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Closer (album) by Joy Division

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Closer
Closer by Joy Division (1980)
Overall rank: 67th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,522 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (67th)

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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 34 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 50,215.

Joy Division album bestography « Higher ranked (34th) This album (67th) Lower ranked (1,119th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd and London Calling by The Clash.

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Closer track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Atrocity Exhibition
 85/100 (302 votes)
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2.Isolation
 86/100 (308 votes)
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3.Passover
 84/100 (273 votes)
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4.Colony
 81/100 (253 votes)
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5.A Means To An End
 84/100 (263 votes)
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6.Heart & Soul
 84/100 (285 votes)
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7.Track pickTwenty Four Hours
 88/100 (300 votes)
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8.Track pickThe Eternal
 88/100 (293 votes)
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9.Track pickDecades
 90/100 (343 votes)
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Closer rankings

Closer ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,522 votes)
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Rating:  
80/100
Best track: "Decades"
Weakest track: "Passover"
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Marco da época. Influencia tanto na lírica quanto no som.
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I'm surprised i haven't written about this album earlier. I can only describe this as crushingly dark. Ian Curtis's ethereal vocals grabbing for some sense of meaning in the horror of life. Lyricism on the level of the best poets. Each instrument striking terror in its own way. An improvement on everything form the already fantastic Unknown Pleasures.10/10
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80/100
Somewhere in this album, there was inserted the last breath of Ian Curtis, this one has a more introspective overall sound than unknown pleasures, and less confined production.
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75/100
Nowhere near as great as Unknown Pleasures.
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80/100
From jwammo12
Side two of this album is absolutely amazing!
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Rating:  
85/100
From Crumpet
This album is really nice, the first 6 tracks are varying degrees of good, all of them would make an album worth listening to, but the last 3 tracks are amazing and make his a must listen.
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From Ashmark
Unique sound. Curtis wears it all on his sleeve.
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Canzoni superbe, suoni calibrati in maniera perfetta, uno scandagliare l'oscurità della musica e dell'animo umano che non è mai stato ( e credo mai sarà ) così riuscito. DEFINITIVO.
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I’ve always felt personally insulted that Unkown Pleasures consistently gets more recognition than this(better cover art maybe?). I suppose it’s a little more accessible if you’re not a joy division fan. I feel In A lot of ways, that album was still a band getting used to their sound. Closer is The Joy Division sound. The production still has the trademark minimalism and icy overtones, yet feels more polished. It is relentlessly dark without the pretense of bands like the cure. Isolation, 24 hours, and my personal favorite JD song, Decades. Closer tops UP hand over first for me.
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