The Seeds Of Love (album) by Tears For Fears

The Seeds Of Love
The Seeds Of Love by Tears For Fears
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 1,566th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 187 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (242nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,566th)
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Tears For Fears bestography

The Seeds Of Love is ranked 3rd 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 438 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,439.

Tears For Fears album bestography « Higher ranked (1,049th) This album (1,566th) Lower ranked (1,566th) »
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75/100 (from 187 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 24% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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85/100
From 05/15/2020 07:14
Beautiful album. Great themes. Great production. Great songs.
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85/100
From 10/15/2019 17:27
Okay, Advice for the Young at Heart might be my favorite song of the 80's
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45/100
From 03/09/2019 15:08
Best track: "Swords And Knives"
Weakest track: "Badman's Song"
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From 09/01/2016 04:31
I really hate this album. The Hurting and Songs from the Big Chair are such amazing albums, this one does nothing for me. It was still a big hit back in the day, just not on my play list
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65/100
From 01/26/2016 01:12
Overlooked record I know have in my collection, amazing.
Better than other albums, I think some songs drag for too long. Whatever this deserves more
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85/100
From 12/28/2015 21:43
A very underrated album, I think it gets far too much stick. Although I find some tracks to be weak, side 1 is superb and "Woman in Chains" and "Sowing the Seeds of Love" are among my favourite songs of all time.
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95/100
From 12/21/2014 16:55
Find this album underrated, it's a really good. I must be in the minority here who views this album in a positive way. Favorite tracks are Badman's Song, Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Advice For The Young At Heart, Year Of The Knife, and Famous Last Words
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70/100
From 12/05/2014 03:24
Rufus isn't far off. It seems it needs another edit before it hits the level of their top work.
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60/100
From 09/08/2014 13:47
First half is simply amazing.
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From 07/07/2012 18:26
What could've been. The music and vocals are amazing - better, I think, than anything TFF ever did. And then I listen to the lyrics. If they would've taken a couple more months to tighten that up, the sky'd been the limit.
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