Love Over Gold (studio album) by Dire Straits

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 691st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 479 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (104th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (691st)
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Dire Straits bestography

Love Over Gold is ranked 4th best out of 15 albums by Dire Straits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 226 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,338.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 479 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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80/100
From 05/05/2022 10:19
Best tracks: Telegraph Road, Private Investigations. Industrial Disease is an oddball song from a different style of an album, that breaks the cohesion markedly.
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75/100
From 03/22/2022 01:35
Telegraph Road is absolutely exceptional and everything after that doesn't really live up to that same level. For those 14 minutes you are treated to some of the very best of Dire Straits and it is the reason I have come back to this album so many times. It just captivates me and the performances on that song are just incredible. The Title Track is the next closest in terms of quality and without it I would skip this album and just listen to Telegraph Road. The other 3 tracks just never clicked with me and I feel like they were elongated just for the sake of it. I find this with most of Dire Straits songs as they just seem to want to keep the song going when it had reached its natural end already. Obviously there are glimpses of quality in the other 3 songs and they are still decent but they just miss the mark for me. Overall, an inconsistent album that is saved by the 14 minute epic that might be Dire Straits best ever song.
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95/100
From 01/05/2022 11:25
El cambio que se intuía en los temas más largos de Making Movies se consolida aquí. Un álbum más cercano al rock progresivo, de temas más desarrollados (especialmente en la monumental Telegraph Road). espectacular.
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90/100
From 07/01/2021 01:11
I think this is what most people hear when they listen to Bruce Springsteen.
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From 05/08/2021 08:21
Well, I love it now so I guess I'm officially boring. I love all their stuff apart from bits of brothers in arms. Yep, old and boring. Shoot me if I start to dig Phil Collins.
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90/100
From 09/12/2020 20:47
Love the first two albums and this also has some very good tracks on it. One of the big differences for me is in the production. On this one Knopfler takes control of production and it's very polished and hitting that sound that would conquer the world and test your new cd player to the max. Give me the first two anyday, even though this has plenty merits, it's too shiny and adult for it's own good which is a shame as there is some of their best stuff under the artifice.
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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 02/22/2020 08:16
My second favorite after, wait for it.... their second album.
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From 09/21/2019 15:56
Don't play with me this album is one of the best ever
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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
4. Pornography by The Cure
5. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
6. 1999 by Prince
7. Avalon by Roxy Music
8. Rio by Duran Duran
9. The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
10. Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
11. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
12. Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
13. Combat Rock by The Clash
14. Bad Brains by Bad Brains
15. Big Science by Laurie Anderson
16. Peter Gabriel IV by Peter Gabriel
17. English Settlement by XTC
18. Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall
19. Screaming For Vengeance by Judas Priest
20. The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
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