Continuing to work backwards:
#52 - Dire Straits - Making Movies
Making Movies was Dire Straits’ 3rd album, released in late 1980. It didn’t generate any Top 40 hits, although “Skateaway” made it to #58. But Dire Straits was more of an AOR band, with only 4 Top 40's overall. MM is a very solid album, with the exception of 1 song: “Les Boys”. Allmusic describes that one as “borderline offensive”, another site declared it: "offensive, boring and dinky". I tend to agree (althoughI'm not sure what "dinky" is in the context of a song")... . But I also agree when Allmusic said “the remainder of Making Movies ranks among the band's finest work”. And , IMHO, “Romeo And Juliet” is a no-doubt-about-it “5-star” song, One of my 3 or 4 favorites Dire Straits songs.
One of the interesting things about these “Best Of” Lists. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Making Movies as the #52 best album of the 80’s. But it did not make their list of the top 500 Albums of all time. By contrast, Dire Sraits' 1985 release “Brothers In Arms” ranked #56th of the 87 albums from the 80's on the Rolling Stone list of Top albums of all time, but it didn't make the cut for best of the 80's.