Twenty Four Hours by Joy Division

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“My Top 10 Albums of All-Time ~ 2. Joy Division - Closer (1980) ~ The allmusic.com review for Closer describes it as a disjointed album that lacks the cohesiveness of its predecessor, yet from my very first listen I couldn't disagree more. The songs seem to blend into each other perfectly as Closer takes you on a haunting journey, plumbing the darkest depths of the human psyche, shifting from paranoia to anger, fear to despair, hopelessness to surrender. It is a journey through the various shades of depression, marked by spikes in urgency ("Twenty-Four Hours"), the swelling and dying of barely-contained rage ("Colony"), and the fleeting presence of haunting specters ("The Eternal"). Another crucial piece to the album's seamless flow is being bookended by two of the greatest opening/closing tracks ever recorded ("Atrocity Exhibition"/"Decades"). Closer is loaded with classic Joy Division moments, yet it still feels more like one grand opus than a collection of songs.”

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My Top 10 Albums of All-Time ~ 2. Joy Division - Closer (1980) ~ The allmusic.com review for Closer describes it as a disjointed album that lacks the cohesiveness of its predecessor, yet from my very first listen I couldn't disagree more. The songs seem to blend into each other perfectly as Closer takes you on a haunting journey, plumbing the darkest depths of the human psyche, shifting from paranoia to anger, fear to despair, hopelessness to surrender. It is a journey through the various shades of depression, marked by spikes in urgency ("Twenty-Four Hours"), the swelling and dying of barely-contained rage ("Colony"), and the fleeting presence of haunting specters ("The Eternal"). Another crucial piece to the album's seamless flow is being bookended by two of the greatest opening/closing tracks ever recorded ("Atrocity Exhibition"/"Decades"). Closer is loaded with classic Joy Division moments, yet it still feels more like one grand opus than a collection of songs.   13

btener 20 Sep 2014

"Just for one moment, I thought I'd found my way, Destiny unfolded, I watched it slip away..."   1

JamesEther 13 Feb 2015

One of my favourite songs from my favourite album of all time

davidwheward 19 Jul 2014

the Joy Division doc on BBC 4 was outstanding . What a time that was 79-80

colonelstewart 2 Mar 2015

Gotta post for my eternal jam!   6

twentyfourhours 17 Sep 2013

Quickly becoming one of my favorite Joy Division songs.   5

Enish 19 Aug 2012