Joy Division: The Final Verdict By Peter Lee On 17 May 2008 In Essays Liking Joy DivisionJoy Division = Modern ArtJoy Division in ContextJoy Division: The Final VerdictSorry, I tried. They suck. Series Navigation<< Joy Division in ContextRelated Posts:Are the Decemberists Overrated?The Arcade Fire: The Final VerdictJoy Division in ContextThe Decemberists: The Final Verdict Comments 12 years ago Steve May 19, 2008 HA! 11 years ago fede April 20, 2009 i don’t believe you should force yourself to like something. but saying joy division sucks because you can’t manage to seems quite idiotic. joy division is a hard band to get into, i consider myself a fan and i dislike around 15 songs, but still man, show some fucking respect. its not just the cure you’d be missing out on, its basically all of the music worth listening to after 1980. 11 years ago chris June 6, 2009 Did you watch “Control”? I don’t think you can pass judgement on them until you watch it. Kendra and I own it and can let you borrow it. Did you watch the doc titled “Joy Division”? I think they will give you a much better idea of the band than youtube videos. If you still need a little help, try listening to newer bands covering Joy Division songs in an effort to appreciate the songs. Two that come to mind of the top of my head are The Killer’s version of “Shadowplay” and Nine Inch Nails version of “Dead Souls”. In out world of Autotune corrected vocals, I welcome Ian Curtis’ “mistakes”. They can be beautiful and revealing. Remember how so much emotion and passion was communicated during Nirvana’s Unplugged performance. We don’t get enough of that anymore. Next thing I know you’re going to say that you don’t like The Smiths. 11 years ago peter June 6, 2009 I do appreciate what Joy Division did for music; it’s obvious they were a huge influence. It’s just that the hair on the back of my neck gets all out of kilter whenever I hear an off-key note. I’d love to watch the documentary, though. Believe it or not, I’m partial to solo Morrissey than the Smiths. 10 years ago MAYNESWAGGA February 22, 2011 They don’t suck. You just haven’t had the necessary experiences needed to relate to their music. That’s a “good” thing, though. Ignorance is bliss. I mean that in the least offensive way possible. Think about it.