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

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

davidwheward 19 Jul 2014

Quickly becoming one of my favorite Joy Division songs.   5

Enish 19 Aug 2012

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

JamesEther 13 Feb 2015

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