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Dire Straits United Kingdom 

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 227 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,184.

Dire Straits is ranked number 123 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 25,824.

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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,184
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  77/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:14Rank Score:3,774
Rank in 1970s150Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  78/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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3.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:3,640
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  77/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,614
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:632
Average Rating:  78/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

AlchemyUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1984Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1984:21Rank Score:1,693
Rank in 1980s202Overall Rank:1,239
Average Rating:  73/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Communiqué United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1979Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1979:40Rank Score:1,000
Rank in 1970s409Overall Rank:1,949
Average Rating:  73/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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On Every StreetUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1991Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1991:74Rank Score:338
Rank in 1990s910Overall Rank:4,524
Average Rating:  69/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

Money For Nothing
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1988Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1988:79Rank Score:293
Rank in 1980s813Overall Rank:5,049
Average Rating:  73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:2005Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2005:231Rank Score:143
Rank in 2000s2,183Overall Rank:8,773
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1998Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1998:241Rank Score:101
Rank in 1990s2,373Overall Rank:11,594
Average Rating:  75/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 123

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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1.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Dire Straits)
 91/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Alchemy)
 89/100 (41 votes)
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3.Telegraph Road
(from the album Alchemy)
 87/100 (29 votes)
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4.Telegraph Road
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 87/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Brothers In Arms
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 86/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Making Movies)
 86/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Private Investigations
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 86/100 (98 votes)
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8.Money For Nothing
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 86/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.Romeo & Juliet
(from the album Making Movies)
 85/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Down To The Waterline
(from the album Dire Straits)
 85/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.Private Investigations
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Romeo And Juliet
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (26 votes)
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14.Once Upon A Time In The West
(from the album Alchemy)
 83/100 (20 votes)
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15.Your Latest Trick
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 83/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.Skateaway
(from the album Making Movies)
 83/100 (73 votes)
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17.Expresso Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 83/100 (20 votes)
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18.Lady Writer
(from the album Communiqué )
 83/100 (35 votes)
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19.Love Over Gold
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 82/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.So Far Away
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 82/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Dire Straits ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 126 votes)
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90/100
11/06/2017 16:47
81/100
 
85/100
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74/100
 
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84/100
 
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95/100
09/08/2017 23:43
92/100

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85/100
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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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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From Mirek 06/28/2012 09:53
One of my favourite bands and Alchemy is my favourite album
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From Romanelli 01/25/2012 00:10
Been redicovering Dire Straits lately. And it's all been good!
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