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Dire Straits (album) by Dire Straits 

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Dire Straits
Dire Straits by Dire Straits (1978)
Overall rank: 605th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 385 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1978 (14th)
Top albums of the 1970s (150th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (605th)

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Dire Straits bestography

Dire Straits is ranked 2nd 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 225 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,288.

Dire Straits album bestography « Higher ranked (225th) This album (605th) Lower ranked (625th) »
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 385 votes)
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70/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 19:56
Not a fan of this album, too stripped back for me.
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75/100
From Kiwinick 09/15/2016 22:41
This is there first and best album IMHO. Although DS has so many great songs scattered across all there albums that you could make 2-3 best of albums.
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80/100
From garycottier 06/05/2016 17:56
Debut album from Dire straits is a mellow late night record. Obviously influenced by Bob Dylan(who isn't?) and J.J.Cale, it's full of great laid back tracks. Down to the waterline, six blade knife, and, water of love, are all good, but the centrepiece is off course the glorious, sultans of swing, a great track, probably Mark Knopfler's best ever composition. All in all, a very good start.
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From Pekka 03/28/2016 11:10
I like this album because of Sultans of Swing. Other stuff hasbeen made in a little rush, comaring to the style of make music by Mark Knofler. So, this is unfortunately uneven album. Water Of Love is also something to remember. I cant help to thought that because Sultans... was so big break recordcompany was i a hurry to put album out to markets. A pity. S of S in onen hundred prosent song in this album, for the album I gave 88/100 points.
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80/100
From martintho 02/10/2016 15:56
surprised to find obvious poor tracks on this one after all these years. 2 and a half standouts, the rest is kinda dated.
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70/100
From gtroda 09/27/2015 02:22
Best Track: Sultans of Swing
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85/100
From CanadianGuy 07/11/2015 04:36
Great Debut album!
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From ECUpirate 06/17/2015 20:26
A fantastic debut album. Sultans of Swing and Down to The Waterline are some of the best of the Dire Straits
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From Gionzi 04/12/2015 19:17
Good debut album. Surely not their best, but sultans of swing is a masterpiece
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From calsper 03/25/2015 00:34
F A N T A S T I C .

flat out one of my favorite albums. this is everything it shouldn't have been - for example a success. A debut album released by a fantastic band, released at the worst possible timing in the punk wave where everything with a groove was hated by then hipsters.
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