500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms'
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352/500

352. Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms'

Warner Bros., 1985

Mark Knopfler started writing "Money for Nothing" when he overheard a New York appliance salesman's anti-rock-star, anti-MTV rant. The song, of course, became a huge MTV hit, and this album shows off Knopfler's incisive songwriting and lush guitar riffs on "Walk of Life" and "So Far Away."

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