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

Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 394th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 568 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (51st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (394th)
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Tears For Fears - Songs From the Big Chair (CD) 2011, SHM-CD, Remastered [Japan]
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Tears for Fears - Songs From The Big Chair [Digibook With Bonus Tracks] [New CD]
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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: 
79/100 (from 568 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 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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70/100
From 01/03/2022 18:31
a superior flow of rock and roll songs
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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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From 08/23/2021 22:11
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90/100
From 04/25/2021 00:05
The Working Hour and Mothers Talk have grown on me over the years...this is now one of my favorite 80s albums.
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95/100
From 02/09/2021 17:28
Good album with a bit of filler
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65/100
From 03/09/2019 15:06
Best track: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Weakest track: "I Believe"
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60/100
From 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 02/17/2019 20:05
Som clássico da década, o instrumental é extraordinário.
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75/100
From 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 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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