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How The Stiff Test/Chiswick Challenge Saved Joy Division’s Career
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How The Stiff Test/Chiswick Challenge Saved Joy Division’s Career

Like ‘The X Factor’ for punks, the Stiff Test/Chiswick Challenge got Joy Division noticed and led to the creation of Factory Records.

“It Urged Us To Carry On”: Remembering Joy Division’s Live Debut In 1978
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“It Urged Us To Carry On”: Remembering Joy Division’s Live Debut In 1978

Ian Curtis was almost banned from the venue, and their support act started a fight, but Joy Division’s live debut birthed the post-punk era.

Still: Why Joy Division’s Archival Collection Continues To Endure
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Still: Why Joy Division’s Archival Collection Continues To Endure

Released following Ian Curtis’ death, ‘Still’ proves that Joy Division’s outtakes and rarities stack up against most bands’ A-grade material.

All The Cold Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Joy Division
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All The Cold Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Joy Division

Think you know everything about these post-punk pioneers? Here are ten Joy Division facts that may surprise you…

Closer: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Joy Division’s Final Album
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Closer: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Joy Division’s Final Album

Hauntingly beautiful, Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ isn’t just a landmark record, it’s a simply timeless work of art.

Ian Curtis: The Art And Influence Of Joy Division’s Iconic Frontman
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Ian Curtis: The Art And Influence Of Joy Division’s Iconic Frontman

Joy Division’s much-missed singer, Ian Curtis, was an unforgettable performer with dextrous lyrical skills which are still unsurpassed.

Love Will Tear Us Apart: Behind Joy Division’s Sublime Signature Hit
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Love Will Tear Us Apart: Behind Joy Division’s Sublime Signature Hit

Though initially overshadowed by Ian Curtis’ tragic suicide, Love Will Tear Us Apart is a truly life-affirming piece of introspective pop.

An Ideal For Living: How Punk’s DIY Ethic Shaped Joy Division’s Sound
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An Ideal For Living: How Punk’s DIY Ethic Shaped Joy Division’s Sound

Though lacking in polish, Joy Division’s debut EP, ‘An Ideal For Living’, nonetheless hinted at future greatness.

Peter Saville Redesigns Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ Sleeve For New Climate Change T-Shirt

Peter Saville Redesigns Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ Sleeve For New Climate Change T-Shirt

Peter Saville has redesigned his iconic cover for Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' to support the 'No Music On A Dead Planet' campaign.

Atmosphere: The Story Behind Joy Division’s Spine-Tingling Classic
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Atmosphere: The Story Behind Joy Division’s Spine-Tingling Classic

Hailed as ‘an unbreakable testament to Joy Division’s brilliance’, the rich, evocative Atmosphere stands as the group’s greatest ballad.

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