• Band Name: Sting
  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2013
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. MES
    Oct 21, 2013
    7
    Disclosure: I'm a big Sting fan. Almost all of his albums either resonate or challenge me. The guy is a master musician and very sophisticated song writer. That said, this album doesn't work for me. He's telling a story with a very clear point of view and probably shouldn't be viewed as an album as much as a musical soundtrack....which, in fact, it is. But I'm afraid that StingDisclosure: I'm a big Sting fan. Almost all of his albums either resonate or challenge me. The guy is a master musician and very sophisticated song writer. That said, this album doesn't work for me. He's telling a story with a very clear point of view and probably shouldn't be viewed as an album as much as a musical soundtrack....which, in fact, it is. But I'm afraid that Sting raised the bar too high to let Last Ship work for me. The music is quite Celtic in lineage and if that doesn't float your boat, it may be the Last Ship to Sink. The album almost sounds like a Van Morrison/Sting collaboration so if you like both artists, it may work for you. It didn't work for me. Sorry Gordon. Hope the show is a big hit, but the music won't carry it. Expand
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 10, 2013
    70
    Sting the pop singer is clearly not returning any time soon--but for better or worse, he manages to shine on The Last Ship.
  2. 60
    It ends with a glorious resolution of two notes teased from Northumbrian pipes, so perfect and final that the reprise of “The Last Ship” seems redundant. Such honest moments make this album a worthwhile, if not fully rounded experience.
  3. Sep 24, 2013
    60
    Unfortunately, the set doesn’t quite command as a fully realized piece.