I so badly wanted to like this album. The first three tracks are classic rock radio staples, but it loses my attention somewhere in the middle of "Your Latest Trick". Maybe one day I'll be old and sophisticated enough for this CD to mean something, but for now my taste must be too inchoate to accept its impression.
??? What happend!?! First three songs are excellent (all though Money for Nothing is waaaay too long) then it all goes downhill. Too sum it up, the rest are all boring, long and dull. Miserably dull. Best Songs: So Far Away, Money for Nothing and Walk of Life.
Great relaxing music with some of the best traditional rock guitar work you can find in the 1980's. Almost a greatest hits album due to how many classic songs that are on here. The only negative is that second half of the album, not including the title track, is weak in comparison to the first half of the album.
Definitely one of the best records of the 80's and in my opinion also their best. Songs like So Far Away, Walk
of Life, Your Latest Trick and specially Money for Nothing and Brothers in Arms are absolute classics. Brothers
in Arms is an amazing and timeless album.
After a period of somewhat subpar recordings from Dire Straits Ė mostly in the midst of constant membership changes and frontman Mark Knoflerís solo-career Ė the band returns to the form of the first couple outings, chalking up an impressive playlist on their classic Brothers In Arms. Spawning some of the groupís most memorable tracks Ė Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, So Far Away, and Brothers In Arms Ė itís hard for a classic rock fan to not have heard of this record. Though itís true the bandís style has been constantly evolving since its inception, Brothers In Arms feels the most reminiscent in musical spirit to the bandís self-titled debut; there is little question as to why it is the bandís most popular and best-selling record.
5/9 songs are excellent:
#1 So far away;
#2 Money for nothing (masterpiece)
#4 Your latest trick (masterpiece)
#5 Why worry (masterpiece)
#9 Brothers in arms (masterpiece)
Every audiophile should own this album.