August 5, 2019

  Little playlist feat. Joy Division.

Joy Division raised desolation to the level of high art, and they covered plenty of stylistic ground while doing so. They could be severe: “Warsaw” is punishing, three-chord punk, bitter and mean. They could be chilly: “Heart and Soul” dwells in an ice cavern of echo. And they could be desperate, as on “Something Must Break”–a harrowing glimpse into the darkness that would be the band’s undoing.