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Joy Division United Kingdom 

The best album by Joy Division is Unknown Pleasures which is ranked number 38 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 28,406.

Joy Division is ranked number 26 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 51,219.

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Joy Division best albums

The following albums by Joy Division are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:756 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:28,389
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (788 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:613 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:20,969
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: 85/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:1,391
Rank in 1980s160Overall Rank:989
Average Rating: 79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

Still
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1981Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1981:87Rank Score:207
Rank in 1980s748Overall Rank:4,689
Average Rating: 77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2001Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2001:224Rank Score:99
Rank in 2000s2,409Overall Rank:8,414
Average Rating: 74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Heart And Soul
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1997Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1997:320Rank Score:54
Rank in 1990s2,955Overall Rank:13,428
Average Rating: 72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

An Ideal For LivingUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1978Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1978:198Rank Score:49
Rank in 1970s1,943Overall Rank:14,129
Average Rating: 68/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

The Peel SessionsUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1990Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1990:296Rank Score:29
Rank in 1990s3,712Overall Rank:16,872
Average Rating: 73/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

The Best Of Joy Division
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2008Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2008:674Rank Score:18
Rank in 2000s5,938Overall Rank:19,289
Average Rating: 67/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

PermanentUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1995:469Rank Score:14
Rank in 1990s4,567Overall Rank:20,872
Average Rating: 65/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 26

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Joy Division best tracks

The best tracks by Joy Division are listed below:

#TrackRating
1.Love Will Tear Us Apart
(from the album Substance)
90/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.Disorder
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
89/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.She's Lost Control
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
89/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Shadowplay
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
89/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Decades
(from the album Closer)
88/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Atmosphere
(from the album Substance)
87/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Transmission
(from the album Substance)
87/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
87/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.Twenty Four Hours
(from the album Closer)
86/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.She's Lost Control
(from the album Substance)
86/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.The Eternal
(from the album Closer)
85/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Isolation
(from the album Closer)
85/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Day Of The Lords
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
84/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Closer)
84/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Heart & Soul
(from the album Closer)
84/100 (117 votes)
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16.Interzone
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
84/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Dead Souls
(from the album Substance)
83/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.I Remember Nothing
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
83/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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19.Passover
(from the album Closer)
83/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Insight
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
83/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Joy Division ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 120 votes)
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95/100
07/02/2014 02:14
85/100
 
85/100
06/16/2014 00:48
79/100
 
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61/100
 
95/100
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96/100
 
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From mascamangas 03/01/2014 17:25
One of the most influent bands.
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From Goodsir 02/06/2014 21:50
I've just realized that Joy Division may very well be one of the greatest bands of all time.
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Rating:  
45/100
From ThomCNTV 11/29/2013 19:06
Horrible
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Rating:  
75/100
From junodog4 08/26/2013 22:18
I've never been struck by the bleakness and beauty of music at the same time as I have with Joy Division. Even so, I don't share the same reverence many have for this band. I can understand how others love them, but for me there's something missing.
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Rating:  
95/100
From benpaco 07/27/2013 02:30
My personal favorite band other than The Beatles. I would also say that they've inspired a wider range of any bands than anyone but the Beatles.
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Rating:  
85/100
From HazeyTwilight 07/16/2013 20:01
I have some kind of reoccurring theme when I listen to a Joy Division album. It's sound is something that I've never really grown used to and it catches me off guard.

So not even a few minutes into the songs - on the first listen - I get distracted/bored (depends on how you look at it) and do my own thing. So the only way that I can fairly judge them is by repeat listens. Kinda weird considering this happened with both "Unknown Pleasures" and "Closer".

They're still good though, I can get behind the hype - for the most part...
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100/100
From Boo69 04/13/2013 10:37
Everything they did in their short career was exceptional including the songs that didn't make it onto the albums or singles. Not to mention how unique and influential they were. One of the best bands ever.
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Rating:  
75/100
From MCOTho 03/28/2013 06:40
Kinda let down after hearing these guys. I really dislike his voice, but the band is pretty good.
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Rating:  
90/100
From HoldenM 03/03/2013 04:01
What is there to say, really? Pioneering post-punk to its logical end, Ian Curtis was a masterpiece, and while the rest of the band was able to see New Order into greatness, this was a band done too soon. Still, two masterworks that will be appreciated for many more years to coem.
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Rating:  
65/100
From FieryGunHand 01/27/2013 18:41
2 classic albums in 2 years. Closer is the better. Decades is a work of genius.
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