Love Over Gold (album) by Dire Straits

Love Over Gold
Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 657th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 400 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (100th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (657th)
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DIRE STRAITS- LOVE OVER GOLD/ MONEY FOR NOTHING 7" 45 RPM
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Dire Straits bestography

Love Over Gold is ranked 4th best out of 13 albums by Dire Straits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 233 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,378.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 400 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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60/100
From 03/12/2020 10:44
"I don't use to listen dire straits regulary but every time i spin them i always realize they are one of the greatest bands ever."

Translation: "I don't particularly enjoy it, but it ticks all my boxes of what I think good music is."
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From 03/12/2020 10:41
"You hear how raw my voice is. I have endured so many hardships. I am a man, I got a penis. I make songs that aren't three minutes like on the radio, I'm sophisticated. I don't write plebeian songs, I write eposes like the greeks. I use all these classic guitars, only real rockers would understand. I can imitate Bob Dylan too, if you want to." The rest I couldn't understand because of his head being too far up his ass.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 02/22/2020 08:16
My second favorite after, wait for it.... their second album.
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100/100
From 09/21/2019 15:56
Don't play with me this album is one of the best ever
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Rating:  
75/100
From 03/09/2019 16:04
Favourite track: "Private Investigations"
Least-liked track: "It Never Rains"
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85/100
From 12/07/2018 21:45
Easily my favorite Dire Straits album. Telegraph Road is one of the greatest songs of all time, in any genre. Industrial Disease is wonderfully witty, and the rest is worthy as well.
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90/100
From 05/09/2018 00:36
An ambitious album that you wouldn't expect to get from a band like Dire Straits. Although they don't stick the landing all the time Knopfler and Co made a good album and definitely an underrated one. Shouldn't be glossed over! Telegraph Road and Private Investigations belong to their best material.

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80/100
From 11/18/2017 13:20
Almost progressive songs combined with Dire Straits; a lot better to what you might think.
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90/100
From 06/05/2016 17:04
Mark Knopfler goes for the epic on Dire straits fourth album. Love over gold, only consists of five songs, but they are all excellent. Telegraph road, is a stunning opening track, and it's followed by the atmospheric, private investigations. Side gives us the enjoyable, industrial disease, the lovely title track, and, it never rains, which always seems to be the forgotten track. Love over gold, is arguably Dire straits' best album.
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From 11/10/2015 10:00
I don't use to listen dire straits regulary but every time i spin them i always realize they are one of the greatest bands ever.Telegraph Road and Private Investigations are two masterpieces.
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