Joy Division - Closer CD £2.99 delivered @ Play
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Joy Division - Closer CD £2.99 delivered @ Play

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Found 27th Jan 2011Made hot 27th Jan 2011
In retrospect, Closer, the second and final album by this Mancunian band, seems to point straight at singer Ian Curtis's suicide, which happened a few months before it was released. The band's reverberating mesh of minor-key lines and Curtis's bass voice are gloomy enough on their own, and attention to the words reveals references to blacker-than-black stories by JG Ballard and Joseph Conrad; the void and its terrors were splitting Curtis apart from the inside. "I put my trust in you," he sings, and his voice leaves no doubt that that trust has been betrayed. But the music, grim and powerful as it is, points to the direction the surviving members took as New Order, incorporating the mechanical gravity of club rhythms.

1. Atrocity Exhibition
2. Isolation
3. Passover
4. Colony
5. A Means To An End
6. Heart And Soul
7. Twenty Four Hours
8. The Eternal
9. Decades

13 Comments

Incredible record. Side two (showing my age - from track 6 onwards) sounds more modern and contemporary that most guitar bands today.

Andy........

Meh, it's probably just me, but Queen aside I think the 80's were largely forgettable. Decent price though I suppose.

Yep its definitely you - the greatest band ever

Defo you deek 72 lol.
Timeless album,buy it and realise everything else doesn't come close to closer.

geedee1969

Yep its definitely you - the greatest band ever



barbelith2000ad

Defo you deek 72 lol.Timeless album,buy it and realise everything else … Defo you deek 72 lol.Timeless album,buy it and realise everything else doesn't come close to closer.


Ok, maybe I'll have a look.

deek72

Andy........ :DMeh, it's probably just me, but Queen aside I think the … Andy........ :DMeh, it's probably just me, but Queen aside I think the 80's were largely forgettable. Decent price though I suppose.



That may be, Joy Division were primarily 70s.

good price but I'm an unknown pleasure man meself - day of the lords = class

One of my favourite albums - good price!

Buy it!

thanks , my vinyl copy is nearly worn out.

Great album! I enjoy their happy little tunes.

skdotcom

That may be, Joy Division were primarily 70s.


Although this album was 1980 (which I'm pretty sure comes under the 80's)

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