Wednesday, April 16, 2008

551. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)

Track Listing

1. So Far Away
2. Money For Nothing
3. Walk Of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across The River
7. Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers In Arms


Well, having just come back from a Breeders concert, I am quite tipsy and also Dire Straits is sounding quite shitty to me right now. Not to say that it didn't sound quite shitty to me before.

I do, however, have a kind of sentimental attachment to this album, it is one of the first albums that I remember listening to, as my brother bought it in cassette just when it came out. But I have a foolproof excuse, I was 3 at the time.

Dire Straits are over-produced yuppie baiting crap. They are the music that yuppies could listen to and think they were in touch with the age. That was of course bollocks, and the music isn't that good. But Dire Straits do have something in this album, all the tracks become indelibly marked in your memory, and much like gang-rape you keep having flashbacks of them. That said, much like gang-rape, there is something strangely alluring to it.

Track Highlights

1. Money for Nothing
2. Brothers In Arms
3. So Far Away
4. The Man's Too Strong

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

In 2000 Q magazine placed Brothers in Arms at number 51 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2003, the album was ranked number 351 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In November of 2006, the results of a national poll conducted by the public of Australia revealed their top 100 favourite albums. Brothers in Arms came in at number 64 (see "My Favourite Album").

As of August 2006, Brothers in Arms was 4th on the list of best-selling albums (UK) and is the 112th best-selling album in the United States.

Final Fantasy aims to one day have CGI as good as this:

No comments: