The question was to rank these four albums - so I listened to them all.
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Side One is solid: three perfect songs
Side Two is a little weak, but overall, it works.
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Side One strong, with a great order of the songs, the standout track being, of course, "Fool in the Rain" which showed that the band could grow into new musical territory.
Side Two only good for Carouselambra, and even that song on certain parts. "I'm Gonna Crawl" is simply a throwaway song, and "All my Love" is just cloying and syrupy.
The band was starting to show signs of slowing, while tracking in familiar territory that is reminiscent of Physical Graffiti and Presence, the only two songs showing variety .
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Side One - Don't Stand So Close to Me is fantastic,
Driven to Tears and World Running Down - rather bland and forgettable
The two hits from this album (Don't Stand and De Doo Doo Doo) are rightfully hits. Stellar songs, each one.
Behind my Camel is unlistenable
Man in a Suitcase is good. Overall, this album is only good for the two hits. The rest is throwaway.
The Cars - Candy O
Let's Go - perfect
Lust for Kicks and Dangerous Type are good.
But other than that, there is really no reason for acclaim on this album.
So, these four are ranked in order.