The Best Tears For Fears Albums Of All Time

List Rules
Studio albums only.

Tears For Fears are considered by many to be one of the best musical artists of the '80s. Forming in the early 1980s, British duo Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith blended MTV-friendly synth pop with more mainstream rocks sounds, producing hit albums like The Hurting (1983), Songs From the Big Chair (1985), The Seeds of Love (1989), and Elemental (1993).

This Tears for Fears discography is ranked from best to worst, so only the top Tears for Fears albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included any Tears for Fears singles, EPs, or compilations -- only studio albums. If you think that the greatest Tears for Fears album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it, so that it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure that you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; and if you have a favorite Tears for Fears album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know which Tears for Fears albums are truly the greatest of all time, then look no further! Vote below for your favorite Tears for Fears studio LPs, and 

  • The Hurting
    Photo: Phonogram, Mercury
    210 VOTES
    1. The Hurting
    2. Mad World
    3. Pale Shelter
    4. Ideas as Opiates
    5. Memories Fade
    6. Suffer the Children
    7. Watch Me Bleed
    8. Change
    9. The Prisoner
    10. Start of the Breakdown





    • Release Date: 1983
  • Songs From the Big Chair
    Photo: Phonogram, Mercury
    1. Shout
    2. The Working Hour
    3. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
    4. Mothers Talk
    5. I Believe
    6. Broken
    7. Head over Heels / Broken (reprise)
    8. Listen
    • Release Date: 1985
  • The Seeds of Love
    Photo: user uploaded image
    1. Woman in Chains
    2. Badman's Song
    3. Sowing the Seeds of Love
    4. Advice for the Young at Heart
    5. Standing on the Corner of the Third World
    6. Swords and Knives
    7. Year of the Knife
    8. Famous Last Words
    • Release Date: 1989
  • Elemental
    Photo: Phonogram, Mercury
    119 VOTES
    1. Elemental
    2. Cold
    3. Break It Down Again
    4. Mr. Pessimist
    5. Dog's a Best Friend's Dog
    6. Fish Out of Water
    7. Gas Giants
    8. Power
    9. Brian Wilson Said
    10. Goodnight Song
    • Release Date: 1993