25 Years - Sting
  • Band Name: Sting
  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 26, 2011
    80
    If you're a fan, it's a classy slice of nostalgia.
  2. Oct 26, 2011
    80
    What shines throughout these 45 tracks is the unerring songcraft, and a voice that's lost none of its power over a quarter-century.
  3. Oct 26, 2011
    70
    A must-have item for collectors and die-hards, this is also good for casual fans that may not have all the classic songs in their collection.
  4. Nov 1, 2011
    60
    The inclusio0n of a live concert DVD from 2005 add some roughness but no reason not to just go out and buy whichever Sting albums you already like. [Nov 2011, p.98]
  5. Nov 9, 2011
    40
    His music might be expertly crafted in a bland, jazzy kind of way, but ... it still ends up being mainly about him. [Nov. 2011, p. 149]
  6. 40
    As 25 Years proceeds, the music grows fussier and increasingly self-impressed in its jazz and world music flourishes, yet even as Sting's voice grows slightly deeper and more textured over the years, he never really evolves or develops as a solo artist.

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