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Joy Division United Kingdom 

See also: Warsaw.

The best album by Joy Division is Unknown Pleasures which is ranked number 33 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 48,647.

Joy Division is ranked number 26 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 84,622.

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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:1,468 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:48,647
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,725 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,124 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:32,775
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,443 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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3.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:2,280
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,041
Average Rating:  81/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

Still
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1981Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1981:72Rank Score:438
Rank in 1980s622Overall Rank:3,925
Average Rating:  76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

WarsawUnited Kingdom Warsaw
Year of Release:1994Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1994:191Rank Score:169
Rank in 1990s1,651Overall Rank:8,259
Average Rating:  76/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2001Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2001:222Rank Score:141
Rank in 2000s2,290Overall Rank:9,461
Average Rating:  81/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Heart And Soul
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1997Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1997:426Rank Score:57
Rank in 1990s3,897Overall Rank:19,567
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

The Best Of Joy Division
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2008Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2008:583Rank Score:57
Rank in 2000s5,101Overall Rank:19,639
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Permanent
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1995Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1995:542Rank Score:28
Rank in 1990s5,187Overall Rank:26,611
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

The Peel Sessions
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1990Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1990:462Rank Score:22
Rank in 1990s5,644Overall Rank:29,145
Average Rating:  76/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 26

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Joy Division best tracks

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1.Disorder
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 92/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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2.She's Lost Control
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 91/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.Shadowplay
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 90/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.Decades
(from the album Closer)
 90/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 89/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.Twenty Four Hours
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.The Eternal
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Day Of The Lords
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 87/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.Isolation
(from the album Closer)
 86/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Interzone
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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11.Insight
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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12.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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13.Heart & Soul
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.I Remember Nothing
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.Passover
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Wilderness
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.A Means To An End
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Candidate
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 83/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.Transmission
(from the album Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979)
 83/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979)
 82/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Joy Division ratings

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From RealSlimFatty 02/11/2018 19:10
Can Only wonder how great their third record would have been.
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From thomasnotreally 11/09/2017 12:08
Great post-punk act. Sad they only released 2 amazing albums.
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From Sqez 04/10/2017 19:56
Really not a fan. Music is interesting if not atmospheric, but ultimately for me falls a bit short of the mark. Although they manage to make the listener feel claustrophobic, and that in itself is quite a talent, it is quite boring and stuck in 3rd gear for me, and I really don't like Curtis' voice, but may he RIP.
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From LordMark 12/11/2016 21:57
Very few bands know how to create atmosphere like Joy Division.
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95/100
From souplipton 09/04/2016 21:05
Joy Division is one the most unique, and uniquely powerful bands ever. Their music is extremely emotional, and gives off a sense of loneliness and isolation which is unparalleled. The loss of Ian Curtis is one of the biggest tragedies in music history.
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From Gerard1968 06/15/2016 17:16
Did you know that an earlier incarnation of the band were called Boy Division; Ian, Barney, Stephen & Hookie would sit on stools, sing Ian's dark lyric in unison, standing up for the second chorus
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From DeusExMackia 05/18/2016 17:59
(Rewriting my comment, as my previous simply doesn't do them justice.)

Take Joy Division for what they were literally, and you have a superbly dark and moody band who captured the very essence of their time and place and converted it into music.

Go further than that and you will discover one of the most hard-hitting, innovative and truly groundbreaking bands of all time. Their influence alone is proof enough of their skill - it stretches far beyond the realms of Post-Punk and far into all forms of modern culture.

It's been said a million times before, but there is no denying how Ian Curtis drove this band. His words, most importantly, define Joy Divisions legacy. But there can also be no doubt that the work of his fellow band members - Sumners, Hook, Morris - and that of their producer Martin Harnett helped to vastly expand Curtis' message and give it more life and figure than they could have possibly imagined.

I don't see a band when I see Joy Division, I see a vision. That vision was so well realised and so well designed that the music it produced continues to be just as powerful, bold and enlightening today as it was in the late 70s. Perhaps it is even made more effective by the tragedy of Ian Curtis, who's story is so deeply woven into Joy Division's sound and perception.

Few artists can claim to be quite as effective as Joy Division, and almost none can claim to be better. One of the most important, groundbreaking and incredible bands of all time.
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90/100
From Deckiller 04/25/2016 06:25
Undeniably classic, innovative, and influential. I was drawn in by the proto-80s production, Morrison-esque singing and atmosphere, and bass dominance. Don't let their punk roots scare you off.
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From Gerard1968 02/20/2016 21:20
For those who don't know the band's original name was Warsaw, and there is an eponymously named Warsaw album that I have It contains early recordings of JD songs, plus a few others. The band left too little, every morsel should be treasured.
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From Gerard1968 02/20/2016 21:09
Did you know that Hooky's aunty Joyce was dab hand at slicing perfectly uniform pieces of Eccles cake. This is how the band got their name.
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