Brothers In Arms (studio album) by Dire Straits

Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 235th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 986 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1985 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (27th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (235th)
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Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms - 2 x 180gram Vinyl & Official live 85/6 Booklet
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#107 GOLD DISC DIRE STRAITS Brothers in Arms Signed Autograph Mounted Repro A4
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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 986 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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75/100
From 4 days ago
a decent record. Long and boring for me but I can still hear the good effort.
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From 08/08/2020 16:30
very important to me personally in particular
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85/100
From 06/28/2020 18:29
Brothers In Arms is one of those albums that has better production than songwriting. The first three songs and the title track are great, but the rest are pretty lifeless and one-note. Still, those songs are what make the album worth listening to.
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90/100
From 06/24/2020 19:05
A good album with standout Tracks Money For Nothing and Brothers in Arms. You can good hear to this album nice to relax and the lyrics are ok. For Money For Nothing i give 90%.
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60/100
From 03/12/2020 11:18
Overproduced I might say, but I quite enjoy the sounds on here sometimes. I just wish they were implemented in actual good songs with a vocalist that doesn't sound like a poor man's Bob Dylan. I guess they were to busy picking the right guitars to show off their expertise. But the worst thing here is the hypocrisy of mocking pop music (calling them faggots) while the album is the most cheesy collection of simplistic hits ever with the most unnecessary usage of synth sound effects ever - hypocrisy I see in the whole fucking "classic" rock movement of the late '80s. Only the aesthetic of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix (if they know it's Hendrix they're imitating) they inherit, the rest can just be thrown in the garbage bin and be replaced with folk wisdom sold as "harsh truths everybody knows but no one dares to say" and fetishism with one's own perceived hardships to justify one's own manliness and affection only expressed when you can "wipe away those bitter tears" off your "baby" - I am not making this up. And of course it's filled with Pink Floyd-ish unnecessarily long intros and outros, how else can we make our songs intelligent? Pathetic, just absolutely pathetic.
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95/100
From 02/23/2020 01:26
love to play this album in a rainy day and just relax.
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80/100
From 07/22/2019 15:22
Favorite Tracks:Brothers In Arms
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80/100
From 05/06/2019 09:27
My entry album for Dire Straits having loved the singles at the time - the title track is so delicate and emotional and one of my top all time tunes. So Far Away and the great Money For Nothing also stand out here although less keen on Walk Of Life (bit too country perhaps?)
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70/100
From 04/15/2019 23:39
Best track: "Ride Across The River"
Weakest track: "Why Worry"
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From 02/26/2019 16:07
I always skip "Money for Nothing" and "Walk of Life" when I listen to this. If i throw those out it is number one or two of their best albums. "Your Latest Trick" made its way onto every mixed tape I made between '85 and 2002ish when mixed tapes became fairly obsolete.
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