Dire Straits   Love Over Gold
4.2 Ranking: #15 for 1982
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3.0 goodArchibald C. Burke | September 2nd 10

Despite keeping things slightly fresh by churning out their most progressive rock-oriented album, Dire Straits 4th studio outing doesn't really see the band showing any signs of momentum, instead allowing Knofler to let the same solos keep flowing, backing long-winded, uninteresting songs. This is understandable considering this was Knofler's band by this point, but the extended songs and accompying structure do little to showcase the artists writing talents. Much of the melodies heard here feel forced, with a lot of the passages coming off messy rather than with the true progressive spirit in mind. Given the band's provoking debut, the output thereafter was sadly disappointing. (Rating: 2.8/5)

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4.0 excellentclairvoyant | August 28th 07

Love Over Gold is Dire Strait's 4th and most ambitious album they had released to date. The songs were now much longer and carried a larger structure within each song. Although the album only has five songs, each one carries itself as a stellar track, and not just a filler on your usual twelve track album. The opening track, Telegraph Road, has one of the greatest intros of any Dire Straits song ever, with a huge epic feeling that carries into a balance between a rocker and epic piano track at times. One of the bands best ever. Private Investigations is a quieter track with some very smooth leads from Mark Knopfler, and is a classic when played live. The sole true rocker is Industrial Disease, which carries a bouncy feel thanks to some well placed organ throughout the song. The title track and It Never Rains are slightly softer but do not cease to impress, as they round off what is possibly Dire Straits' best album ever.

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