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Songs From The Big Chair (album) by Tears For Fears

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Songs From The Big Chair
Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears (1985)
Overall rank: 503rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 442 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (72nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (503rd)

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Tears For Fears bestography

Songs From The Big Chair is ranked as the best album by Tears For Fears.

Tears For Fears album bestography « Higher ranked This album (503rd) Lower ranked (1,039th) »
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Songs From The Big Chair track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickShout
 87/100 (155 votes)
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2.The Working Hour
 81/100 (88 votes)
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3.Track pickEverybody Wants To Rule The World
 89/100 (172 votes)
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4.Mothers Talk
 76/100 (84 votes)
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5.I Believe
 75/100 (80 votes)
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6.Broken
 76/100 (75 votes)
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7.Track pickHead Over Heels/Broken (Live)
 87/100 (119 votes)
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8.Listen
 76/100 (71 votes)
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Songs From The Big Chair rankings

Songs From The Big Chair ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 442 votes)
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80/100
03/16/2019 19:02
69/100
 
90/100
03/09/2019 03:53
87/100
 
70/100
03/01/2019 20:29
82/100
 
80/100
02/27/2019 21:36
84/100
 
75/100
02/20/2019 13:29
78/100

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Rating:  
70/100
Best track: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Weakest track: "I Believe"
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Rating:  
60/100
For a short flash in time back in 1985 this was the biggest album on the planet topping the charts in more country's than it wasn't and T.F.F's were close to the biggest band. Heady times for 2 fellows from humble beginnings in Bath England

Listening to this album once more in 2019 for the first time since I was a teenager (yikes !) unfortunately it hasn't aged well. The hits still sound great but the remaining tracks sound , well ...very 80's . Meaning they were great some 34 years ago but not so much today

Big surprise for me was hearing the live tracks on this album , something that I hadn't recalled up until that point
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Rating:  
90/100
Som clássico da década, o instrumental é extraordinário.
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Rating:  
75/100
Interesiting pop album with some unique featured presented by Tears for Fears, also, this album is full of classics.
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75/100
There are a couple of amazing tracks on this album (you know the ones). There are some other good ones too. Sadly, there are also a couple of let downs, which, although not below a certain standard of pop, don't measure up to what has become expected of the band. I'm always happy listening to this album, but I'm also always left feeling it could have been better.
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85/100
This is a superb album which leans more towards prog than pop in my opinion. 'Shout' is an excellent upbeat opener but the second track may come as a surprise with the sax and synth texture intro which lays the foundation for a superb vocal not dissimilar to the vocal delivery of Silent Running's Peter Gamble. When I listen to this album I hear elements of Wham, Spandau Ballet, Silent Running and Level 42.
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85/100
This is an interesting, more progressive than I was expecting from a new wave album. For a pop rock effort, it's fantastic.
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75/100
Despite the classic song everybody rules the world and the high scoring head over heels and shout the album only scored a 78 for my rankings. Unfortunately this album has a number of average to below average filler type songs.
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Rating:  
85/100
An interesting mix of the pop readiness of Michael Jackson, the melodic sensibilities of Wham!, and the experiments of The Cure. I wasn't expecting this!

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Shout
The Working Hour
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Head Over Heels / Broken
Listen
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Rating:  
80/100
A well produced new wave albums that has great moments like head over heels, but a few filler tracks
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