Brothers In Arms (studio album) by Dire Straits

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 232nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,040 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1985 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (28th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (232nd)
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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 1,040 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 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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90/100
From 11/01/2021 03:58
In this album the keyboard arrangements overshadowed the guitar which always were the land mark of the band. Great album!
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From 04/01/2021 21:21
The three famous tracks were played relentlessly at a nightclub I used to frequent in my earlier years, to the point where I became sick of hearing them. That said and as an adult who really appreciates his music, I have grown to like the tracks for the timeless classics they have become. I need to listen to the whole album some more to remind myself what the rest of it is really like as it's been a while. There is no denying what a great guitarist Mark Knopfler is, but reading the other comments on here, not everyone's cup of tea. I must admit his vocal style isn't one of my favourites but it did cement in place that classic Dire Straits sound. I think a lot of the success of the band links with MTV, I often wonder if they would have climbed to similar heights without the aid of those very memorable videos. I really used to enjoy listening to this in the Lambo' when driving back up from Cannes. I recall making a note in my Filofax, to pick this up on vinyl sometime, so I could hear it playing through the separates hifi system I bought at the auction in Berlin the previous year. Or was it the Hugo Boss suit I bought in Berlin, getting muddled now, time for another cocktail!
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From 03/12/2021 13:19
Mark Knopfler et sa facilité déconcertante à la guitare on a presque l'impression qu'il s'ennuie... Super Album !
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From 10/30/2020 08:43
Correct Graeme2. He wrote the words based on comments from guy in TV store and it is sung from his perspective.
I guess now nearly 30 years later the question is should you even do that?
Roger Waters done similar on The Wall when he has Pink turn into the facist
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From 10/29/2020 21:50
Btw the comment on here about them mocking pop music, calling pop stars faggots, is obviously not mark Knopfler calling people faggots, it's the guys who are speaking in the song. Maybe Knopfler sending himself up a bit too.
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From 10/29/2020 21:39
I think maybe, like many, it was my first cd. Must be first listen since the 80s. Probably (or likely) their worst album. There is some good stuff like the title track and the man's too big, but the big singles are annoying (especially walk...), Money for nothing the track wasn't too bad in album setting. It's all just so synthetic sounding. I just think of yuppies testing their expensive hi-fi's with it.
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From 10/21/2020 15:40
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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