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Thursday, April 1 2010

"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 ...


Monday, June 11 2007

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.


Reviews

Thursday, January 31 2013

'Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division' Enters the Void but Survives the Plunge Valiantly

"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

Joy Division: The Best of Joy Division

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

Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

Anton Cobijn's movie biopic has triggered the largest revival of interest in Joy Division in nearly a decade.


Blogs

Wednesday, August 8 2012

5 Great Bands (Spun Off from Other Great Bands)

Not every band borne out of a great predecessor can measure up. Here are five that do.


Wednesday, January 25 2012

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


Friday, January 13 2012

Counterbalance No. 64: Joy Division’s 'Unknown Pleasures'

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

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!


Wednesday, May 11 2011

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Honors Joy Division

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


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