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Joy Division United Kingdom 

The best album by Joy Division is Unknown Pleasures which is ranked number 39 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 34,926.

Joy Division is ranked number 27 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 62,567.

Members who like this artist also like: Talking Heads, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth.

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Joy Division best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,012 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:34,926
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,111 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:781 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:25,188
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1988:18Rank Score:1,814
Rank in 1980s152Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  80/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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4.

Still
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1981Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1981:74Rank Score:340
Rank in 1980s622Overall Rank:3,772
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2001Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2001:274Rank Score:90
Rank in 2000s3,012Overall Rank:11,067
Average Rating:  76/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The Best Of Joy Division
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2008Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2008:493Rank Score:57
Rank in 2000s4,405Overall Rank:15,529
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Heart And Soul
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1997Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1997:365Rank Score:54
Rank in 1990s3,347Overall Rank:15,888
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

An Ideal For LivingUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1978Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1978:237Rank Score:52
Rank in 1970s2,231Overall Rank:16,144
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Peel SessionsUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1990Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1990:342Rank Score:30
Rank in 1990s4,216Overall Rank:20,125
Average Rating:  78/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

PermanentUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1995:538Rank Score:16
Rank in 1990s5,172Overall Rank:25,016
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 27

This may not be a complete discography for Joy Division. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Joy Division best tracks

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1.Love Will Tear Us Apart
(from the album Substance)
 91/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.Disorder
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 90/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.She's Lost Control
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 90/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.Shadowplay
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 89/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Decades
(from the album Closer)
 89/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 88/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.Transmission
(from the album Substance)
 88/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.Atmosphere
(from the album Substance)
 88/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.Twenty Four Hours
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.She's Lost Control
(from the album Substance)
 87/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.Day Of The Lords
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 86/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.The Eternal
(from the album Closer)
 86/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Isolation
(from the album Closer)
 85/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Interzone
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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15.Insight
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Heart & Soul
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.I Remember Nothing
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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18.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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19.Candidate
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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20.Wilderness
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Joy Division ratings

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85/100 (from 177 votes)
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From Grzywa 01/07/2016 23:37
Up there with a few others as one of the most influential acts ever. Like Beatles years before, they met their match with a great producer Martin Hannett. Had it not been for him, Unknown Pleasures or Closer would not sound so intriguing, no matter how deep Ian's lyrics are, or what great basslines Hooky delivered.
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From awesomness425 07/17/2015 06:06
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From gon2bed 06/19/2015 11:54
Only three of the eleven albums on this website were released before Ian Curtis' death. Well Closer was released a week later I believe but it was recorded before.

For the three albums they had, two are great but I think this shows how much a death over-rates a band. Two albums is not enough to be considered one of the best bands of all time. They were one of the best for a few years in the late 70's. Influence doesn't equal the best for me, I judge on the music. I would say they are definitely in the top 100 bands of all time, but not top 30.

I know many will disagree with me but that's ok. The amount of quality does play a part for me, all that said they have a cult following for two of their albums and I like the albums too. Shame he took his life for depression. R.I.P.
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From DeusExMackia 03/11/2015 19:05
Oh damn. Joy Division hits hard. A sound like nothing before or since. Darker and more moving than any of artist. And what a story they had; all over within a few years.

But no other band has achieved more than Joy Division did in their time together.
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From LadyGodiva 02/15/2015 01:48
If you could just see the beauty, these things I could never describe.
These pleasures a wayward distraction, this is my one lucky prize.
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From F1Aaron 01/25/2015 22:26
Though they had only two albums, they are a definitive Post-Punk band, Unknown Pleasures is one of the best albums of the 70's
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From vturi 01/17/2015 04:33
Joy Division classic band and musics
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From BillyBibbit 10/19/2014 14:20
Makers of the sound of 80's. Big influence on history of rock and whole world culture.
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From Kuzh69 10/17/2014 01:31
Way too short for Ian and joy division...... At least we have a couple
of MINT albums to listen to.
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From mascamangas 03/01/2014 17:25
One of the most influent bands.
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