Retro Spins: Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair

Tears for Fears
Songs From the Big Chair

Songs From the Big Chair remains Tears For Fears biggest selling album of all time. It features the international success's Shout, Mother's Talk, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Head Over Heals and I Believe...And I've never heard it until today.

Yeah, sure. I know Tears For Fears. Who doesn't know Shout? Who doesn't know Everybody Wants to Rule the World? Those are great tracks and staples from the 80's. However, beyond that the group never really made that big of an impact on me. Their hits were hits and those were good enough for me - Well, some of them anyway.

After hearing the full album I can see why it's their most popular. It's pretty darn good. Out of the eight songs on the album I have four now on my IPOD; Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Mother's Talk and Head Over Heals. Sorry, not a fan of I Believe or the rest of the tracks.

Overall though, it didn't leave me chomping at the bit to hear more Tears For Fears. When it ended I just kind of said, "Okay," and moved on to something else. Think back to my post on Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam where the album hit me so hard I immediately took to ebay to find others. That's the kind of albums I like hearing. Ones that make me say, "Whoa, what else has this person done?" Unfortunately not the case here...Although, I suppose it's an irrelevant argument considering I already own their follow up album, The Seeds of Love.

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  1. I'm loving these Retro Spins posts ;) Keep up the good work.

  2. I know this album backwards and forwards! I listened to the literally thousands of times (my vinyl compy is near worn out ), I Believe is my least favorite song though I don't hate it.

    1. At this point, I honestly don't even remember how I Believe went.