The Hurting (studio album) by Tears For Fears

The Hurting
The Hurting by Tears For Fears
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 1,085th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 267 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1983 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (166th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,085th)
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Tears For Fears - The Hurting - 180 Gram Vinyl LP (NEW & SEALED)
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Tears for Fears The Hurting Complete 1983 Original A//4 B//4 UK Mercury MERS 17
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The Hurting [UK Bonus Tracks], New Music
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Tears For Fears bestography

The Hurting is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Tears For Fears on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tears For Fears is Songs From The Big Chair which is ranked number 431 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,545.

Tears For Fears album bestography « Higher ranked (431st) This album (1,085th) Lower ranked (1,583rd) »
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The Hurting track list

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 267 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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75/100
From 03/09/2019 15:06
Favourite track: "Mad World"
Least-liked track: "The Prisoner"
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75/100
From 09/25/2018 16:32
Tears for Fears really stands out from the rest in relation from synth-oriented pop tunes, they really new how to do it smartly. The Hurting, for this case, is an good debut.
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From 12/11/2016 21:27
Decent British 80's synth pop album, not one of my favourites but it does contain the classic Mad World, and closely followed by (the also very good) Change and Suffer The Children.
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From 07/30/2016 02:10
I still remember hearing the beginning of Change on a Windsor alternative station at 1am and ran out the next day to buy the album. One of the few darker moodier albums that I can listen too over and over again
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From 03/05/2015 22:38
A good album for a debut better than most eighties artists around the time underrated in my opinion best tracks clearly the hits especially 'Mad World' being the best version of the song also
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From 12/06/2014 20:48
The album carries a lot of spirit.
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From 11/29/2014 15:46
Fine debut album for the Synthpop duo of Bath
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From 09/16/2014 02:58
Best Track: Mad World
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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. War by U2
5. Synchronicity by The Police
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. Let's Dance by David Bowie
10. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
11. Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
12. Pyromania by Def Leppard
13. Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
14. Soul Mining by The The
15. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
16. The Hurting by Tears For Fears
17. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
18. Eliminator by ZZ Top
19. Clics Modernos by Charly García
20. Holy Diver by Dio
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