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Brothers In Arms

Dire Straits

1985

Brothers In Arms

Album Summary

Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released on 17 May 1985 through Vertigo Records internationally and through Warner Bros. Records in the United States. It spent a total of 14 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart (including ten consecutive weeks between 18 January and 22 March 1986), nine weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States and 34 weeks at number one on the Australian Albums Chart. Brothers in Arms was the first album certified ten-times platinum in the UK and is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history. It is certified nine-times platinum in the United States and is one of the world's best-selling albums, having sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.The album won a Grammy Award in 1986 for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards; the 20th Anniversary Edition won another Grammy in 2006 for Best Surround Sound Album. Q magazine placed the album at number 51 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. It was also among 10 albums nominated for the best British album of the previous 30 years by the Brit Awards in 2010, ultimately losing to (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis.

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Rating

3.72

Votes

5604

Genres

  • Rock
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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

unbelievably strong start, but it kinda lost me in the second half. i still loved this album, though.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

This album makes me feel like I'm the US president, and Im about to announce to the world that Im going to run for reelection despite my recent medical scandal, and the ghost of my secretary is encouraging me along the way.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
1

I think I found my misophonia album

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

What a masterpiece, genius guitar work, never in your face but always present, great atmosphere

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Sun May 09 2021
5

Mark Knopfler is a beast all over this project, one of the best rock albums ever made. Effortlessly cool and technically brilliant. Top Tracks: "So Far Away", "Money For Nothing", "Walk of Life", "Your Latest Trick", "Brothers in Arms"

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Thu Oct 15 2020
4

Good album! But man why did he have to use the f*g slur >:( not cool, dude. Ugh 4 stars.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

So many classics that I often forget are Dire Straits

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Un album d'une qualité exceptionnelle de la part des Dire Straits, qui n'est pas que le simple fruit du hasard. En effet, les Dire Straits sont réputés pour avoir toujours su bien s'entourer. Mais laissez moi vous replonger dans le contexte. Nous sommes dans le début des années 80, quand les Dire Straits commencent à se regrouper en studio. La musique bat son plein, les enregistrements sont très prometteurs grâce à l'énorme aisance de chacun des membres du groupe avec leur instrument respectif. Mais très rapidement, on se rend compte au sein du studio que ce groupe, certes composé de grands musiciens, n'a en revanche aucune connaissance en arrangement sonore. Il leur faut donc recruter un ingénieur son. Rapidement, le premier candidat se présente dans le petit studio britannique. Mais c'est alors un véritable fiasco. Ce dernier oubliera de brancher la guitare de Mark Knopfler sur la première prise, avant de complétement saturer son micro. Après une troisième tentative au cours de laquelle Jim Morrison - car vous l'avez compris, c'était bien lui qui se cachait derrière l'ingénieur - fera tomber son sandwich sur la caisse claire du batteur Terry Williams, le groupe excédé finit par mettre Jim à la porte. Jim Morrisson répétera par la suite dans de nombreux médias que les Dire Straits sont un véritable cauchemar pour les ingénieurs sons, les accusant de perfectionnisme nocif. Pas d'inquiètude pour Dire Straits, ils finirent par recruter un ingénieur son qualifié, et purent boûcler ce magnifique album.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Side 1 is perfect. Side 2 is good.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

few of the best singles of all time. few shite fillers. a bit dated. but, for the anthems alone it gets 7.1/10

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Sat Mar 12 2022
3

A pleasant Friday listen, but it's impossible to overlook the homophobic slurs in Money For Nothing. If you want highly proficient guitar playing combined with soft 80's rock then these are the dudes for you.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
2

Too much synth. 2 stars because of The West Wing reference.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great album that brings back memories of listening to it when I was a little kid.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

La critique d'aujourd'hui sera un peu particulière dans le sens où elle concernera quasi exclusivement Jim Morrison. Si c'est une critique de Dire Straits que vous cherchez, je vous invite à passer votre chemin. J'ai en effet déniché grâce à de nombreuses recherches à la bibliothèque un certain nombre d'informations confidentielles que j'avais à cœur de partager avec vous. Première information et pas des moindres, Jim Morrison ne serait pas mort à vingt-sept ans comme certaines personnes peuvent le penser mais bien plus tard. Celui-ci aurait en effet simulé sa mort, ce qui lui aurait permis de mettre un terme à sa carrière musicale et d'exercer sa profession de cœur le reste de sa vie, à savoir ingénieur-son/électricien. Faisons maintenant un saut dans le temps et arrêtons-nous le 11 mars 1978. Il est quatorze heures quand Claude François remarque une anomalie dans son système électrique. Il appelle alors un spécialiste et, quelques minutes plus tard, on frappe à la porte. Claude François aperçoit derrière le judas un homme en salopette bleue, et arborant un crayon à papier derrière l'oreille (vous aurez reconnu Jim Morrison). Il lui ouvre. L'homme ramasse alors sa boite à outils et s'en va jeter un œil au circuit électrique. Il débranche alors des câbles, en sectionne quelques-uns, en branche quelques-autres et les emmêle globalement tous, provoquant un court-circuit généralisé dans l'appartement de Claude François, qui lui fait part de son énervement. "Pardon M'sieur François" s'écrie alors Jim Morrison avant de lui proposer un geste commercial. Claude François accepte et lui confie qu'il aurait bien besoin de changer une ampoule de sa salle de bain. Jim Morrison s'y empresse et la remplace par une ampoule de type hélicoïdale à moitié cassée qu'il trouve au fond de sa boîte à outil. "Ça f'ra l'affaire, j'pense…" dit-il en se grattant les fesses avant de se diriger vers la porte d'entrée. Le chanteur lui règle sa facture, les deux hommes se serrent la main et Jim Morrison commence à descendre les escaliers de l'immeuble. Une fois en bas des marches, il reçoit un appel : "Ah c'est vous M'sieur François…" dit-il dans son téléphone. "Comment-ça l'ampoule crépite pendant que vous êtes dans vot' bain ? C'est bizarre, vous avez essayé de l'attraper des deux mains ? Non ? Bah essayez voir." La suite de l'histoire sera relayée par toutes les chaînes d'information et plongera la France dans l'émoi le plus total.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
3

fell off towards the end

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Tue Dec 07 2021
2

Wow, even the best tune on this album is ruined by a slew of homophobic insults. Nice. It's a shame, Knopfler is a guitarist with a sweet style I genuinely like, but too often he goes missing. In place of the fretboard kinetics of 'Sultans of Swing' or 'Lady Writer', we have sub-'Gaucho' era Steely Danisms of 'Your Latest Trick' and the utterly wretched 'Walk Of Life'. 'The Man's Too Strong' starts off promisingly with some nimble folk playing but, alas, it's swamped by the 'tasteful' production of the era. What a mess.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

Mark Knopfler bae

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

Great guitar but much more jazzy and soulful than I was expecting.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Det finnes ikke nok stjerner å gi.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great album, the simplistic music and the beautiful lyrics just transported me back in time. Much needed to forget 2020. :-p

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

This album was already one of my favourite however I have not listened to it for awhile before this. It retains its wonderful combination of soulful guitar mixed with rocky purpose and combines it into a timeless mix.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Fantastic album. One of my all time favorite and with a lot of childhood memories.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Great album, I liked this much better than the first album. Really liked the incorporation of other instruments

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

ace

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Your latest trick - cool saxophone, remember from somewhere possibly

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

6 Må være i enhver plate/ strømmeliste.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Classic

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

A beautiful album that brings back a lot of great memories.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

Creo que era el único (?) que no conocía nada a Dire Straits, a juzgar por la cantidad de reproducciones que tienen en Spotify. O eso creo. Igual, me gustó mucho, disfruté el eclecticismo: hay ondas medio punk, country, medio instrumentales, tirándole a jazz de pronto, y claro, rock. Sus canciones largas están como muy bien organizadas, aunque de pronto me hubiera gustado que un par duraran menos. Igual, sin skips, a gusto todo, no puse mucha atención a las letras. Mi fav: "Money for Nothing". Un final un tanto melancólico con la canción titular, pero igual, creo que me queda. 9.5/10

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Sat Apr 17 2021
5

Discazo

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Great album

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Some great DS hits on this one like Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, and So Far Away. Knofler just killing it everywhere. A few more mellow/clean tunes too.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

Buen disco. Bastantes canciones lentas.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Els Dire Straits, en general, ni fu ni fa. Però aquest disc és or, de dalt a abaix. Gairebé perfecte, ple de temes inoblidables, amb una extenuant "Walk of life" que esdevé la pitjor cançó del disc, per esgotament de tant escoltar-la durant tants anys a festes majors i bars. "Your latest trick" i "Brothers in arms" són les meves preferides, immortals. Encara avui, casi 40 anys després, segueix sonant actual i empatic, aclaparador.

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

A delicious 80s pop record. Every song is a delight. One of best pop records in the 80s.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

De los primeros vinilos que me compré. Lo escuché infinitas veces.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Fabulous

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Sun Apr 11 2021
5

Easy 5.

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Sat Feb 27 2021
5

- there is not bad song on this - i want my mtv.....

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

Brilliant!!

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

Dá uma leve caída entre Why Worry e Ride Across the River, mas de resto é só música muito boa

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Can't belive I haven't listened to the entire album until now.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

Yeeees! My favorite guitarist. If I could sell my soul to play like anyone I would chose Knopfler.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

Riiiiiight these mufukas made sultans of swing

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Really good album. I love the saxaphone song

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Mon May 10 2021
5

<3

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

Classic album that I loved. Favourite track: Money for nothing

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

Absolute BANDGER always was going to be a 5* from me. Love Dire Straits but possibly never an album start to finish, but this did not disappoint

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

Always outstanding!

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Sun Sep 12 2021
5

This is a classic beyond classics. All killer mo filler! Love it.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

So excited this was one of my favorite albums in high school. Probably haven’t listened to the album from beginning to end in over 20 years. The opening to “Money For Nothing” still gives me chills. “Walk of Life” makes everything seem better. But it is the rest of the album that I’m glad to hear again. “You’re Latest Trick.“ “The Man’s Too Strong” should be heard in the context of the album. And how the hell have I made it through the last 5 years without listening to “Why Worry?” “Brothers In Arms” - a perfect closing. Just sat in silence for a while after it ended. This reminds me why I have to get back to listening to albums again.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

A favorite from back in the day

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

This took me back to my college days, as it was one of the very first albums I had on DVD, and I would listen to it over and over again,

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Sun Oct 03 2021
5

5/5 quoi dire de plus. A écouter peut importe vos goûts en musique. Un cclassique

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

I loved this album when I first hear it in the 80’s and still love it now. The clarity of the guitar in so far away, the sax in your latest trick and Knopflers gravelly vocals throughout. Ride the river, man’s too strong and one world don’t seem to really fit in the album, they’re good tracks but seem to be a bit of an afterthought. Definitely one of my all time top 30 albums

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Sun Oct 17 2021
5

Easily in my Top 10 bands of all time and has a shit load of huge classics at the top but does lose a bit of its momentum at the back end. Five stars anyway for THE greatest intro of all time on Money For Nothing. Who comes up with that shit. Also never knew that it was Sting singing it.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

This is my 'first' album. Does that factor into the score , probably, do I care, not really.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

80s delight

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Absolutely great album!

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Great album, not new to me, love every song there

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

5 stars - thats all!!!

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

Lots of hits. Even the ones I didn't know were pretty good.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Classic in ever sense. No filler in this album. Mark Knopfler does his thing on guitar. The only weakness would be his singing.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

Would have been a 10, but its missing Sultans and Romeo and Juliet

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

This album is soooooo good. I enjoyed every single song on here except one, which is Money For Nothing, but I've never liked that song that much. But it's a classic, and it won't take my score down from less than a five. Highlights: So Far Away, Walk Of Life, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry?

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

Knopfler is a king.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

Traumalbum

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

I wore this album out on my turntable freshman year of college. Such a great album. The thing I think is most interesting about this album is that every track is completely unique, and yet the whole album is cohesive. Money for Nothing and Walk of Life were the big hits, and they're great songs, but for me it's the closing title track that is the all-time classic. The silky smooth guitar and the heartbreaking lyrics get me every time. 4.5 stars, rounding up to 5.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

Absolutely awesome! One or two songs sound so 80s they border on pastiche, but still enjoyable. Title track, walk of life, latest trick, so far away, and of course, money for nothing are all-timers. What an album.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Excellent

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

A perfect album. Mixed perfectly, too. The synth has even aged well. Impressive. Truly a work of art.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
5

One of my most favourite albums of all time, and it still sounds brilliant all these years later.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

This album feels like an instant classic - thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

loveddddd it

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

Great album!

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Cool! A sound its I hearded when I was young...

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

I love this album and spent some happy teenage hours working out the sax part of Latest Trick and playing along. My least favorite song is Money for Nothing, mostly I think from overexposure and a terrible video; otherwise this album is perfect. In fact, I'm going to listen again right now.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

Of its time but one of the best of its time. Pop rock with a mastery over both parts of the genre

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Despite the album dropping off in the second half, there isn't anything wrong with this. All except The Man's Two Strong and One World are fantastic and even the mentioned lesser tracks are decent. Money for Nothing was the one I knew before but really came away liking So Far Away and Your Latest Trick. A classic album

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

👍👍👍

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

Time to get back in this horse ... Dire Straits are a phenomenal band that I definitely didn't appreciate enough when younger. Everyone appreciates they are a bunch of incredible musicians, but Mark Knopfler's deep voice really elevates the entire thing. Without the vocals and story telling, I suspect the album might not hold my attention like it does. Brother in Arms is my favourite

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

I'm slightly biased on this one because most of the album features in one of my favourite live recordings of all time (Live in Sydney 1986) and I do think a few of the slower songs work better in a live context. That said I do still love this album and it has at least 4 of my fave Dire Straits tracks on it. The artwork is iconic too.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

sensacional

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

The Album's Too Strong

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

Fantastic

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

03/08/2022 Great album. So many childhood memories flashed back of driving around with my dad with the windows down and the warm summer sun. Nice to remember the good times.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

allez ca rechiale

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

5 étoiles en skippant walk of life

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

It is a perfect album from start to finish. 5/5.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

An old favorite. Good to listen to it again.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

"Brothers in Arms" is a very definitive pop rock album from the eights, with a collection of hit compositions, molded by Mark Knopfler's guitar. You can't talk about the mid eighties without citing "So Far Away", "Money for Nothing", "Walk of Life" and "Your Latest Trick", the first four tracks on this records - quite an opener. Lirically, songs tackle themes like the perception of the working class and the stupidity of militarism, but there are also love songs - written in a very iconic Dire Straits way, full of metaphors. It's a very complex album, almost minimalistic in the amount of details that you can find while listening to it, and it never gets old (except when the lyrics cite MTV as a music television or uses the world 'faggot', two things that got very and poorly old).

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Sun Apr 10 2022
5

Várias músicas que eu já conhecia e não sabia o nome Todas sensacionais. 5/5

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

A really easy-listening classic. Knoplfler- with his barnstormer yet calming guitar licks really make it. They don’t try to overdo it or complicate things

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Sun Apr 24 2022
5

Amazing

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

The title track alone earns this entire album full marks, but then there's also a bunch of other fuckin bangers on it too. Only criticisms: Why Worry and Ride Across the River aren't really top-shelf material. But this is totally offset by that FUCKING TITLE TRACK OMG. 5/5.

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Tue Apr 26 2022
5

1985, what a year! And Mark Knopfler is still rocking!

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Tue May 03 2022
5

Fantastic

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Sat May 28 2022
5

Ooh I liked the other dire straits album… The album opens with the song so far away a rip roaring bass line that suddenly gets overshadowed by the poppy guitars and singing. While I wouldn’t call this band a “ proper pop” group this is much poppier than I’ve had before. It’s good though decent lyrics and well produced. Following this is the song money for nothing it starts slowly with the repetition of “ I want my mtv” for just over a minute, it slowly feeds into an electronic rock sound by what I think it seems to be a song about tv consumerism it’s good though just the intro was a little unnecessary. Walk of life ( like sultans of swing on the self titled) is a song that I only recognised by the synth bit, it’s a good enough song though pretty much an old style rock and roll song with a synth line layered over it. Good song! The first minute of Your latest trick (like the spotify image) is slow and gloomy then after that minute it forms into a slower “ jazzier” track with the saxophone throughout. It’s a good song but the saxophone isn’t one of my favourite instruments but it’s the key instrument to the song and without it the song would feel empty. Why worry, kinda sounds hopeful in a way like all of the gloominess of your latest trick is gone. It would seen like an afterthought of that song but it’s 8 minutes long, a time stamp when executed well is awesome and while it’s good it just feels like a 5 minuter, it’s still beautiful and a brilliant sonic though. Side two starts with ride across the river and it’s tribal drumming and flute work. The lyrics aren’t my favourite but this is still a great song just primarily for the fact that it shows verity of the sounds portrayed in this album and how different it is to the previous 5. The man’s too strong follows on well from the last track it’s much folkier than the others, Until it explodes in the chorus this would have easily been my least favourite but as it progresses the song shows a true epic-ness that the other songs don’t portray as strongly! One world almost feels like disco blues quite cool to be fair, it’s the most similar to the poppieness of the first three songs but still has a cool enough groove to make it special. Also the spotify artwork is really awesome and fitting to these songs. The album closes off with the title track it’s sorta a blend of the thunderous sounds of the man’s too strong and the gloominess of your latest trick. It turns into this slow emotional closer apparently an anti war song sung by a solider it’s a really good song! I recommend going through spotify on the initial listen for this as for the most part it shows the story each song tells and for every song it has a short clip for it. Wow two 5’s in two days ( the other one was Screamidelica) that’s cool!

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Tue May 31 2022
5

I’ve been a DS fan since I was a child (“I want my MTV…” guitar riff…. Video. I mean, Money for Nothing is probably an actual neural pathway.) Lovely album. Hits, a little mellow here and there, and tat beautiful voice and super clean/mellow guitar sound (not a fuzz pedal in sight!) Love Making Movies more, but this is easily a 4.5 album. Rounding up ‘cause I can!

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

My second Dire Straits album in three days, and I'm left to wonder how in the world I haven't listened to this group before. The guitar work is top notch, the songs are catchy, the vocals are superb, it just all comes together to make a noteworthy and memorable album. Mostly rocking, sometimes jazzy, sometimes soft, the album dips into different genres and tempos with the instrumentals and has a nice variety. The only negative I can come up with is that I hadn't listened to this album sooner!

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

OK, the first thing to talk about is the use of homophobic slurs. This is from the early 80s, and there sure was a different attitude back then. If the use of the slur is what puts you off this music, I'd say you've kinda missed the point of the song. That said, we can review the album. Which is excellent. Genuinely brilliant. Local lads done good.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

This one's complicated. "Brothers In Arms" has always been my mother's favorite song, and I can't fault her for it. It's atmospheric and melancholic, reaching emotional heights that most of the other tracks in the second half fall short of. Anyway, I listened to a LOT of Dire Straits all throughout my childhood. A lot of the 'best of' tracks came from this album. And those are great. Incredibly catchy melodies, and I finally understand that these are probably the reason why I ever considered playing the guitar (I was bad at it). I think So Far Away kinda sucks, I've always thought Walk of Life was just a bad Sultans of Swing, some other tracks bored me so much I didn't even remember what they were called. There's a homophobic slur on Money for Nothing... but that song is still Money for Nothing. And above all, the title track is actually stunning, and I've been humming it for days now. Yeah, it's hard denying that.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

A classic! Thanks for making me listening to it, again!

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Wow, what an album. I wasn't very familiar with Dire Straits before listening to this album. I honestly didn't expect a lot of their songs to be this jazzy and melancholic. It is an album so full of feeling. Great one.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Listening to this album brings back such fond memories of when I was young. When going on holiday, this was always one of my selections when choosing tapes to listen to in the car. However, the 5 star rating is not based on nostalgia or anything similar. This is truly a great album where 5 stars is perhaps not enough. Every track on the album is so strong - not one weak link. Great sounds overwritten with brilliant lyrics. This is up there as one of the greatest albums of all time

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Amazing album. Awesome guitar.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

Perfect album cover to cover. Great crisp guitar from Knopfler and gang, learned Sting did the background vocals on Money for Nothing, Walk of Life can apparently end any movie, grooving in the mid album and finishing strong with the title track.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Classic rock album. Great vocal M.Knopfler. ideal album just to sit back and relax... Perfect album to come back to again and again.

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Sat Aug 20 2022
5

I haven’t heard this in a long time. What a great album! Lyrics, music, arrangements, performance: all top quality. A true classic!

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Incredible.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

Love this album! Every song is great, so many different influences, such great, smooth 80s guitar. Knopfler is king for a reason! Really wish he didn't have to say f****t on Money For Nothing. Because that song has probably my favorite beginning of any song ever. Epitome of 80s music in my opinion - even has a guest appearance from Sting.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

great album, a lot great classics and a lot of verity in it. vocals of very good and instrumental is also very good

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

Well...........it's an icon. .......but is it any good? Very 80's The title track is an echo from the 'Love over Gold' vibe and the rest on this album is poppier and more accessible perhaps. I prefer the earlier albums but this is still epic. I have to give it 5 stars not because I like it the best but because I recognise how good it is.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

I didn't think this was one of their better albums until I played it and realised it has half a dozen outstanding tracks on it. Still not my favourite (Making movies) but brilliant all the same.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Best Album of all time. It’s my #1 Album. I have it on my wall. No bad songs. Least good song is a 9/10 minimum. Enough said. Definitely listen to this one before you die.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

My third favorite of their albums, which is still 5+ stars

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Classic album. I'll listen to this many times

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Brilliant album. Folky, rocky, mellow, charged up, it's got it all.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Amazing chill vibe on this album.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Packed to the brim with classic Jams So Far Away is a vibe Money for nothing's first riff is unforgettable Walk of Life is one of those songs that are like a warm hug Your latest Trick is great for driving around Why Worry is a little slow for my taste but good Ride Across the River is interesting The Man's too Strong is a cool song, also that buildup is great One World gets me Schmoovin' Brothers in arms, a classic, a hymn for peace

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Not a bad one in the bunch. Great album. Will always remember the season 2 finale of West Wing when I hear the title track.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Producers don’t get enough credit. The production on this album is as good as it gets.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

Paar geweldige nummers, verder prima.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

This is a great album. Back in the day, I could imagine taking a tumbler of my favorite adult beverage, turning the lights out, lean back in a char and listen to this with headphones. The production value is great. Musicians know how to get the sound they are looking for out of their instruments. Lyrics tell a story of a moment in time. How many artist can have a song about an appliance delivery person lamenting about rockstars. At the same time complaining that they have it too easy and regretting not putting more practice in to have the opportunity to be a rockstar. This album is deserving to be on this list.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Shoulda learned to play the guitar

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

It was 1985, and Mark Knopfler was in the mood for super-stardom. The result of that (successful) endeavour is this album, one of the best released in the 80s and at the time a showcase for CD sound quality. The songs are a bit more commercial than on previous Dire Straits albums, with Knopflers guitar work rightly being the centerpiece of every track. Every song sounds different here, and there is great variantion among the tracks, so it's hard to get tired listening to this. So Far Away is a moody opener, while Money for Nothing is the obvious mega hit with one of the most memorable guitar riffs ever. Walk Of Life contains some feel-good Rock'n'Roll, while Your Latest Trick ventures into Late Night Blues. Why Worry is a nice (albeit a bit long) guitar ballad, and Ride Across the River is a synth-heavy partisan tale with a reggae vibe. In The Man's Too Strong, we find a folk/country story about the war (most probably the Falkland war; a subject that features greatly in the album's second half). One World is blues rock with slap bass; it's the only track on the weaker side, but thankfully it is also the shortest. Brothers in Arms (the title track) is a brooding, yet beautiful anti-war ballad and a great closing track to a magnificient masterpiece of an album. This is Dire Straits at their peak. They never sounded better. 5/5

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Totally classic album.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

Such an amazing album.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

10/10 I’ve heard this before but it’s still amazing probably one of my favorite albums of the year

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

So so good

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

Fun!

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

An all-timer. Even though Money for Nothing and Walk of Life were the big singles off this album, the best tracks are So Far Away and Your Latest Trick. Every song on this record comes from a different genre, which is something you don't really get anymore. I miss albums like this...a full album that plays like a compilation. Rate: 5/5 Favorite Track: Your Latest Trick

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

Why worry y otros grandes éxitos.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
5

Þessi plata er og verður alltaf besta pabbarokk í heimi. Hér er í boði stuð, ást, angurværð og margt fleira. Mæli með. Toppplata!

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Mon Nov 28 2022
5

Solid album start to finish. I'd forgotten how strong side A was - just about all of it it got decent airplay when this was released. Side B slows down some but finishes with the gem of a title track.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

Love Mark Knopfler’s guitar playing. Great sound. So many good songs on this album.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Track 2 and 3 are golden

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

A classic!

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Bra grejer ändå, ganska basic men men

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

4/5. Mellow with deep guitar and manly vibes, with some oldie rock bops. Listen while drinking scotch and playing a quiet game of pool.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Cool

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

fuck its good. intsrumental . nice chill.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

This album is good

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Great album.starts off strong, lots of 80s vibes in there. Gets a little weaker in the middle to the end but still a quality album.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

Always good

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

Cool. Some of it reminds me of a poppier/more rounded out version of Bob Dylan.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Oh hell yes! A classic 80s guitar rock album

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Nice and varied, money for nothing to walk of life is a stellar 1-2

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Enough crackers to give it a 4.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

It surprised me. For an album that is older than I am, it had songs that seeméd pretty modern

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Singing sometimes awkward, but great guitar parts

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Way better than expected

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

i didn't think i would like it this much truthfully

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

A classic, but I still like the self-titled better. Sting vocals and the outdated lyrics and kind of silly.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Great easy-going feel with an easy folksy transition to 80s rock.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

Solid album, start to finish. Not my favorite Dire Straits album, but enjoyable to listen to time after time.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Great rock album, solid singles.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Really enjoyed The Mans Too Strong. I don't know if I'm a dire straits kind of person, but it was a nice album.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

liked it. good vibes

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

My dad had this, on vinyl, back then. Listening now, I'm very impressed by the quality of the recording. I also like the dis on MTV, which they co-opted and ran with. I'd say that this is better than "meh", but not "life-altering".

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

Pretty good all around. I didn't know that Walk of Life was theirs. 8/10.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Saxophone surprised me. Otherwise, went as expected. Cool throughout, 4.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

A classic

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Nice chilly vibes

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Flashbrega muito bom, ouvirei mais vezes. Melhores: So Far Away, Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, Ride Across the River. Pior: Why Worry?

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Fantastic album, no filler songs at all.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

A classic. The video for Money for Nothing is seared into my brain. But the title track is by far my favorite Dire Straits track. It's a perfect anti-war song. It's not a coincidence the song is used in every movie.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

So Far Away" Released: April 1985 "Money for Nothing" Released: June 1985 "Brothers in Arms" Released: October 1985 "Walk of Life" Released: November 1985 "Your Latest Trick" Released: April 1986

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

Pues agradable pero no es para mi.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

really good rock

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Remaster cd is excellent sound quality

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

I dig some Dire Straits. Often a good reminder for me to spin the Cramps.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

I like the sound of this. It's a little quieter than I normally like, so maybe it's the Aussie accents? Who knows, but I think it'll get a 4.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

4/5 there are some amazing songs in this album

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Not sure if this is a perfect album but it is quite superb with a mixture of light rock, pop, country rock, rock n roll, powerful slow tunes. Very listenable.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

I spent summer 1985 on a farm in Israel. This album was the soundtrack (while not watching Live Aid). Will always have a special place in my music.

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Ach ja. Ist ja doch irgendwie wichtig und mit Abstand gehört auch besser als man eigentlich zugeben will

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Tolles Gitarren-Album

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Both biting in its satire and inconceivably funky, especially the hit single "Money for Nothing"!

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Starts of strong, but some songs on the 2nd half are either too long or too stale. Closing track is fantastic.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

I'm a big fan of Mark Knopfler in general. I probably haven't listened to this album from start to finish since the 90s, but I have probably listened to half of the tracks on this album within the last 6 months. "Brothers in Arms" might be my favorite track on the album. I would listen to this album again (4.5 stars)

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

Top

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Excellent Guitar from one of the best ever.

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Tue May 18 2021
4

Pretty good album of guitar riffs and classic rock songs. Some of the songs get creative and pull inspiration from other genres. Longer songs that don’t feel too long. 7.6/10

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Bra album med många bangers Bästa låtar: Money for Nothing Walk of Life One World Brothers in Arms

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Liked it a lot. Enjoyable, fun, songs that are easy to listen to. Highlights: Your latest trick, money for nothing, walk of life.

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Sun May 23 2021
4

Favourite songs- So Far Away, Walk of Life, The Man's too Strong. The stones that drag this record down for me are Money for Nothing and Ride Across the River. Every other song was amazing.

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Sun Jun 27 2021
4

Pretty great

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

Buen disco, buena música, buen grupo y canciones míticas.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

Seriously impressive range and song craft on this album. Some of their biggest hits are here, and the B-tracks are interesting in totally different ways.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

I was surprised by this - I didn't think the first track was all that great, and then I knew Money for Nothing was going to be excellent but again, after that there were one or two average tunes. But as the album went on I found myself checking the names of most of the tracks on this thing and saving them to my liked songs... A really good combo of great guitar riffs/solos, interesting progressions, and the use of other noises and instruments to add to the scope of the tunes. Might have been a 5/5 for me if not for the couple of duds

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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

I have a bit of a soft spot for Dire Straits. I'm fully aware that they were already very unimaginative at the time and are pretty much "elevator background rock" by today's standards. Basically inoffensive radio filler tracks. Yet, even though they don't do all that much, they just do it really well. This isn't my favorite album by theirs, too ballad-heavy. A 3.5 where I might rate their others 4.0 or even 4.5. Still, rounded up to a 4.

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Sat Jul 31 2021
4

Money for Nothin has a guitar riff for the ages and is an absolute classic, and the title track is a masterpiece. The standout tracks on this are incredible, but the album as a whole is a thing of beauty. As smooth and atmospheric as anything you’ll hear, a really rewarding listen if you let yourself go with it.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

8/2 Couple timeless tracks on here. Standout Tracks: So Far Away, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry, Ride Across The River, The Man's Too Strong

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

Couple of famous songs.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Not sure how I've gone so long without hearing this album. I've heard money for nothing and walk of life while being out and about. I think it's incredibly well done, and absolutely love the vocals and instrumentation. The writing is really solid too.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

My least favourite Dire Straits albums, certainly when compared to its 4 predecessors. Over the years I grew warm to its more mellow, jazzy (?), sound; yet I cannot forgive its original sin.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

i enjoyed their music more than o thought! i thought it was nice and good length

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

Great stuff. There was a couple of times where it went on a bit but it was a banger.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

Pretty classic Dad-rock. So Far Away from me and Money for nothing, and Walk of Life should be pretty recognizable to most people. After the singles to open the album it gets into some more slow jams with some jazzy undertones. Wasn't as into these, I think the Singles were popular for a reason but the other tunes weren't great. Their instrumentals remind me a lot of the background music to an 80s movie like 3 Men and a Baby.

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