Dire Straits (studio album) by Dire Straits
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Dire Straits bestography
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.
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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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Best track - 7 🎸 He plays like garage groups of the middle 60s 👍🏻
One of the best debut albums, all the tracks are jewels, the guitar is unique.....
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.
Uno de los mejores debuts de la historia del rock.
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.
a personal favorite since its release.
The rating on the tracks of the album is way to low. Their second best imo, I like pretty much every song.
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).
(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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