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Brothers In Arms (album) by Dire Straits 

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Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits (1985)
Overall rank: 231st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 827 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1985 (4th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (29th)
Top 500 albums of all time (231st)

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Dire Straits bestography

Brothers In Arms is ranked as the best album by Dire Straits.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 827 votes)
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90/100
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77/100
 
65/100
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11/12/2018 22:14
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From TheKameraEye 10/11/2018 14:48
Elevated by three great songs. Everything else is just okay.
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90/100
From SamNassiri98 05/09/2018 00:32
This isn't their best album, but I understand why most people would think it is. The album in general hasn't aged very well but there are too many good songs on here to deny it's a pretty great album. Brothers in Arms is spinechilling, every time.

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70/100
From kingofstorm 05/07/2018 06:32
I like this album a lot, but it's not a personal favourite. "Money for Nothing" is an amazing song
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75/100
From Ashmark 02/14/2018 02:15
A good album but not as good as their previous ones.
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75/100
From planetneutral 01/08/2018 00:12
Had this on cassette, but of the few that I had, this wasn't one of the ones that I played continuously to learn top to bottom. Starts so strong, but then I remember why I used to lose interest.
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70/100
From wooolf 10/19/2017 13:58
This represents the sound of the 80S that I don't like.
Digital sounding drums, everything sounds produced, ugly synth sounds..
Even the live instruments (sax in 'latest trick' e.g.) sound like they're coming from a digital synth.
The most famous track here 'Walk of Life' sounds very dated, like 60s rock 'n' roll with a 80s mega-pop sound. (so it's actually 'double dated' :) )

Favourite tracks: Your Latest Trick (but prefer the 'On the Night' live version), Brothers in arms..
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80/100
From Bungalowracoon 10/18/2017 09:57
Dad rock ....

But dad rock at its best

Brilliant stuff
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95/100
From tjduddley 12/30/2016 03:53
I love Dire Straits so take this critique for what it's worth. Knopfler's effortless vocals and steel guitar hit me where I live. Why Worry, Ride Across the River and Brothers in Arms are absolutely hypnotic. This album is in my top 10.
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65/100
From Rich150 10/06/2016 20:45
The only Dire straits album I own, and the only one I'm likely to own. I remember it being highly popular at the time and, of course, everyone knew Money For Nothing and its video. Recently purchased on vinyl it surprised me to realise I recognised nearly all the tracks. It's alright but a bit too laid back for me. Tracks 1-3 and 7 are the highlights. Tracks 4 and 5 would send my Dad to sleep and he suffers from insomnia!
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From nitomano 08/01/2016 18:51
Favoritas: Money For Nothing, Walk Of Life, Brothers In Arms, So Far Away, Your Latest Trick
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