Relive 5 Songs Popularized By Joy Division

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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.

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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.

 

Transmission

Extracted from the single of the same name, which was released in 1979.

 

Disorder

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.

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