The Seeds of Love

Tears For Fears - The Seeds of Love
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1989 Ratings: #51 / 138
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
1989 Ratings: #36
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September 25, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fontana, Mercury / Label
Art Pop, Pop Rock / Genres
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For their 1989 third album ‘The Seeds of Love’, British duo Tears for Fears moves to a more soulful, psychedelic rendition of their iconic sound, and although the musical ambition is appreciated, the unfortunate result is a meandering thing of a record that strips away much of the best qualities of their music in order to adjust their sound. In general, one might call this a failed musical experiment for Tears for Fears, and even more tragically, the duo never really picks up their ... read more
"Woman in Chains" is embarrassingly product-of-its-time adult contemporary, but the rest is so much worse, it really makes you appreciate just how easy listening it is, as you painfully cringe your way through the rest of these corny songs.
7.7 out of 10
Woman in Chains - 100
Badman's Song - 85
Sowing the Seeds of Love - 80
Advice for the Young at Heart - 80
Standing on the Corner of the Third World - 80
Swords and Knives - 75
Year of the Knife - 80
Famous Last Words - 80

Destaque: Woman in Chains
Tears for Fears' album gives their most intricate work, with tracks about the spread of love, abusive relationships and impending doom, TSoL is great, yet it can sometimes get tiring.

Best track(s): Woman in Chains and Year of the Knife

Worst track(s): none.
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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
  9. Tears Roll Down
  10. Always in the Past
  11. Music for Tables
  12. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams
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Added on: January 23, 2014