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Making Movies (album) by Dire Straits

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Making Movies
Making Movies by Dire Straits (1980)
Overall rank: 590th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 432 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (87th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (590th)

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Dire Straits bestography

Making Movies is ranked 3rd 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 227 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,456.

Dire Straits album bestography « Higher ranked (585th) This album (590th) Lower ranked (637th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac and Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits.

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Making Movies track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickTunnel Of Love
 87/100 (135 votes)
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2.Track pickRomeo & Juliet
 87/100 (132 votes)
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3.Skateaway
 83/100 (92 votes)
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4.Expresso Love
 80/100 (78 votes)
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5.Hand In Hand
 77/100 (70 votes)
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6.Solid Rock
 80/100 (74 votes)
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7.Les Boys
 69/100 (70 votes)
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78/100 (from 432 votes)
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From newt
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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70/100
Best track: "Romeo And Juliet"
Weakest track: "Les Boys"
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From Brad1770
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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75/100
Great, but what they were thinking with Les Boys?!
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80/100
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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75/100
Great guitar album!

Favourites tracks: Solid Rock, Tunnel of Love, Romeo & Juliet
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85/100
From Gionzi
Masterpiece! With this album Dire Straits reach their artistic maturity, a more dinamic going on and more fullness. Great work!
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85/100
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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Best of the band's studio-albums, I think. First heard this in 1985, 30 years on I play it and it still feels fresh.
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From Decurso
A lot of emotion on this record. Romeo and Juliet and tunnel of Love are just beautiful songs, offset by a no-nonsense rocker in solid Rock. Have to say though...the live versions of most of these songs are better.
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