Thursday, March 25, 2010

90's Guilty Pleasures #14: Sting "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" (1993)

It's been suggested by many that Sting may be the best candidate for pop music's alltime "best music with worst lyrics" songwriter. Although this was correct throughout many moments in The Police, the "worst lyrics" aspect on its own was never truer than on his Ten Summoner's Tales LP from 1993, where the album's first track was probably the only one where the strength of the music actually masked his horrendously embarrassing verses. And it helps that this may have been an earnest attempt to combine his own boring contemporary-jazz-fetish with a moment as radiant as Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." For post-Police Sting, this is probably as good as it will ever get.

Huge lolz alert: I think Sting is unironically wearing a fake-beard at 2:40...

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