Joy Division - Closer (1980) (Collector's Edition)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Rhino/London R2 330876 | rem: 2007 | 665Mb
If Unknown Pleasures was Joy Division at their most obsessively, carefully focused, ten songs yet of a piece, Closer was the sprawl, the chaotic explosion that went every direction at once. Who knows what the next path would have been had Ian Curtis not chosen his end? But steer away from the rereading of his every lyric after that date; treat Closer as what everyone else thought it was at first – simply the next album – and Joy Division's power just seems to have grown.