Joy Division – “Passover”
I’m going to give this series a much-needed hiatus, and what better band is there to leave it with than Joy Division? They only had two full studio albums and lasted for only four years before Curtis’ tragic suicide, but this small group of dreary Brit-rockers turned out to be one of the most important in the history of modern music.
Like with all of these albums in this series, I could go on for forever about these guys. To put it simply, the post punk movement owes everything to them and their groundbreaking flavor of musical expressionism and nearly everything else that has since been made owes nearly everything to the post punk movement. On your deathbed you’ll regret life if you haven’t listened to their albums (and also their compilations, EPs, and live albums, but that’s asking a lot from you guys so I get it if you’re too busy for all of tha—oh never-mind Joy Division is worth more attention than your first-born child, so yes listen to all of it right now).