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My Favorite Music Albums (141 items)
list by milica
Published 9 years, 9 months ago 8 comments
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2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2003 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 5 years, 10 months ago 7 comments
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Depression turned into music (29 items)
list by Winters
Published 10 years, 11 months ago 11 comments
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My 600 Favorite Albums Of All Time (600 items)
list by Pandoras Folly
Published 8 years, 11 months ago 6 comments
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Favorite Album Covers (1115 items)
list by Agent Kermit D. Fonz
Published 7 years, 1 month ago 5 comments

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Joy Division - Decades

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Description: 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, point ... (more)
Manufacturer: Factory
Release date: 18 July 1980
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0639842821926 UPC: 639842821926
Tags: 1980 (8), Post-Punk (8), 1980s (5), UK (3), Punk (2), 1980's (2), England (2), Manchester (1), Goth (1), English (1), Post Punk (1), Rock (1), Gothic Rock (1), Album (1), United Kingdom (1), Bought 2008 (1), Owned On CD (1), Joy Divison (1)
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Great Albums of the 1980s (40 music items)
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The Final Albums (157 music items)

"Released: July 18, 1980 "


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My Favorite Albums: 1980 (5 music items)
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Coolest Album Covers (61 music items)
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Joy Division - Top 15 (20 music items)
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Best albums I've heard (416 music items)
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"The title rhymes with bulldozer, and the morbid Brit post-punkers’ graceful final album sees arachnid synths augmenting pitiless guitars and drums. Ian Curtis does a fine impression of a man abandoned by everyone, including God. Interpol think they sound like this. Standout track: “Isolation”"


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 4 years, 12 months ago
2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2003 music items)

"CLOSER (1980) JOY DIVISION Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "Heart and Soul"; "Atrocity Exhibition"; "The Eternal"; "A Means to An End"; "Twenty Four Hours"; "Decades"; "Isolation"; "Colony"; "Passover" "


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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1980-1981 (173 music items)

""Isolation""


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My Favorite Albums: 1980 (17 music items)
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Top Albuns (42 music items)
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Favorite Lyrics (13 music items)

"Heart and Soul Written by Ian Curtis Instincts that can still betray us A journey that leads to the sun Soulless and bent on destruction A struggle between right and wrong You take my place in the showdown I'll observe witha pitiful eye I'll humbly ask for forgiveness A request well beyond you and I Heart and soul, one will burn Heart and soul, one will burn An abyss that laughs at creation A circus complete with all fools Foundations that lasted the ages Then ripped apart at their roots B"


CitizenErased added this to a list 6 years, 2 months ago
So How Was High School? (52 music items)

"Twenty Four Hours"