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The Best Tears For Fears Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 628 votes 265 voters 6.1k views6 items

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Tears For Fears are considered by many to be one of the best musical artists of the '80s. List of the best Tears for Fears albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Tears for Fears discography is ranked from best to worst, so 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 Tears for Fears singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Tears for Fears album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Tears for Fears album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

British duo Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed the band Tears for Fears in the early '80s. The group blended MTV-friendly synth pop with more mainstream rocks sounds, producing hit albums like Songs From the Big Chair (1985) and The Seeds of Love (1989). 

If you want to know the best Tears for Fears album of all time, or the top Tears for Fears albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples include Elemental (1993) and The Hurting (1983). These popular Tears for Fears CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 
 

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    • Release Date: 1985
    • Artist: Tears for Fears
    • Tracks: Broken, Head Over Heels / Broken (live), I Believe
    • Length (mins): 00:41:53
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Synthpop
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    • Release Date: 1983
    • Artist: Tears for Fears
    • Tracks: Start of the Breakdown, Watch Me Bleed, Change
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Dark wave, New Wave, Synthpop, Post-punk
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    • Release Date: 1989
    • Artist: Tears for Fears
    • Tracks: Advice for the Young at Heart, Year of the Knife, Badman’s Song
    • Length (mins): 00:49:40
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Pop music, New Wave
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    • Release Date: 1993
    • Artist: Tears for Fears
    • Tracks: Brian Wilson Said, Break It Down Again, Cold
    • Length (mins): 00:47:01
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Indie rock, New Wave, Pop rock
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