Thought I’d start a good old-fashioned ‘vs’ thread, just for fun.
I’ve always found Chris Rea and Mark Knopfler to be sonically very similar, particularly in their eighties heyday. I bet a lot of casual listeners wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
So who’s better?
I say the Dire Straits frontman has the edge. Love Over Gold and Brothers In Arms were genuine masterpieces that I still listen to. Mr Rea always had a whiff of kitsch about him (although I still love Nothing To Fear).