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

Songs From The Big Chair
Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears (1985)
Overall rank: 459th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 469 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (64th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (459th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 469 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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65/100
From santropez 03/09/2019 15:06
Best track: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Weakest track: "I Believe"
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60/100
From Brad1770 02/20/2019 05:10
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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90/100
From VictorVale 02/17/2019 20:05
Som clássico da década, o instrumental é extraordinário.
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75/100
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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75/100
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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85/100
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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85/100
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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75/100
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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