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Police Quick quiz: What album dethroned Michael Jackson's Thriller from the top of the charts in late 1983?

Yep, that'd be The Police's Synchronicity, the band's fifth and final studio album. And it's the topic of this week's Stuck in the 80s podcast. Click here to listen or click here to subscribe to the whole series for free on iTunes.

Some highlights from this week's show:

  • Hear Cathy's story about how her sister nearly killed her because of the song "Mother."
  • Find out why Steve has fond memories (and why his girlfriend had heaving pains) from a 1985 Sting concert.
  • Cringe as Sean test the boundaries of good taste. Again. As usual.

Some trivia about the Synchronicity album that maybe you didn't know:

  • VH1 named it the 50th best album of all time.
  • Rolling Stone was less generous, naming it the 455th best album.
  • The cover's artwork is available in 36 different variations (the color stripes and photos change).

Enjoy the show. Next week's topic: "Greed is good."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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