Propelled by Mark Knopfler's literate songs, gruff vocals, and spidery guitar work, Dire Straits had overcome initial skepticism for their resistance to '70s new wave accents in favor of a rootsy traditionalism. This 1985 album captures the band consolidating … see full wiki
By no stretch of the imagination is this a bad album. Its just a little bit too commerical. Mark Knophler's guitar is not as present as in previous releases. The songs are still high quality. This disc actually rates 3 1/2 stars but halves don't count here.