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Joy Division United Kingdom 

See also: Warsaw.

The best album by Joy Division is Unknown Pleasures which is ranked number 35 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 46,952.

Joy Division is ranked number 26 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 81,808.

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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:1,406 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:46,952
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,625 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:31,711
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,382 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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3.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1988:19Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 1980s163Overall Rank:1,035
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

Still
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1981Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1981:72Rank Score:439
Rank in 1980s615Overall Rank:3,812
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

WarsawUnited Kingdom Warsaw
Year of Release:1994Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1994:183Rank Score:172
Rank in 1990s1,598Overall Rank:7,997
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2001Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2001:249Rank Score:117
Rank in 2000s2,629Overall Rank:10,719
Average Rating:  81/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Heart And Soul
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1997Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1997:410Rank Score:60
Rank in 1990s3,773Overall Rank:18,573
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 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 2008:570Rank Score:57
Rank in 2000s5,020Overall Rank:19,083
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Permanent
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:534Rank Score:28
Rank in 1990s5,073Overall Rank:25,750
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

The Peel Sessions
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1990Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1990:422Rank Score:25
Rank in 1990s5,276Overall Rank:26,798
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 (445 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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2.She's Lost Control
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 91/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.Decades
(from the album Closer)
 90/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.Shadowplay
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 90/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 89/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.Twenty Four Hours
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.The Eternal
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Day Of The Lords
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 87/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.Isolation
(from the album Closer)
 86/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Interzone
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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11.Insight
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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13.I Remember Nothing
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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14.Heart & Soul
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Passover
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Wilderness
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.A Means To An End
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Candidate
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 83/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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19.Transmission
(from the album Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979)
 83/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979)
 82/100 (9 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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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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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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