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

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.

Best Peter Hook Basslines: 10 Defining Joy Division And New Order Riffs
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Best Peter Hook Basslines: 10 Defining Joy Division And New Order Riffs

Distinctive and eminently melodic, the best Peter Hook basslines are integral to the sound of his two legendary post-punk outfits.

Best Ian Curtis Lyrics: 10 Unforgettable Expressions Of Heart And Soul
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Best Ian Curtis Lyrics: 10 Unforgettable Expressions Of Heart And Soul

With their arresting imagery and soul-bearing honesty, the best Ian Curtis lyrics have cemented the Joy Division singer’s place in history.

Best Joy Division Songs: 20 Unknown Pleasures You Need To Hear
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Best Joy Division Songs: 20 Unknown Pleasures You Need To Hear

Transcending the very notion of “post-punk”, the best Joy Division songs are sublime works from a visionary group.

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