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The Hurting is the debut album by the British new wave band Tears for Fears. It was released on 7 March 1983, and peaked at no. 1 on the UK Album Chart. The album was certified Gold by the BPI within three weeks of release, and reached Platinum status in January 1985. The album contains Tears For Fears' first three hit singles – "Mad World", "Change", and "Pale Shelter" – all of which reached the Top 5 in the UK. It also… read more



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  • The album cover makes me cry. [2] My favorite TFF's album <3
  • Oddly enough - because I'm usually more into 50s-60s stuff - one of my favorite albums. It's really an unity too, which is pretty impressive.
  • </3 The album cover makes me cry.
  • This is amazing
  • wow! i love it! from the first sound!!!!
  • theirs best album 10/10
  • Has anyone else heard Phantogram's song "You are the Ocean"? It sounds INCREDIBLY like TFF's The Hurting. I want to mash them.
  • My fourth favourite album of the 80s - behind Simple Minds' New Gold Dream, ABC's Lexicon of Love, and OMD's Architecture & Morailty. It still sounds fresh, intelligent and heart-wrenching.
  • Just finished this. Totally blown away. Can't wait to tear into Songs From the Big Chair tomorrow!
  • I think it's their best album.

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