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Joy Division

Closer

Factory

Released: 29th June 2015

LP£15.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched tomorrow.


New pressing taken from the 2007 remasters, 180g vinyl with download code.

Every now and then it really pays off to listen to Joy Division's studio albums. Closer is one of those records one can easily take for granted but you shouldn't. With Martin Hannett's off-the-wall and genius production, the follow up to Unknown Pleasures is an avant grade pop masterpiece, with disparate sound sources smothering the stereo field with a thrilling, existential gloom. Having moved away from the straight-ahead post punk of Unknown Pleasures here the band stretch out and sprawl: the detached Atrocity Exhibition, the stop-start desolation of A Means To An End and the portentous Isolation which points ahead to what New Order would have sounded like had Curtis not taken his own life. Everyone should have this record.