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Dire Straits United Kingdom 

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 231 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,364.

Dire Straits is ranked number 123 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 26,826.

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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:570 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,364
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  77/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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2.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:4,052
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:594
Average Rating:  77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1978:13Rank Score:3,986
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  78/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,626
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  78/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

AlchemyUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1984Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1984:20Rank Score:1,705
Rank in 1980s201Overall Rank:1,285
Average Rating:  74/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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CommuniquéUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1979Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1979:36Rank Score:1,139
Rank in 1970s374Overall Rank:1,811
Average Rating:  74/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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On Every StreetUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1991Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1991:79Rank Score:341
Rank in 1990s937Overall Rank:4,689
Average Rating:  69/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Money For Nothing
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United Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1988Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1988:83Rank Score:311
Rank in 1980s799Overall Rank:5,020
Average Rating:  73/100 (86 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:6 charts
Rank in 2005:222Rank Score:156
Rank in 2000s2,095Overall Rank:8,621
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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:9 charts
Rank in 1998:247Rank Score:101
Rank in 1990s2,465Overall Rank:12,182
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 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 (248 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.Sultans Of Swing
(from the album Alchemy)
 89/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.Telegraph Road
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 87/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Telegraph Road
(from the album Alchemy)
 87/100 (33 votes)
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5.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Making Movies)
 86/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Brothers In Arms
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 86/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Money For Nothing
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 86/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.Down To The Waterline
(from the album Dire Straits)
 85/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.Romeo & Juliet
(from the album Making Movies)
 85/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Private Investigations
(from the album Love Over Gold)
 85/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Private Investigations
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Romeo And Juliet
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (21 votes)
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13.Tunnel Of Love
(from the album Alchemy)
 84/100 (29 votes)
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14.Skateaway
(from the album Making Movies)
 83/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Lady Writer
(from the album Communiqué)
 83/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Once Upon A Time In The West
(from the album Alchemy)
 83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Your Latest Trick
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 83/100 (130 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 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Walk Of Life
(from the album Brothers In Arms)
 82/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Dire Straits ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 134 votes)
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78/100
 
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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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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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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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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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