Thursday, April 1 2010
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 ...
Monday, June 11 2007
To some, Joy Division's music is depressing. To others, who've trailed along where the music takes them, it's cathartic.
Sunday, March 8 2015
Moments of calm within the hurricane rush of massed vocals and guitars, from a young York, England, punk trio.
Thursday, January 31 2013
"On the one hand, he was ill and vulnerable; on the other, he was a screaming rock god." By taking Ian Curtis down to his own level, Peter Hook provides his mate with a fitting tribute, neither sordid nor facile, neither pat nor pandering.
Wednesday, May 7 2008
The legendary post-punk pioneers get Rhino's famous "Best of" treatment. Sadly, we all could have made this album ourselves.
Thursday, December 20 2007
Anton Cobijn's movie biopic has triggered the largest revival of interest in Joy Division in nearly a decade.
Wednesday, August 8 2012
Not every band borne out of a great predecessor can measure up. Here are five that do.
Wednesday, January 25 2012
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
Friday, January 13 2012
Can Joy Division’s 1979 debut make you feel the pleasures of a normal man? It's the 64th most acclaimed album of all time. We’ll share a drink and step outside for another Counterbalance.
Friday, July 8 2011
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!
Wednesday, May 11 2011
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan's dealings with drug addiction have been well-documented. Last week, though, Gahan, who has been clean for over a decade, was