Albums The Best Tears For Fears Albums of All Time  

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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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The Hurting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tears For Fears Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1983

Artist: Tears for Fears

Tracks: Start of the Breakdown, Watch Me Bleed, Change, Suffer the Children, Pale Shelter, The Hurting, The Prisoner, Memories Fade, Ideas as Opiates, Mad World, Mad World

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Dark wave, New Wave, Synthpop, Post-punk

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Songs From the Big Chair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tears For Fears Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1985

Artist: Tears for Fears

Tracks: Broken, Head Over Heels / Broken (live), I Believe, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Mothers Talk, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, The Working Hour, Shout, Listen, Shout

Length (mins): 00:41:53

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Synthpop

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The Seeds of Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tears For Fears Albums of All Time
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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, Woman in Chains, Standing on the Corner of the Third World, Swords and Knives, Famous Last Words, Sowing the Seeds of Love

Length (mins): 00:49:40

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Pop music, New Wave, + more

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Elemental is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tears For Fears Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1993

Artist: Tears for Fears

Tracks: Brian Wilson Said, Break It Down Again, Cold, Goodnight Song, Fish Out of Water, Power, Dog’s a Best Friend’s Dog, Mr. Pessimist, Gas Giants, Elemental

Length (mins): 00:47:01

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Indie rock, New Wave, Pop rock

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