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The Hurting (album) by Tears For Fears 

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The Hurting
The Hurting by Tears For Fears (1983)
Overall rank: 1,004th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 211 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1983 (16th)
Top albums of the 1980s (156th)
Best albums of all time (1,004th)

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Tears For Fears bestography

The Hurting is ranked 2nd best out of 8 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 516 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,946.

Tears For Fears album bestography « Higher ranked (516th) This album (1,004th) Lower ranked (1,551st) »
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Members who like this album also like: Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears, London Calling by The Clash and Closer by Joy Division.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 211 votes)
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62/100
 
75/100
09/06/2018 17:32
77/100
 
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09/03/2018 05:35
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08/28/2018 13:53
72/100
 
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08/22/2018 12:35
85/100

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70/100
From wooolf 10/02/2017 11:29
Songs aren't bad (especially first 3..) but I don't like the singer's voice.
Production quality is mediocre at best: sub-standard recording, mixing, ugly synths and electronic drum sounds.
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75/100
From Rich150 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 msududek1 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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70/100
From Garyf1972 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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65/100
From junodog4 12/05/2014 03:22
Oozes potential, but not consistent yet...
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90/100
From F1Aaron 11/29/2014 15:46
Fine debut album for the Synthpop duo of Bath
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60/100
From gtroda 09/16/2014 02:58
Best Track: Mad World
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80/100
From bonafini 07/17/2013 03:43
The 80's wouldn't have been the same without them.
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From jhuik 01/28/2012 02:10
The 'frontloaded' charge is almost fair but ShaneSpear misses out on the quite zingy track Change. Pale Shelter is a very memorable cut and this original version of Mad World is nearly as good as Gary Jules' version, one of the finest remakes of any song ever. Altogether, I agree with those who say this is their best and yes it is an 80's classic.
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85/100
From vesander 01/22/2012 21:47
Deserves to be higher up the list in 1983. Moody atmospheres, smart lyrics and accessible hooks make this an early 80's classic.
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