Album Review: Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point (Concord)

By: Jesse Striewski

I really had not anticipated to be reviewing all new material from ’80s pop rockers Tears For Fears in 2022, but here we are. And with nearly two decades in the making since their last studio album, one would think they would have reached total perfection by now.

The Tipping Point (the band’s seventh album for those of you keeping track) starts off with the aptly-titled “No Small Thing,” then progresses nicely with the title track (which also features a music video to go along with it). Other songs like “My Demons” and “End of Night” inject some interest as well, but unfortunately many of the other tracks are subdued enough to induce sleep at times.

There’s no doubt that Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith – the band’s long time core masterminds – have a lifetime’s worth of experience and talent in their field that most would be envious of. But I think staying out of the public eye for so long may have had some damaging effects on them in more ways than one. But despite the time that’s passed, it’s clear the bond the two musicians share is a unique one none the less.

Rating: 3/5 Stars