Closer (studio album) by Joy Division

Closer by Joy Division
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 75th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,779 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (75th)
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Joy Division bestography

Closer is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by Joy Division on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joy Division is Unknown Pleasures which is ranked number 35 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 29,824.

Joy Division album bestography « Higher ranked (35th) This album (75th) Lower ranked (1,445th) »
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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,779 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.4/100, a mean average of 83.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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90/100
From 04/13/2022 15:31
I may be in the minority but personally I think this is better than Unknown Pleasures. The production seems to have taken a step forward towards being utterly breathtaking, the way you can hear the sense of space is incredible, close your eyes and you feel like you are within the studio. Every bit of space is accounted for and it makes the record sound massive. On top of that, musically it is outstanding with a greater sense of melodic writing while still staying within the style and sound of the previous record.
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65/100
From 01/08/2022 18:53
Twenty Four Hours is a good track. The rest is a great commitment to the bit. Can we get people to like music with no melody, passion, or variety? Apparently yes.

I’d like to thank Interpol for eventually coming along and showing the world that interesting music can be made with a voice like this.
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From 12/26/2021 13:42
The sheer beauty of this music is something the LedZep devotees will either never get nor hear.
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From 11/03/2021 01:53
The back half of the album is much stronger than the front half.
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95/100
From 10/31/2021 07:31
Album Rating: 86.89
(782/9)


Side one

1. "Atrocity Exhibition" - 85
2. "Isolation" - 84
3. "Passover" - 83
4. "Colony" - 78
5. "A Means to an End" - 84

Side two

1. "Heart and Soul" - 82
2. "Twenty Four Hours" - 97
3. "The Eternal" - 91
4. "Decades" - 98
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From 09/23/2021 13:56
Segundo disco que escucho de Joy Division y sigo sin entender las altas valoraciones
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From 06/06/2021 19:49
Pretty much every song here is a perfect 5, maybe except Passover, but the production really doesn`t do these songs justice. Still one of the best rock albums ever, but I prefer Unknown Pleasures.
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95/100
From 05/13/2021 13:01
The album begins with a pretty avant-garde song and ends with a sweeping, gloomy track that would make The Doors proud. Joy Division was very much The Doors for the punk generation....
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From 01/23/2021 17:44
Is there a more painfully hopeless album? I highly doubt it.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
5. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
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