Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Joy Division

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (1976 – 1980)

Joy Division were a band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Stephen Morris (drums and percussion). The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence. The remaining members reformed as New Order and they have gone on to achieve much critical and commercial success.

With their dark, cavernous sound and their use of synthesizers and electronics, Joy Division are considered the pioneering band of the post-punk movement of the late 1970s and the early 1980s.

Though they found only modest success during their career, and released only two studio albums, Joy Division have since been acclaimed as one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era; Thom Jurek writes “They left just a small bit of music and an echo that still rings”.

1976

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

1,766,713listeners all time
83,744,198scrobbles all time
#162 in last week’s chart
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • trustmeineedu

    согласен про стихи, у Цоя иногда такие 'гениальные' строки бытописания были, типа 'в вазе тюльпан, на столе стакан, на х*ю п*зда, в небе звезда'

    Yesterday 10:06am Reply
  • Dnlphnv

    chosencorrectly, хотя бы тем, что у Кёртиса были довольно годные стихи.

    4 Jul 2:34pm Reply
  • HugoBLima

    I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling.

    4 Jul 2:33pm Reply
  • humaniac

    Тем что лучше и без говнарства?

    4 Jul 2:16pm Reply
  • chosencorrectly

    Не понимаю, чем принципиально отличается от Цоя.

    3 Jul 7:55am Reply
  • DistortionZero

    Everyone should listen to their Peel Sessions. They capture the energy of their live performance in studio quality.

    25 Jun 6:20pm Reply
  • DAMAGEMASTER

    ФИЛИН ФИЛИН ФИЛИН ФИЛИН ФИЛИН ФИЛИН ФИИИИЛИИИИН! [4]

    22 Jun 3:51pm Reply
  • raspberry-blood

    Unknown Pleasures - лучшая их футболка. [2]

    22 Jun 1:29pm Reply
  • auggiepigeon

    oh no, you shouldn't, darling

    20 Jun 3:57pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    Legend.

    14 Jun 11:46pm Reply
  • Disvisonpunk86

    best band ever to walk this earth and I'm glad my dad brought me up on decent beautiful music <3 <3

    11 Jun 1:36pm Reply
  • trustmeineedu

    Unknown Pleasures - лучшая их футболка. Closer массивнее. но это как обычно 'навкусицветтоварищейнет' блабла

    9 Jun 7:24pm Reply
  • Dnlphnv

    Unknown Pleasures - лучший их альбом.

    8 Jun 5:36pm Reply
  • Wuhdo

    qui pour une chicha

    5 Jun 11:46pm Reply
  • kinkeyr

    сосач.

    3 Jun 7:46pm Reply
  • ShelbyPWND

    Mushroom radiation can make you ugly & ill, but very thoughtful.

    30 May 1:04pm Reply
  • Meeeeerkat

    Вот это нормас инди, а не то говно пидорское, которое сейчас этим словом называют.

    30 May 11:02am Reply
  • maxxy

    I'm not 100% sure but I think the current main picture is actually from the film 'Control'...

    28 May 7:13am Reply
  • Mhrunes

    Best Band ever.

    27 May 9:33am Reply
  • szymonjajo123

    Legend.

    23 May 9:07pm Reply
  • All 10170 shouts