Dire Straits United Kingdom

The best album credited to Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 227 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 12,523.

Dire Straits is ranked number 121 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 29,987.

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Dire Straits best albums

The following albums by Dire Straits are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1985
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1978
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1982
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1991
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1988
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324
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2005
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127
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Total albums: 13. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Dire Straits. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Dire Straits best tracks

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Telegraph Road
(from the album Alchemy)
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14.
Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Alchemy)
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15.
Skateaway
(from the album Making Movies)
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16.
Going Home
(from the album Alchemy)
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Lady Writer
(from the album Communiqué)
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Love Over Gold
(from the album Alchemy)
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Expresso Love
(from the album Alchemy)
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Dire Straits ratings

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79/100 (from 141 votes)
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From StreakyNuno 08/07/2019 00:25
In top 10 bands ever
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From jnfbn 03/02/2018 13:52
They have a couple great songs in each of their albums, but the rest brings them down
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From travelful 02/03/2018 17:24
Used to be my favorite band by far. I still like them but they're becoming a little bland as I listen to more and more music.
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From Onater 11/06/2017 00:29
GOAT dad rock
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From LedZep 05/31/2017 14:05
Pretty underrated here. Knopfler is one of the best guitarists ever and the songs aren't typical 80s shit pop rock, they have interesting stories and fantastic arrangements. Love Over Gold is a masterpiece, Brothers in Arms is the popular stuff, Dire Straits, Communique and Making Movies are also very good imho.
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From AdriSP 09/04/2016 09:33
I don't understand how the Dire Straits aren't positioned in the top 10. However, the fact that they are out of the top 100 list is laughable. 118?!? Just WTF...
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From Gerard1968 02/20/2016 22:06
Did you know that the band once joined forces with Chris Rea & Ben from Curiosity Killed the Cat. They were called Dire Rea Killed the Cat.
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From JMGL95 03/04/2015 16:14
Listened to some of their albums, and I am so satisfied. Nothing can go wrong if you have one of the greatest guitarists of the history. First Knopfler and then the mortals.
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From vturi 01/21/2015 15:38
This band is perfect, Knopfler so talented
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From manurock 04/13/2014 20:21
Ranked 114? Seriously? I have them as top 5 in rock history and I thought that they were much better considered... we need to get them up the ranks. Knopfler is a very talented guitarist and Sultans of Swing is perfect.
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