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Joy Division: Heart & Soul

David Stubbs, Uncut, January 1998

JOY DIVISION were the last British band who mattered, for whom something was truly the matter. Forget Oasis' last-gasp efforts to bring the rock community together for one last singalong before the fragmented electronica of the impending millennium kicks in. Forget even the Manics and Radiohead, who, for all their brooding intensity, are ultimately adolescent angst worked up to a brilliantly high shine.

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