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Dire Straits United Kingdom 

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 229 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,597.

Dire Straits is ranked number 125 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 27,274.

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Dire Straits best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,597
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  77/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:4,029
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  77/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1978:13Rank Score:4,024
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  78/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,681
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  78/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

AlchemyUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1984Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1984:20Rank Score:1,712
Rank in 1980s205Overall Rank:1,302
Average Rating:  74/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.

CommuniquéUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1979Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1979:36Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1970s373Overall Rank:1,768
Average Rating:  74/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.

On Every StreetUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1991Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1991:68Rank Score:399
Rank in 1990s830Overall Rank:4,198
Average Rating:  69/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

Money For Nothing
Compilation
United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1988Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1988:80Rank Score:321
Rank in 1980s795Overall Rank:5,000
Average Rating:  73/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations
Compilation
United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:2005Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2005:219Rank Score:159
Rank in 2000s2,069Overall Rank:8,574
Average Rating:  72/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1998Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1998:242Rank Score:102
Rank in 1990s2,465Overall Rank:12,231
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 125

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Dire Straits best tracks

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1.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Dire Straits)
 91/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Alchemy)
 89/100 (52 votes)
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3.Telegraph Road
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 87/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Telegraph Road
(from the album Alchemy)
 87/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.Brothers In Arms
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 87/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Making Movies)
 86/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Private Investigations
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 86/100 (106 votes)
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8.Money For Nothing
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 86/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.Romeo & Juliet
(from the album Making Movies)
 86/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Down To The Waterline
(from the album Dire Straits)
 85/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.Romeo And Juliet
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Private Investigations
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Once Upon A Time In The West
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (22 votes)
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15.Lady Writer
(from the album Communiqué)
 83/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Skateaway
(from the album Making Movies)
 83/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Your Latest Trick
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 83/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.Expresso Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Love Over Gold
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 82/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Walk Of Life
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 82/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Dire Straits ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 135 votes)
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85/100
07/04/2018 13:35
79/100
 
85/100
04/26/2018 11:48
84/100
 
70/100
04/16/2018 17:43
79/100
 
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04/15/2018 08:10
78/100
 
5/100
03/03/2018 19:12
67/100

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85/100
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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70/100
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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85/100
From Onater 11/06/2017 00:29
GOAT dad rock
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Rating:  
90/100
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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100/100
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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Rating:  
80/100
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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90/100
From Shadow23 03/02/2013 17:27
Best song: "Your Latest Trick". That's sweet sound and excellent lyrics.
Their best album is "Brothers In Arms"
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