Album Review : Everybody Loves A Happy Ending
Artist : Tears For Fears
Genre : Rock / Pop
Year of Released : 2004
This is supposed to be a reunion album after Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith parted in the late 90’s. As the album title suggest, this is supposed to be a happy album. Instead what we have here are psychedelic songs, pretentious songs, and Beatles homage songs. The whole album is not cohesive, lots of ideas to tell but somehow, it is as scattered as kernels of corn thrown away during a wedding march.
It is not bad to pay homage to The Beatles but when you fashion a song along the likes of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club,” their own song “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending” pales in comparison. It seems that both Orzabal and Smith were so happy with the reunion that they created an album that only they can understand and forget that they have multitude of fans expecting a good album considering the success they achieved with “The Seeds of Love” album.
Good songs in this album are “Secret World” and “Killing With Kindness,” which are like a Gilbert Sullivan song. Excellent songs more along like their usual stuff are “Last Days on Earth,””Closest Thing To Heaven,” and “Quiet Ones.”
My rating for this album is 3 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it