Joy Division

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  • post-punk
  • new wave
  • 80s
  • alternative
  • indie
Joy Division were a post-punk band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence. The remaining members reformed as New Order and they have gone on to achieve much critical and commercial success.

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Albums

Closer (1980)
Unknown Pleasures (1980)
Anthems Electronic 80s Cd 1
The Complete BBC Recordings

Singles

Love Will Tear Us Apart (1995)
Transmission / Novelty (1979)
Atmosphere
Words and Music

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