Making Movies (studio album) by Dire Straits

Making Movies
Making Movies by Dire Straits
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 581st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 473 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (86th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (581st)
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DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies  1980  - Vertigo Vinyl LP SRM13857
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Dire Straits bestography

Making Movies is ranked 2nd 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 233 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,597.

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78/100 (from 473 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.8/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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From 07/05/2020 23:28
A lot of the songs don't sound all that different from their debut. Tunnel of Love is great, but songs 4, 5, & 6 are pretty generic sounding. Not to mention Les Boys....
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From 01/05/2020 18:51
First listen in over 30 years. Been on a bit of a dire straits listening binge (1st two albums only) and this was obviously next. What I love about the first two was the feel, atmosphere, groove, production etc. which start to get lost going forward, starting here. Dave knopfler has already gone, they added keys and the production is much more polished. Track one certainly hits the spot but where the songs aren't mega like that, there's not that all round feel to enjoy. Even Romeo and Juliet is a little too much for me and goes on a bit long, though it is good. Les boys is a bad joke. Next they lost their drummer and their stadium conquering destination assured, with bigger songs and bigger production with more adult rock, sting, MTV, headbands and microwave ovens. Good album but give me the first two any day.
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From 08/16/2019 11:35
I can't really think of a better side 1 to an album. Side 2 is not too shabby either and I know Les Boys is rubbish but i still like it
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From 03/09/2019 16:03
Best track: "Romeo And Juliet"
Weakest track: "Les Boys"
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From 10/07/2018 07:09
Dire Straits 3rd album is a tour de-force with one of the best album openers in rock period in "Tunnel Of Love"

I've wanted to include it on my all time list but just .... only just can't mainly due to the awful "Les Boys" and to a lesser degree the sappy-ish "Hand In Hand"

Still , this album was and still is near and very dear to me

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From 11/22/2017 19:57
Great, but what they were thinking with Les Boys?!
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From 06/05/2016 12:39
An excellent Dire Straits album. Making movies, is full of great songs in, tunnel of love, Romeo and Juliet, and, espresso love. This is one of three superb Straits albums with, love over gold, and the first record. Dire straits always get a bad rap, but with excellent records like this, it's baffling.
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From 07/11/2015 04:39
Great guitar album!

Favourites tracks: Solid Rock, Tunnel of Love, Romeo & Juliet
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From 05/01/2015 09:02
Masterpiece! With this album Dire Straits reach their artistic maturity, a more dinamic going on and more fullness. Great work!
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From 04/22/2015 18:10
A personal favorite. Perfect 4 songs to start, then it tapers off a bit in quality. I've always thought that Dire Straits could have made one of the greatest albums of all time with a little more focus. Knopfler is an extremely underrated songwriter and an amazing guitarist.
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