Tears For Fears: The Tipping Point Review

10. No Small Thing

Wasn’t really expecting such a country sounding song for the first track, or really at all. Lyrics are still brilliant however.

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9. My Demons

This song was at number four until I heard the other half of the album. I guess Kavinsky sounds and catchy hooks weren’t enough to top the next few unskippable tracks.

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8. Long, Long, Long Time

This song I was honestly surprised it wasn’t the final track, and the final track is usually my favourite (just take a look at my Miles Kane and The Weeknd reviews). It’s a perfect combination of modern and old, but just doesn’t have the lyrics or production of the tracks ahead

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7. Stay

Here we see an acoustic approach discreetly fade into dramatic yet somewhat minimalistic production which puts spotlight on the vocals, just to transform into a progressive sound that harmonises with the vocals and reminds me of British duo Let’s Eat Grandma.

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6. Please Be Happy

From the title this sounds like it would be a similar song type as Long, Long, Long Drive, generating musical finale connotations. In fact it’s more like a musical ballad, allowing Curt and Roland’s voices to feel like they’re conducting an orchestra.

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5. Rivers Of Mercy

At this point in the album how Tears For Fears made every song on the album sound different, this time serenading us with a gospel-esque melody that will certainly divide the fandom.

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4. Master Plan

This was what everyone was expecting; the title, the beat, the instruments, the lyrics.

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3. End Of Night

Feels a little more modernised than it’s predecessor Master Plan, taking inspiration from dream pop and electronic musicians – who ironically probably have taken inspiration from Tears For Fears themselves.

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2. Break The Man

We are taken back to the 80s with this reiteration of classic Tears For Fears topics such as the Weather and interesting conversations, making it a fantastic single.

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1. The Tipping Point

With video game like production on the intro and mystic backing vocals included on the chorus, I certainly did not expect the title track to be my absolute favourite (watch my seventh favourite be all over my Spotify stats now).

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