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

Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 337th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 653 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (44th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (337th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 653 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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55/100
From 11/10/2023 14:50
A good band with some great pieces of music here. Stand out is Shout.
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From 04/12/2023 09:30
One of the best pop albums ever made. Beautiful lyrics, stylish 80s sounds. And fantastic vocal art. Head Over Heels is one of the most beautiful pop bangers there is.
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90/100
From 12/08/2022 20:16
Superb synth-pop album, high points are really high and low points aren't that low.
Shout is a great explosive way to start an album, The Working Hour is smooth, jazzy, well-crafted pop song, Everybody Wants To Rule The World is great thoughtful lyrics mixed with catchy melody and fantastic production. I also like Broken and Head Over Heels is great romantic song. I Believe and Listen are both a bit boring and too long, but overall I love this album.
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80/100
From 09/07/2022 01:08
Solid record
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60/100
From 07/06/2022 05:57
The hits were good, the rest is ok at best and the closing track drags on a bit
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From 02/18/2022 00:36
THE album of the 80's. Hit after hit after hit.
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85/100
From 02/03/2022 12:11
This has some standout tracks (3 pieces). With some concentration and a couple of better songs, this could have been a GREAT album.
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70/100
From 01/03/2022 18:31
a superior flow of rock and roll songs
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85/100
From 11/21/2021 15:07
An excellent thought-provoking and heartfelt record.

Highly recommended.

A Side: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
B Side: Head Over Heels
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