Sting + Lachrymæ Antiquæ = WTF?

I once heard Sting perform Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, back when he had a vanity record label in the late ’80s. (Pangaea, anyone?) It was a bad idea.

I don’t know if this one is any better.

Sting performing music for lute and voice is like, I don’t know, Quruli teaming up with Rip Slyme. Oh, wait …

The worst part of it? That album may be the first Sting disc I’ve been interested in about 20 years. I still love … Nothing Like the Sun and The Dream of the Blue Turtles. But he started putting out some real duds starting with The Soul Cages.