Song of the Day #2,972: ‘Isolation’ – Joy Division

joy_division_closerRounding out my three-week look at the music of 1980 is a track from Joy Division’s second (and final) album, Closer.

Joy Division emerged in the late 70s as a punk band but crafted a sound and mood that pointed toward the New Wave and alternative music that would dominate the 80s. They’re a fitting choice to close these theme weeks because they epitomize the shift from one decade to the other.

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