Dire Straits (studio album) by Dire Straits

Dire Straits by Dire Straits
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 641st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 607 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (147th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (641st)
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Dire Straits - Communiqué - Vinyl LP Record - 1979
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Dire Straits bestography

Dire Straits is ranked 4th 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 217 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,877.

Dire Straits album bestography « Higher ranked (624th) This album (641st) Lower ranked (1,958th) »
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Dire Straits 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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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 607 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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15/100
From 03/26/2023 07:39
Best track - 7 🎸 He plays like garage groups of the middle 60s 👍🏻
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From 12/13/2022 16:58
One of the best debut albums, all the tracks are jewels, the guitar is unique.....
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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:19
Great record
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90/100
From 05/30/2022 20:38
Incredible album, it has this atmosphere of being drunk late at night in pub. Sultans Of Swing is amazing on its own, but it's even better in the context of the whole album.
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90/100
From 01/05/2022 11:41
Uno de los mejores debuts de la historia del rock.
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From 12/31/2021 18:09
Disappointing. I thought after listening to the excellent Brothers In Arms album and the song Sultans Of Swing that this would be a great album. But unfortunately I just couldn't get in to it. Found the songs boring and unmemorable. The only shining light on the album is the aforementioned Sultans Of Swing - amazing how Knopfler plays that one live.
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85/100
From 10/14/2021 15:11
a personal favorite since its release.
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From 08/09/2020 06:34
The rating on the tracks of the album is way to low. Their second best imo, I like pretty much every song.
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75/100
From 06/28/2020 18:25
Dire Straits' self-titled debut is often labelled as "pub rock". Whoever saw these guys play in a small club/pub/bar/whatever should be considered extremely lucky. Excellent guitar work throughout. I love the combinations of genres; folk, blues, rock 'n' roll, little bit of country. Sultans of Swing is an amazing song, one of my favorites to play on guitar (even if I can't keep up during the solo).
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From 03/17/2020 00:37
(To Boltzmann) The guy comes here to make a superficial and wrong comment on an album, not that I am fanatic for any artist, but we must have the minimum of consistency when commenting, if you don't have a solid and impartial opinion, better be silent , but how to take seriously someone who says: "Best songs of all time:
1. Justify My Love - Madonna "...

You must learn to play a musical instrument before commenting on this album, before continuing to rate Kanye West's albums!
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