25 Years - Sting
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  • Summary: The four-CD/DVD set contains remastered songs from Sting's solo career spanning from his debut in 1985 to his 2010 live release, Live at Berlin. The DVD is an unreleased concert from the final night from his 2005 Broken Music tour at New York's Irving Plaza.
  • Record Label: A&M
  • Genre(s): Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, College Rock, Soft Rock
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 26, 2011
    80
    If you're a fan, it's a classy slice of nostalgia.
  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. 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.
  6. 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]