Articles tagged joy division

The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.

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31 Jul 2013 // 11:06 PM

Weekend: Jinx

This deserves a hearing by newer listeners finding out about New Order, the Cure, Joy Division, or My Bloody Valentine for the first (or hundredth) time. Weekend follows in venerable footsteps. Jinx avoids whatever sophomore slump its title may suggest.

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15 May 2013 // 10:30 AM

Disappears: Kone EP

Chicago indie rockers top last year's solid Pre Language with the most suffocating, prickliest post-punk they can manage.

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Magically Disordered: The Joy Division Mickey Mouse T-Shirt

I went to Disney World for the first time in my life in November 2011. At that time, I saw, in person, the Joy Division Mickey

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Up, Down, Turn Around: The 15 Best New Order Songs of All Time

New Order's debut album, Movement, celebrates its 30th birthday this month. To celebrate, we're counting down the classic group's 15 best tracks.

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20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s

PopMatters begins a new series examining at the widespread emergence of music video in the 1980s. From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Counterbalance No. 41: Joy Division’s ‘Closer’

Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn take on Joy Division's Closer in this week’s edition of Counterbalance. It’s Number 41 on the Acclaimed Music list of the Greatest Albums of All Time. This is the way—step inside!

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Modern-Indie-College-Alternative Rock for Hipsters (MICAH for Short)

Here's your introduction to MICAH rock, my admittedly cheesy acronym for music that has, at one time or another, been defined as modern, indie, college, alternative, and hipster music.

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Unknown Pleasures Indeed: Playmobil Figurines Perform Joy Division’s “Transmission”

That pesky Pitchfork website scooped us with this story, but hey, something this cool warrants repeating. Watch below as Joy Division’s performance of “Transmission”

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Susanna and the Magical Orchestra: 29.June.2010 - New York

The subterranean recesses of New York City's Le Poisson Rouge were an appropriate location for Susanna’s Tuesday night performance, a mix of original tunes as well as well-known covers.

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Touched by the Hand of God: Paying Tribute to the Birth of New Order

If the singer in your band suddenly died, would you call it quits? New Order did the opposite, proving in an endless stream of brilliant music that Joy Division was merely a warm-up on the path to pop greatness.

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It’s not surprising that Joy Division’s cigarette-smoking crowd of followers in their dark, heavy overcoats would in a few short years become the first wave of gothic rock fans.

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If any band is heir to the musical path Joy Division laid out, it would be the Cure, quite possibly the second-most influential band of the post-punk era.

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In honor of Ian Curtis' legacy, here are a pair of videos that showcase his indomitable stage presence in life, followed by Anton Corbijn's 1988 music video for the Joy Division song "Atmosphere"

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“Love Will Tear Us Apart”: The 30th Anniversary of Joy Division’s Most Enduring Anthem

The first in a multi-part series commemorating 30 years since the demise of cult legends Joy Division.

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“Maybe You Do Want to Grow Up After All”: An Interview with Bernard Sumner

When asked about how he feels about the term "icon", Bernard Sumner tells PopMatters that "I don't think I'm a legend. I think I've just got an interesting history." This, his time with Joy Division, New Order, and new band Bad Lieutenant are all a part of this epic interview ...

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Nouvelle Vague: 29.January.2010 - Chicago

Words and Pictures by Rory O'Connor

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Editors: In This Light and on This Evening

Band buys Casio in attempt to shake unshakeable comparison. Fails. Film at 11.

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Various Artists: Factory Records: Communications 1978-92

Factory Records was as influential in design, sound production, and defining what a label could be as it was in music.

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Sex, Drugs and Alternative Folk: 'True Detective' - Episode 6 - "Church in Ruins"

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"Despite a few Scooby Doo level of conveyance, writer/ creator Nic Pizzolatto finally starts giving the audience the kind of chemistry they expect.

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