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Dire Straits United Kingdom 

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 220 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 10,256.

Dire Straits is ranked number 121 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 23,629.

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Dire Straits best albums

The following albums by Dire Straits are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,256
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,596
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  77/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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3.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,336
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  78/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:3,154
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  77/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

AlchemyUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1984Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1984:20Rank Score:1,591
Rank in 1980s192Overall Rank:1,182
Average Rating:  73/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

Communiqué United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1979Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1979:44Rank Score:765
Rank in 1970s445Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  73/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

On Every StreetUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1991Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1991:57Rank Score:397
Rank in 1990s744Overall Rank:3,622
Average Rating:  70/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Money For Nothing
Compilation
United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1988Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1988:73Rank Score:286
Rank in 1980s756Overall Rank:4,671
Average Rating:  73/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:2005Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2005:268Rank Score:110
Rank in 2000s2,564Overall Rank:9,806
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1998Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1998:224Rank Score:103
Rank in 1990s2,152Overall Rank:10,308
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 121

This may not be a complete discography for Dire Straits. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Dire Straits best tracks

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1.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Dire Straits)
 90/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Alchemy)
 87/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Making Movies)
 87/100 (97 votes)
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4.Telegraph Road
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 86/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Brothers In Arms
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 86/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.Private Investigations
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 86/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.Romeo & Juliet
(from the album Making Movies)
 85/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Money For Nothing
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 85/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.Telegraph Road
(from the album Alchemy)
 85/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Down To The Waterline
(from the album Dire Straits)
 84/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.Sultans of Swing
(from the album Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits)
 84/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations)
 83/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 83/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Money For Nothing)
 82/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Skateaway
(from the album Making Movies)
 82/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Your Latest Trick
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 82/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.Expresso Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 82/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Private Investigations
(from the album Alchemy)
 82/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Brothers In Arms
(from the album Money For Nothing)
 82/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Lady Writer
(from the album Communiqué )
 82/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Dire Straits ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 109 votes)
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75/100
11/26/2016 17:34
85/100
 
75/100
10/25/2016 18:20
69/100
 
75/100
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76/100
 
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91/100
 
80/100
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78/100

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From AdriSP 09/04/2016 09:33
I don't understand how the Dire Straits aren't positioned in the top 10. However, the fact that they are out of the top 100 list is laughable. 118?!? Just WTF...
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From Gerard1968 02/20/2016 22:06
Did you know that the band once joined forces with Chris Rea & Ben from Curiosity Killed the Cat. They were called Dire Rea Killed the Cat.
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From JMGL95 03/04/2015 16:14
Listened to some of their albums, and I am so satisfied. Nothing can go wrong if you have one of the greatest guitarists of the history. First Knopfler and then the mortals.
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80/100
From vturi 01/21/2015 15:38
This band is perfect, Knopfler so talented
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From manurock 04/13/2014 20:21
Ranked 114? Seriously? I have them as top 5 in rock history and I thought that they were much better considered... we need to get them up the ranks. Knopfler is a very talented guitarist and Sultans of Swing is perfect.
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Rating:  
90/100
From Shadow23 03/02/2013 17:27
Best song: "Your Latest Trick". That's sweet sound and excellent lyrics.
Their best album is "Brothers In Arms"
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From Mirek 06/28/2012 09:53
One of my favourite bands and Alchemy is my favourite album
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From Romanelli 01/25/2012 00:10
Been redicovering Dire Straits lately. And it's all been good!
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From RFNAPLES 05/04/2010 21:30
Best album: Brothers In Arms
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From caralladas76 04/22/2008 05:54
My first favourite band. Thanks mr knopfler.
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