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More About Closer by Joy Division
Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: June 2015
  • Label: Rhino (Label)
  • Format: LP
  • Number of Discs: 1
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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Ranked #56 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The 80s" survey. (November 1989)

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.134) - Ranked #157 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"

Q (1/03, p.64) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Q (9/93, p.97) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...CLOSER [is] less clattering and disturbingly more haunted....Martin Hannett's delicate production prized every last shivering nuance. On one level it's a terrifying last testament. But Peter Hook's becoming a great bassist..."

Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.86) - "...A work of genius..."

NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #2 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums".

NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #8 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s - "...`Sad,' `depressing,' and `really, really depressing,' [CLOSER] is one man's eloquently articulated angst set to a spine-tingling, soft-focus soundtrack..."

NME (Magazine) (7/3/93, p.36) - 10 - Classic - "...a benchmark against which, if nothing else, all those early Cure albums sound a bit silly...."

NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #20 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

Blender (Magazine) (p.157) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Prickly synths and lurching grooves suggest an ascetic version of disco, and Curtis sings as if he's hanging on by a thread..."

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