Tears for Fears turns the inwardness of 'The Hurting' outwards on 'Songs from the Big Chair'. While remaining true to the personal themes of that work, they escalate their already creative take on the new wave movement into something that flirts with progressive rock and build a monument out of almost every song. 'Shout' is already a stupendous way to start the album. Though repetitive, it never gets tiring thanks to the genius of its production. 'Everybody Want to Rule the World' though simple was able to do exactly what stated in the title. 'I Believe' and 'Listen' are hauntingly beautiful additions to the tracklist that I'm sure George Michael was a fan of. This is exactly the kind of refinement expected from 80s popstars and they sure deliver.