The Seeds of Love

Tears For Fears - The Seeds of Love
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Based on 2 reviews
1989 Ratings: #63 / 164
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Based on 102 ratings
1989 Ratings: #110
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SonicDiscovery
80

Coming four years after the massive success of Songs from the Big Chair, english duo Tears of Fears continued to shift themselves forward on their third album The Seeds of Love, a release that hits upon influences from jazz, quiet storm and progressive rock album to further mature their sound. Lyrically, it really looms around ideas of toxic masculinity and how it suppresses mens human inclination to feel and express emotions. The strongest songs sit towards the front, with the beatlesque title ... read more

Schmedess
31

The title track may be one of their best songs ever, but nearly everything else amounts to about as much swagger and finesse as David Bowie in the late 80s. The instrumentals are either boring or tacky, Smith's vocals took a massive dip in quality, shooting for inflections that just do not work, and the songs just run way too long. The runtimes are appreciated on Songs From The Big Chair, as the production is pristine, and the pacing carefully executed; "The Seeds of Love" contains ... read more

TheCarioca
88

Woman in Chains - 5/5 ❤
Badman's Song - 5/5 ❤
Sowing the Seeds of Love - 5/5 ❤
Advice for the Young at Heart - 5/5 ❤
Standing on the Corner of the Third World - 5/5 ❤
Swords and Knives - 4/5
Year of the Knife - 4/5
Famous Last Words - 5/5 ❤
Tears Roll Down - 3/5
Always in the Past - 4/5
Music for Tables - 4/5
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams - 4/5

JoopK
74

After enjoying their latest record I decided to pick this up on CD, however, my copy has 8 tracks and not 12, which is kind of weird, but I'll check the 4 remaining songs out on Spotify after I finish the CD. Okay so apparently the original album has 8 tracks and the one with 12 tracks is a reissue.

To me, it seems that lyrically this album is going about love and specifically what someone needs before they can love, so basically the seeds that have to be planted in order to make love. The ... read more

SonicDiscovery
80

Coming four years after the massive success of Songs from the Big Chair, english duo Tears of Fears continued to shift themselves forward on their third album The Seeds of Love, a release that hits upon influences from jazz, quiet storm and progressive rock album to further mature their sound. Lyrically, it really looms around ideas of toxic masculinity and how it suppresses mens human inclination to feel and express emotions. The strongest songs sit towards the front, with the beatlesque title ... read more

TheCarioca
88

Woman in Chains - 5/5 ❤
Badman's Song - 5/5 ❤
Sowing the Seeds of Love - 5/5 ❤
Advice for the Young at Heart - 5/5 ❤
Standing on the Corner of the Third World - 5/5 ❤
Swords and Knives - 4/5
Year of the Knife - 4/5
Famous Last Words - 5/5 ❤
Tears Roll Down - 3/5
Always in the Past - 4/5
Music for Tables - 4/5
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams - 4/5

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Track List

  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
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Added on: January 23, 2014