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Joy Division - Closer Click here to see this CD at Amazon.com!

By Douglas Wolk

In retrospect, the second and final album by this Manchester postpunk band seems to point straight at singer Ian Curtis's suicide, which happened a few months before it was released. The band's reverberating mesh of minor-key lines and Curtis's tremorous bass voice are doomy enough on their own, and attention to the words reveals references to blacker-than-black stories by J.G. Ballard and Joseph Conrad; the void and its terrors were splitting Curtis apart from the inside. "I put my trust in you," he sings, and his voice leaves no doubt that that trust has been betrayed. But the music, grim and powerful as it is, points to the direction the surviving members took as New Order, incorporating the mechanical gravity of club rhythms.

Tracks
1. Atrocity Exhibition6. Heart and Soul
2. Isolation7. Twenty Four Hours
3. Passover8. Eternal
4. Colony9. Decades
5. Means to an End

 

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Artist: Joy Division

Released: July 6, 1980

Availability: CD, Vinyl

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