Closer (studio album) by Joy Division
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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.
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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.
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.
The sheer beauty of this music is something the LedZep devotees will either never get nor hear.
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The back half of the album is much stronger than the front half.
Album Rating: 86.89
1. "Atrocity Exhibition" - 85
2. "Isolation" - 84
3. "Passover" - 83
4. "Colony" - 78
5. "A Means to an End" - 84
1. "Heart and Soul" - 82
2. "Twenty Four Hours" - 97
3. "The Eternal" - 91
4. "Decades" - 98
Segundo disco que escucho de Joy Division y sigo sin entender las altas valoraciones
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.
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....
Is there a more painfully hopeless album? I highly doubt it.
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