Albums The Best Joy Division Albums of All Time  

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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. 

Closer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joy Division Albums of All Time
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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, Atrocity Exhibition, Isolation, + more

Length (mins): 00:44:25

Label: Factory Records

Genres (Music): Gothic rock, Post-punk

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Unknown Pleasures is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joy Division Albums of All Time
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Unknown Pleasures

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, Wilderness, I Remember Nothing, + more

Label: Factory Records

Genres (Music): Gothic rock, Post-punk

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Still is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joy Division Albums of All Time
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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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Warsaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joy Division Albums of All Time
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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, Crazy, 120 Tage (120 Days), + more

Length (mins): 00:49:43

Label: Solid Pleasure

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