Songs from the Big Chair, by Tears for Fears (1985): Ah, the power of a well-timed review. After I read the linked review of this album on USENET, I went out and picked up a copy. I knew a lot of the tunes from the radio & MTV back in the day, but never figured to buy it. I'm glad I did, as it's a real gem of intelligent 80s pop. There's even some prog cred to it, with appearances by saxist Mel Collins (King Crimson, Camel) and drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel). And, sadly, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" always reminds me of the good ol' days when Dennis Miller was actually funny.