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  • Summary: The 12th solo release for the British rock artist was produced by Martin Kierszenbaum and is his first pop/rock album since 2003's Sacred Love.
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  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock
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I Can't Stop Thinking About You
White page, an empty field of snow My room is 25 below This cold man chasing ghosts A road lies underneath a buried boat Dogs search the under... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 91
    It proves that years of passion projects haven’t dulled his songwriting instincts.
  2. Nov 10, 2016
    80
    Sting sifts through familiar territory with songs of protest sitting alongside songs of yearning and love and it all adds up to record that's simultaneously unassuming and revealing: through its modest nature, 57th & 9th stands as testaments to Sting's inherent gifts as a songwriter and recordmaker.
  3. Nov 11, 2016
    70
    Even if the album gets more ponderous as his concerns deepen, it's nice to see the king of pain flex a little.
  4. Mojo
    Nov 4, 2016
    60
    Heading South On The Great North Road drags, and Pretty Young Soldier, a tale of gender confusion in the military, is slightly laboured. However, most of 57th and 9th has a youthful energy suggesting that Sting hasn't faded yet. [Dec 2016, p.90]
  5. 60
    “Heading South On The Great North Road”, sounds like an outtake from Sting’s musical The Last Ship. But otherwise it’s fairly standard AOR fare, only baring its teeth on the snarling “Petrol Head”
  6. Uncut
    Nov 4, 2016
    50
    [A] largely tentative set. [Dec 2016, p.38]
  7. Nov 10, 2016
    40
    The start of Sting’s career is the subject of Heading South on the Great North Road, on which he is accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, a moment of respite from the album’s bluster. More cumbersome is Pretty Young Soldier, a tale of a military romance.

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  1. Mar 18, 2017
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Rock´n´roll está vivo no Sting. Mas sem Andy Summers e Stewart Copeland é apenas metade do que poderia ser. É preciso que a banda desafie o Sting para tirar o melhor dele. Pena. Expand