Dire Straits United Kingdom

The latest album released by Dire Straits is Sydney 1986. This album was released 04/01/2020.

The best album credited to Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 234 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 8,597.

Dire Straits is ranked number 123 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 20,254.

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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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8,594
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1980
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1978
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1982
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1984
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861
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1991
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357
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1988
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176
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1993
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Total albums: 14. Page 1 of 2

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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 (306 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Dire Straits)
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Rating: 89 (142 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 87 (261 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 87 (145 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 87 (141 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 87 (129 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 86 (282 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 86 (117 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Dire Straits)
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Rating: 83 (100 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 83 (57 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Communiqué)
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Rating: 83 (93 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 82 (221 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 82 (172 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 82 (195 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Brothers In Arms)
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Rating: 81 (84 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Dire Straits)
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Rating: 81 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album On Every Street)
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Rating: 81 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Communiqué)
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Rating: 80 (85 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Making Movies)
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Rating: 80 (81 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Love Over Gold)
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Rating: 80 (80 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Making Movies)

Dire Straits ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 143 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 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 18.2.

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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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From 01/21/2015 15:38
This band is perfect, Knopfler so talented
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