Articles tagged ian curtis

Musical Genius & Its Discontents (ii): British-style

Part 2 of our video venture through lost musical geniuses discovers an unhappier tradition in The UK, where comebacks are not de rigeur! Exemplars include Joe Meek, Brian Jones, Syd Barrett, and Ian Curtis.

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24 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

He’s Lost Control

The kids who grew up in the '90s had the haunted Kurt Cobain; my generation had the tormented Ian Curtis.

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Ode to Joy: Joy Division / Control (2007)

The most revolutionary thing about punk wasn’t the music, though it’s hard to imagine that ‘70s listeners were ready for the Ramones/Sex

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11 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Control

What could have easily ended up as a humorless exercise in hipster excess turns out warm and snappy.

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7 Nov 2007 // 3:55 AM

Control

Despite occasional strange and impossibly intimate reveries, the film lapses frequently into biopickish shorthand.

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25 Oct 2007 // 10:22 PM

CONTROL3 ½ starsCast: Sam Riley, Samantha MortonDirector: Anton CorbijnTime: 2 hours, 1 minuteRating: R “Control” is a joy. It’s one of the best music biopics in years,

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11 Oct 2007 // 3:33 AM

Tragic rocker Ian Curtis the subject of two new movies

When Ian Curtis hanged himself at his suburban home outside Manchester, England, the 23-year-old singer ended a short career. But he was about to embark

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Closer, Still: Reflections on Joy Division

To some, Joy Division's music is depressing. To others, who've trailed along where the music takes them, it's cathartic.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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