Love Over Gold (album) by Dire Straits

Love Over Gold
Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 688th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 413 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (106th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (688th)
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DIRE STRAITS-LOVE OVER GOLD-MASTERDISK WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS 23728-1-LP
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VINYL RECORD DIRE STRAITS LOVE OVER GOLD no sleeve record only
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Time left: 1h 47m 19s
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DIRE STRAITS LOVE OVER GOLD LP 1982 1ST PRESS VERTIGO 6359 109 EX/VG+
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Time left: 2h 16s
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Dire Straits bestography

Love Over Gold is ranked 4th best out of 14 albums by Dire Straits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 232 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,575.

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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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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 413 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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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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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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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
4. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
5. Pornography by The Cure
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
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