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Joy Division: Music to Brood by, Desolate and Stark

Simon Reynolds, New York Times, The, 7 October 2007

THE MYSTIQUE surrounding Joy Division has always been way out of proportion to its record sales. Far bigger bands, like the Clash and Pink Floyd, are still waiting for their biopics, but this post-punk cult band from Manchester, England, has two to its name. The first, the bright, hyper-active 24 Hour Party People from 2002, couldn't be further in mood from the lustrous monochrome and stillness of the new film, Control.

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