Making Movies (studio album) by Dire Straits

Making Movies by Dire Straits
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 593rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 547 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (593rd)
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Dire Straits bestography

Making Movies is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Dire Straits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 223 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,246.

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Making Movies track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 547 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 77.9/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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85/100
From 09/07/2022 01:12
Great record
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From 08/07/2022 11:06
Great album, 1st side is incredibly strong and then it goes down, but it doesn't matter because Tunnel Of Love is one of their best songs and best songs ever.
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90/100
From 01/18/2022 13:13
I love this album for many reasons, we used to listen to this with my friends so many times.
It brings back memories, plus it is DS best album, It 4 definite bangers + few very good songs and only one song that is mediocre.
Bangers: Tunnel of Love, Espresso Love, Romeo and Juliet, Solid Rock!.
Tunnel of love has one of the most beautiful and song-serving guitar solos ever.
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75/100
From 01/10/2022 11:38
Disco de transición, que muchos consideran el mejor, entre el rock más directo de sus primeros discos y los temas de desarrollo más largo cercanos al rock progresivo.
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From 05/02/2021 22:37
I'm fully qualified old. Because I now love all Dire Straits without question. Sorry.
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From 02/03/2021 14:35
Dire Straits best album, a jazzy country rock masterpiece, better than Brother in Arms. Six amazing tracks followed by the slightly offensively mediocre filler track.
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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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70/100
From 03/09/2019 16:03
Best track: "Romeo And Juliet"
Weakest track: "Les Boys"
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