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The Best Mark Knopfler Albums of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 1.7k votes 594 voters 21.3k views16 items

List RulesSolo (and partnership, such as the record with Emmylou Harris) Knopfler studio releases only, including soundtracks

Mark Knopfler, of Dire Straits fame, is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Not only that, but he's created some great music throughout his solo career, across a range of studio albums—not to mention the film soundtracks he's recorded. This is a crowdranked list of the best Mark Knopfler albums (best Dire Straits albums get their own list), including pictures of the album covers when available. This Mark Knopfler discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Mark Knopfler albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Mark Knopfler singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

If you think the greatest Mark Knopfler album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Mark Knopfler album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Mark Knopfler album of all time?" or "What are the top Mark Knopfler albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List features albums like Missing... Presumed Having a Good Time, Shangri-La and more!

This list of popular Mark Knopfler albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    1. Redbud Tree
    2. Haul Away
    3. Don't Forget Your Hat
    4. Privateering
    5. Miss You Blues
    6. Corned Beef City
    7. Go, Love
    8. Hot or What
    9. Yon Two Crows
    10. Seattle
    11. Kingdom of Gold
    12. Got to Have Something
    13. Radio City Serenade
    14. I Used to Could
    15. Gator Blood
    16. Bluebird
    17. Dream of the Drowned Submariner
    18. Blood and Water
    19. Today Is Okay
    20. After the Beanstalk

    • Release Date: 2012
    • Artist: Mark Knopfler
    • Tracks: Redbud Tree, Today Is Okay, Dream of the Drowned Submariner
    • Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Folk rock, Roots rock, Celtic rock
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    1. Why Aye Man
    2. Devil Baby
    3. Hill Farmer's Blues
    4. A Place Where We Used to Live
    5. Quality Shoe
    6. Fare Thee Well Northumberland
    7. Marbletown
    8. You Don't Know You're Born
    9. Coyote
    10. The Ragpicker's Dream
    11. Daddy's Gone to Knoxville
    12. Old Pigweed

    • Release Date: 2002
    • Artist: Mark Knopfler
    • Tracks: Why Aye Man, Brothers in Arms (live), Daddys Gone to Knoxville
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Roots rock, Blues
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  • 1. True Love Will Never Fade
    2. The Scaffolder's Wife
    3. The Fizzy and the Still
    4. Heart Full of Holes
    5. We Can Get Wild
    6. Secondary Waltz
    7. Punish the Monkey
    8. Let It All Go
    9. Behind with the Rent
    10. The Fish and the Bird
    11. Madame Geneva's
    12. In the Sky

    • Release Date: 2007
    • Artist: Mark Knopfler
    • Tracks: Behind With the Rent, Punish the Monkey, Let It All Go
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Roots rock
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    1. Beachcombing
    2. I Dug Up a Diamond
    3. This Is Us
    4. Red Staggerwing
    5. Rollin' On
    6. Love and Happiness
    7. Right Now
    8. Donkey Town
    9. Belle Starr
    10. Beyond My Wildest Dreams
    11. All the Roadrunning
    12. If This Is Goodbye

    • Release Date: 2006
    • Artist: Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris
    • Tracks: If This Is Goodbye, Donkey Town, This Is Us
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Country rock
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