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The Best Joy Division Albums of All Time

Updated May 30, 2018 477 votes 179 voters 7.4k views4 items

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Joy Division, though only around for a few years, are considered one of the best post-punk bands. Before lead singer Ian Curtis died after just 3 years as a group, Joy Division changed music in their own right—releasing a few great albums in such a short amount of time. Here, you'll find a list of the best Joy Division albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Joy Division discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Joy Division albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Joy Division singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Joy Division album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Joy Division album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Joy Division album of all time?" or "What are the top Joy Division albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing is made up of many different albums, including Closer and Unknown Pleasures.

This list of popular Joy Division CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    1. Disorder
    2. Day of the Lords
    3. Candidate
    4. Insight
    5. New Dawn Fades
    6. She's Lost Control
    7. Shadowplay
    8. Wilderness
    9. Interzone
    10. I Remember Nothing

    • Release Date: 1979
    • Artist: Joy Division
    • Tracks: Interzone, Candidate, Day of the Lords
    • Label: Factory Records
    • Genres (Music): Gothic rock, Post-punk
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    1. The Drawback
    2. Leaders of Men
    3. They Walked in Line
    4. Failures
    5. Novelty
    6. No Love Lost
    7. Transmission
    8. Living in the Ice Age
    9. Interzone
    10. Warsaw
    11. Shadowplay

    • Release Date: 1991
    • Artist: Mona Mur
    • Tracks: Mon Amour, El Dorado II, Illusions
    • Length (mins): 00:49:43
    • Label: Solid Pleasure
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    1. Atrocity Exhibition
    2. Isolation
    3. Passover
    4. Colony
    5. A Means to an End
    6. Heart and Soul
    7. Twenty Four Hours
    8. The Eternal
    9. Decades

    • Release Date: 1980
    • Artist: Joy Division
    • Producer: Martin Hannett
    • Tracks: A Means to an End, Heart and Soul, The Eternal
    • Length (mins): 00:44:25
    • Label: Factory Records
    • Genres (Music): Gothic rock, Post-punk
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    1. Exercise One
    2. Ice Age
    3. The Sound of Music
    4. Glass
    5. The Only Mistake
    6. Walked in Line
    7. The Kill
    8. Something Must Break
    9. Dead Souls
    10. Sister Ray
    11. Ceremony
    12. Shadowplay
    13. Means to an End
    14. Passover
    15. New Dawn Fades
    16. Twenty Four Hours
    17. Transmission
    18. Disorder
    19. Isolation"
    20. Decades
    21. Digital

    • Release Date: 1981
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