Dire Straits – Ranked Albums From Worst to Best

Dire Straits – Ranked Albums From Worst to Best

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Dire Straits - Ranked Albums From Worst to Best.

Dire Straits like band had a amazing albums which has released. But the public and fans are those who decide ranking lists from time to time.

In the time when Dire Straits had were together – they made a bunch of songs which were the hits of 80’s and 90’s even we can say and today.

So because of that – from public (audience) we have this rank list for Dire Straits albums. Without insults, we can say that all the albums are extremely good and amazing. But here’s what the audience says.

Number 6 – “Communiqué” (1979)
Dire Straits’ second album came out less than a year after their debut, and it sounds hurried. Besides “Lady Writer” (and maybe opener “Once Upon a Time in the West” which suits its purpose), the songs are forgettable and the inspiration barely there.

Because the band rushed into the studio while the first album was still high on the charts, “Communiqué” pretty much sounds like its predecessor, but without the payoff punch of a song like “Sultans of Swing”.

Dire Straits – Communique album cover

Number 5 – “Dire Straits” (1978)
Arriving in the middle of the punk era and disco explosions, Dire Straits debut uprooted traditional Rock N’ Roll while still staying somewhat grounded in it. They keep things relatively simple here, with clean, piercing guitar and Mark Knopfler’s folksy vocals taking equal cues from British pub singers and Bob Dylan. “Sultans of Swing” made them stars, the rest of the album eases into a formula that evolved over time.

Dire Straits firs album – Dire Straits 1978.

Number 4 – “On Every Street” (1991)
There was no way Dire Straits’ last album could live up to the worldwide success of “Brothers In Arms”, which sold more than 30 million copies.

So when they finally returned six years later with “On Every Street”, the tone was both reserved and less monumental. Still, it’s as intricately played and focused as the group’s best albums, but without “Love Over Gold” ambitions, “Making Movies” songcraft or “Brothers In Arms”’ hits.

On Every Street 1991.

Number 3 – “Love Over Gold” (1982)
Dire Straits’ fourth album is their most intricate and exquisite, a tasteful and occasionally difficult work of art led by the 14-minute opener “Telegraph Road”.

Every Dire Straits album except for “Communiqué” was a reaction to the one before it. “Love Over Gold” counters “Making Movies” radio-ready anthems with late-night set pieces that unspool like moody film noir for the ears.

Love Over Gold 1982.

Number 2 – “Making Movies” (1980)
Dire Straits second album, “Communiqué” was criticized for sounding too much like their debut, so Mark Knopfler made album No.3 their big arena-rock move.

And in many ways, it’s their most accomplished album, filled with huge, sweeping songs “Tunnel of Love” & “Romeo and Juliet” that were bigger, bolder and more tuneful than anything they’d ever done before and, to an extent, after.

Making Movies third album from 1980.

Number 1 – “Brothers In Arms” (1985)

Mark Knopfler lowered his band’s ambitions for its fifth album, and it paid off with Dire Straits’ best and biggest-selling record, as well as one of the bestselling LPs of the 80’s.

“Money for Nothing” helped redefine their image and career, but almost every song on “Brothers In Arms” album – twists into new and sometimes familiar directions, from the throwback opener “So Far Away” to the springy “Walk of Life” to the epic title track, which closes the album.

Brothers in Arms album cover 1985.

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