Along with Simple Minds, Tears For Fears are 2 of my favorite pop/rock bands from the 80´s era in the U.K. The albums "Songs from the big chair" (1985) and "Elemental" (1993) are without doubt their best and featured hits like Everybody wants to rule the world, Shout and Break it down again.
The 1995 album "Raoul and the kings of Spain" and Orzabal´s solo album "Tomcats screaming outside" from 2001 weren´t any big sellers which is a shame since they are just as great as their classic stuff, you will find plenty of intelligent songwriting here.
The first album "The hurting" from 1983 featured the big hit "Mad world" and it´s a good album but also a bit too soft I think, their last album "Everyone loves a happy ending" from 2004 was a nice comeback with Smith and Orzabal back together again. Too bad the DVD from Paris wasn´t equally good.