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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: 514th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 416 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1985 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (73rd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (514th)

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

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 416 votes)
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From JimagineL 09/30/2018 02:49
Interesiting pop album with some unique featured presented by Tears for Fears, also, this album is full of classics.
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From arialblue 09/23/2018 22:41
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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From Junomoogmello 06/13/2018 19:19
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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From kingofstorm 05/07/2018 06:31
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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From Accelerate1 03/18/2018 16:14
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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From Seventiesfan 03/03/2018 01:23
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
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From titansaurs28 01/07/2018 05:30
A well produced new wave albums that has great moments like head over heels, but a few filler tracks
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From Brad1770 12/10/2017 09:40
So TFF’s tour Australia around the time this album is released. Being a semi fan I managed to score a ticket to see the band at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre & the year would have been 1985. At this concert TFF’s definitely played Songs From The Big Chair in fact they played songs 1 to 8 in order as appears on the album beginning to end . I’ve never forgotten that LOL . The first band to play a tribute concert to an album within the year of release.
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From Daredevil42 07/30/2016 15:49
I know this was the big album for Tears for Fears, but I consider it a bit of letdown after the brilliance of The Hurting, which I would place in the top 10 of new wave albums. This one is still quite solid, though.
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From garycottier 07/13/2016 15:57
A good album with three killer tracks in, shout, everybody wants to rule the world, and, head over heels. The rest is fine, and though nothing special, still help to make this an album that still sounds good today.
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