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Old 05-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Because it stands out and will draw interest from people who want to read and hear about the other albums rather than 'Brothers In Arms'.
Also it would work the other way, people who like 'Brothers In Arms' would be interested as to see why somebody doesnt, as I would be if someone didnt like 'On Every Street'.
You proved your narrow mindedness with your comments apparantley 'justifing' 'Brothers In Arms' as a 'great album' because of popular opinion and being released at what you consider to be the 'peak of their career'.
No, the reason I posted "peak of their career" was to indicate to you that Brothers in Arms is the album most people are familiar with. By peak of their career, I didn't mean creatively or artistically, but by pure famousness. They played arenas and had videos on MTV. Furthermore, I never wrote "great album", I wrote "popular album" for the reasons I just mentioned.

In other words, many of those who like Dire Straits will know them from that period which is part of why I think bashing Brothers in Arms in the thread title is a worse idea than, say, bashing Making Movies f.ex.

If you're out after an emotional response from all those who love brothers in arms, then perhaps that could work. That's why I asked if you were "trolling".
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I love Brothers in Arms, brilliant album.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I love Brothers in Arms, brilliant album.
What is it you 'love' about it? Have you heard 'Love Over Gold' ?
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No, the reason I posted "peak of their career" was to indicate to you that Brothers in Arms is the album most people are familiar with. By peak of their career, I didn't mean creatively or artistically, but by pure famousness. They played arenas and had videos on MTV. Furthermore, I never wrote "great album", I wrote "popular album" for the reasons I just mentioned.

In other words, many of those who like Dire Straits will know them from that period which is part of why I think bashing Brothers in Arms in the thread title is a worse idea than, say, bashing Making Movies f.ex.

If you're out after an emotional response from all those who love brothers in arms, then perhaps that could work. That's why I asked if you were "trolling".
Im not looking to provoke people but if I want people to post on my thread then its a good idea isnt it?
Well, I havent heard Making Movies if you had actually read my post where I had stated the only two i dont own are Making Movies & Communique.
Also, why should I not post it just because it contradicts 'popular' opinion, I think it should reflect my own opinion, which it did.
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I love Brothers in Arms, brilliant album.
I like it too I don't think it quite reaches the high peaks of quality on their debut f.ex or On Every Street, but I think it's consistently good from start to finish. The title track is blissfull.

I also remember songs from Brothers in Arms being played on radio when I was a kid and so on, so it has massive nostalgic value for me.
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I like it too I don't think it quite reaches the high peaks of quality on their debut f.ex or On Every Street, but I think it's consistently good from start to finish. The title track is blissfull.

I also remember songs from Brothers in Arms being played on radio when I was a kid and so on, so it has massive nostalgic value for me.
I can understand where your coming from with the nostalgic value of hearing it when you were a kid, I think certain music just sticks with you.
For instance, as much as I hate Snow Patrol, I used to listen to the 'Final Straw' album when it first came out about 5 years ago and I put it on the other day and even though it isnt exactly stuff Id listen to now It still felt really good hearing it after a while and brought back some memories.
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I think you kind of shot yourself in the foot if you wanted Brothers In Arms not to be disscussed by putting it in the thread title, you may as well have painted a bullseye on your arse
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I need to get into this band more. Mark Knopfler is a guitar god, one of the very best fingerstyle players in rock.
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What is it you 'love' about it? Have you heard 'Love Over Gold' ?
Love Over Gold made my 1001 albums list and is by far the strongest and most consistent effort by the Dire Straits.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I need to get into this band more. Mark Knopfler is a guitar god, one of the very best fingerstyle players in rock.
I agree he is a very good guitarist but doesnt really showcase it in his music much. This is how I think he is a bit overrated. I have a few of his albums though, most of which I found pretty mediocre, with the exception of 'Sailing To Philadelphia' on which he does a track with James Taylor & Van Morrisson.
You should get 'On Every Street' & 'Love Over Gold' - their two best albums (IMO).
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I think you kind of shot yourself in the foot if you wanted Brothers In Arms not to be disscussed by putting it in the thread title, you may as well have painted a bullseye on your arse
Thats the thing, I wasnt bothered if people discussed it, just I would have preferred if they had spoke about the albums I really liked 'On Every Street' & 'Love Over Gold.
Or even gave me a heads up on the 2 albums I havent got- 'Communique' & 'Making Movies'.
Ah well as for 'painting a bullseye on my arse' I wont stray from my opinion.

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Love Over Gold made my 1001 albums list and is by far the strongest and most consistent effort by the Dire Straits.
You did a 1001 albums list? How long did that take you lol
Yeah I agree it is definitely the most consistent by them.
I would have said 'On Every Street' if it wasnt for the couple of filler tracks on the album...
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I really like Knopfler's laid-back guitar style, he really makes playing look easy sometimes. He's got some good solo albums too. "Sailing to Philadelphia" from 2000 is really good.

Here's a funny vid I found of them performing Sultans of Swing on some TV show in 1979. It's a live performance, but the sound isn't well synched. Mark sure looks scruffy. Someone buy that poor man a meal!

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