Editors’ Notes With this 1985 album, Dire Straits frontman/producer Mark Knopfler created an enduring rock manifesto. It’s smooth, well-crafted, and filled with sharp wit and social commentary: The super-catchy “Money for Nothing” skewers the idea of pop stardom while simultaneously embracing it, the moody title song tackles the ridiculousness of war, and the poppy “Walk of Life” uses a street busker’s story to make a bigger statement. It’s diverse, too—“Ride Across the River” blends blues, Latin, and Caribbean music while “Your Latest Trick” touches on jazz.

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So Far Away
1
5:12
 
Money for Nothing
2
8:26
 
Walk of Life
3
4:12
 
Your Latest Trick
4
6:33
 
Why Worry
5
8:31
 
Ride Across the River
6
6:57
 
The Man's Too Strong
7
4:40
 
One World
8
3:40
 
Brothers In Arms
9
6:59