Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

JOY DIVISION / Substance (1988)

Substance is a compilation album but it’s not a lazy Best Of… it’s much more important than that.  It’s a collection of singles, B-sides and sampler tracks, almost all of which don’t feature on either of the band's two studio albums.  It contains some of their most famous tracks, which are arguably the finest they ever recorded.  It’s a perfect representation of 3 years of musical progression, and an essential purchase for fans of Manchester’s finest.
It’s also the perfect starting point for people not familiar with the Joy Division sound.

Songs of Note: Love Will Tear Us Apart; Atmosphere

5 shadows by the side of the road out of 5

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