551 Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms

*quick editor’s note: we’ve still got mixer gremlin issues for these next two episodes, recommend playing at 1.5x speed, sorry for the inconvenience.

In May of 1985 Dire Straits released their 5th studio album.

Though initially spanned by critics upon its release, album would go on to be their biggest selling, spawning five singles, spending ten consecutive weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, Nine weeks at #1 on the US Billboard 200, thirty four weeks on top of the Australian Albums Chart, and would go on to be certified a staggering 9x Platinum selling status in the USA alone, making it one of the top selling records of all time; but is it any good?

Let’s talk Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms!


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