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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 50,069.

Joy Division is ranked number 28 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 86,657.

Members who like this artist also like: The Smiths, Talking Heads and The Cure.

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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:1,519 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,069
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,799 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,164 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,407
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,497 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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3.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1988:21Rank Score:2,239
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,095
Average Rating:  81/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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StillUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1981Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1981:73Rank Score:461
Rank in 1980s613Overall Rank:3,886
Average Rating:  76/100 (106 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 1990s1,684Overall Rank:8,505
Average Rating:  76/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:2001Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2001:232Rank Score:136
Rank in 2000s2,407Overall Rank:10,043
Average Rating:  81/100 (40 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 1997:431Rank Score:57
Rank in 1990s3,967Overall Rank:20,223
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 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 2008:590Rank Score:57
Rank in 2000s5,194Overall Rank:20,305
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Permanent
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United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:549Rank Score:28
Rank in 1990s5,279Overall Rank:27,614
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The Peel Sessions
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1990Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1990:468Rank Score:22
Rank in 1990s5,766Overall Rank:30,435
Average Rating:  76/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 28

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Joy Division best tracks

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1.Disorder
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 92/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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2.She's Lost Control
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 91/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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3.Shadowplay
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 90/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.Decades
(from the album Closer)
 90/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.New Dawn Fades
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 89/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.Twenty Four Hours
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Day Of The Lords
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 88/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.The Eternal
(from the album Closer)
 88/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Isolation
(from the album Closer)
 86/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Atrocity Exhibition
(from the album Closer)
 85/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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11.Interzone
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.Insight
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 85/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.Heart & Soul
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Passover
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.I Remember Nothing
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.A Means To An End
(from the album Closer)
 84/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Wilderness
(from the album Unknown Pleasures)
 84/100 (320 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 (326 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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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 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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From Grzywa 01/07/2016 23:37
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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