8 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal’s MTV-era breakthrough is a tour de force of New Wave's possibilities. They tip toward prog on the surging "Broken" and indulge in piano-led balladry on the spare "I Believe." The album is also a vehicle for some of the '80s' most inspired singles: On "Shout," with its indelible hook and vivid digital production, and the open-road anthem "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," they put their big-tent aspirations front and center, while the majestic "Head Over Heels / Broken" confirms their place atop the arena-pop throne.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal’s MTV-era breakthrough is a tour de force of New Wave's possibilities. They tip toward prog on the surging "Broken" and indulge in piano-led balladry on the spare "I Believe." The album is also a vehicle for some of the '80s' most inspired singles: On "Shout," with its indelible hook and vivid digital production, and the open-road anthem "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," they put their big-tent aspirations front and center, while the majestic "Head Over Heels / Broken" confirms their place atop the arena-pop throne.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings
85 Ratings
wisconsin jimbo ,

One of the 80's most important works

"everybody", "shout", and "head over heals" are simply 3 of the best pop songs ever. Add the fabulous "working hour", "broken", and "I believe", and you have one of the 10 best albums of the 80's. Should have been a grammy nominee- but Springsteen, prince, lionel richie, Cindy lauper, and Tina turner. Still should've won a Grammy for this work.

Luigi Villena ,

Legendary

A must have for 80's music fans!

The Rabid Werewolf ,

One of my favorite albums... EVER

This album is one of the closest to music perfection. From beginning to end it is enjoyable, fun, and meaningful. Hidden gems such as "The Working Hour" (my favorite TFF song) and "Listen" effortlessly blend in with pop hits such as "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", and "Head Over Heals". Even "Broken", a song that is somewhat of an interlude for head over heals is beautiful in its own right. Please listen to this album front to back and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. 11/10

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