Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The 11 Best Joy Division Songs
Do you know how hard it was watching the movie Control based on the life of Joy Division singer, Ian Curtis? It's a 2-hour black and white movie about a guy who commits suicide. Granted, it's a very good movie but I literally had to leave the theater and go and rent Evan Almighty just to keep myself from running my car off a bridge (and in LA, there are no bridges, which means I would have needed to drive to Long Beach to do it.) By the way, Evan Almighty...almost as depressing only for not the same reasons.
Here's the deal, if you like Joy Division, go see this movie. If you appreciate Joy Division, go see this movie. If you think you're cool because you don't go see mainstream movies, then, yeah...go see this movie.
This is the first movie directed by photographer/video director, Anton Corbijn. So...if you like Depeche Mode videos, then go see this movie.
If you want to see a movie where shit blows-up...then don't go see this movie.
Buy the new soundtrack to Control...it's a great sonic snapshot of the time period.
Here are the 11 Best Joy Division Songs:
1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Substance)
2. Atmosphere (Substance)
3. Transmission (Substance)
4. Disorder (Unknown Pleasures)
5. Isolation (Closer)
6. Shadowplay (Unknown Pleasures)
7. Dead Souls (Substance)
8. Walked in Line (Still)
9. Failures (Substance)
10. New Dawn Fades (Unknown Pleasures)
11. She's Lost Control (Unknown Pleasures)