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The best album credited to Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 229 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 8,419.

Dire Straits is ranked number 128 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 19,804.

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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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1980
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1978
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1982
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1984
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748
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1991
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340
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154
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67
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Total albums: 15. 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 bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 2 0%
1980s 5 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 1 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 11 73%
Yes 4 27%
Live? Albums %
No 10 67%
Yes 5 33%

Dire Straits best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 91 (329 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Dire Straits)
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Rating: 89 (156 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 88 (278 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 87 (156 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 87 (158 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 87 (140 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 86 (297 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 86 (126 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Dire Straits)
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Rating: 84 (108 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 84 (65 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Communiqué)
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Rating: 83 (102 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 82 (234 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 82 (178 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 82 (205 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 82 (92 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Dire Straits)
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Rating: 81 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album On Every Street)
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Rating: 81 (55 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Communiqué)
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Rating: 81 (47 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Communiqué)
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Rating: 81 (92 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 80 (91 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Dire Straits ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 146 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 5% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 18.1.

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90/100
From 01/03/2021 22:34
One of the most consistent bands in my opinion. Very distinctive and great lyrics. Prefer their first two albums over the more lauded Brothers in Arms, but not really a weak LP in those first 5 releases.
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From 09/21/2019 15:59
Don't play with me this band is one of the best ever
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From 08/07/2019 00:25
In top 10 bands ever
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From 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 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 11/06/2017 00:29
GOAT dad rock
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From 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 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 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 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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