Joy Division is a band with a short track record and overwhelming success as well as deserved. Four years, the legendary band from Manchester, England, laid the foundations for post-punk with just two albums: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980) it was a great group, active between 1976 and 1980, in which their composing brain predominated. This was none other than Ian Curtis but he decided to leave life at 23 years old.
His lyrics had an important weight of pessimism and his way of composing has created a school. We will never know where his creativity would have gone had he lived longer.
We compile 5 songs popularized by this English band, which slightly summarize their brief but intense career. One of the references (not to say the reference) of English post-punk.
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division’s best-known song, the masterpiece for many. Released as a single a month before Curtis’ death. It was first recorded in late 1979. There is also a BBC version.
Extracted from the single of the same name, which was released in 1979.
From their first album, called Unknown Pleasures. It sounds totally 80s, pure post-punk.
She’s Lost Control
Also from Unknown Pleasures. Something dark and haunting.
New Dawn Fades
From the first album, at times somewhat decadent as well as attractive. Quieter than others with a higher punk cut.