“Songs From The Big Chair” is, in my opinion, one of the best albums to come out of the ’80s. It is pop music at its best. Then again, like any exceptional album, the songs don’t fit neatly into just one genre. With layers of electronic and traditional percussion underneath the hooks and melodies of the guitars, synthesizers, piano, and electronics, (and the occasional saxophone) “Songs From The Big Chair” experiments with a variety of styles bordering it and sometimes even crossing it over into progressive rock territory, much in the same way Peter Gabriel did on his later albums.
“Songs From The Big Chair” was Tears For Fears’ most successful album, topping the charts in the U.S. and Canada and taking the second from top spot in the U.K.