I've written a lot about Tears for Fears but also about other types of music.
Here's my Tears for Fears book, and an account of getting to see them for the first time.
Hearing a riq virtuoso for the first time. (Classical arab tambourine)
The Thelonious Monk film.
The Throwing Muses.
Rehabilitating Chris de Burgh.
Wham and ska.
Yo La Tengo, live and recorded.