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Joy Division United Kingdom

See also: Warsaw.

The best album by Joy Division is Unknown Pleasures which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 50,197.

Joy Division is ranked number 28 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 86,736.

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Joy Division best albums

The following albums by Joy Division are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,534 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,197
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,824 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,174 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,392
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,522 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1988:20Rank Score:2,215
Rank in 1980s176Overall Rank:1,119
Average Rating:  81/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

StillUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1981Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1981:73Rank Score:464
Rank in 1980s616Overall Rank:3,896
Average Rating:  76/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

WarsawUnited Kingdom Warsaw
Year of Release:1994Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1994:191Rank Score:170
Rank in 1990s1,685Overall Rank:8,548
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 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 2001:251Rank Score:121
Rank in 2000s2,652Overall Rank:11,072
Average Rating:  81/100 (41 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 1997:425Rank Score:59
Rank in 1990s3,923Overall Rank:19,937
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The Best Of Joy Division
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2008Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2008:593Rank Score:57
Rank in 2000s5,193Overall Rank:20,431
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Permanent
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:556Rank Score:28
Rank in 1990s5,327Overall Rank:27,803
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:7 charts
Rank in 1990:473Rank Score:22
Rank in 1990s5,819Overall Rank:30,645
Average Rating:  77/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 28

This may not be a complete discography for Joy Division. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Joy Division best tracks

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1.Disorder
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 92/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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2.She's Lost Control
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 91/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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3.Shadowplay
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 90/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.Decades
(from the album Closer)
 90/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 89/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.Twenty Four Hours
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Day Of The Lords
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 88/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.The Eternal
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Isolation
(from the album Closer)
 86/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Closer)
 85/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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11.Interzone
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.Insight
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.Heart & Soul
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Passover
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.I Remember Nothing
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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16.A Means To An End
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Wilderness
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.Digital
(from the album Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979)
 83/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Transmission
(from the album Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979)
 83/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Candidate
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 83/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Joy Division ratings

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86/100 (from 258 votes)
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Can Only wonder how great their third record would have been.
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Great post-punk act. Sad they only released 2 amazing albums.
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Very few bands know how to create atmosphere like Joy Division.
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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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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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(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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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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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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Up there with a few others as one of the most influential acts ever. Like Beatles years before, they met their match with a great producer Martin Hannett. Had it not been for him, Unknown Pleasures or Closer would not sound so intriguing, no matter how deep Ian's lyrics are, or what great basslines Hooky delivered.
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