Joy Division
Closer

Genres: Post-Punk

Parent genres: Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 5
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 16
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 100
Joe S. Harrington, Blastitude (USA) - The All-Time Top 100 Albums (2001) 47
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 22
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 192
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 31
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 10
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 81
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 85
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 56
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 157
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 7
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 69
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 60
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Catalog entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 1
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 51
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 38
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 53
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - 40 Records That Captured the Moment 1952-91 (1992) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1985) 54
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 20
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 72
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 16
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 14
NME UK - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) No Order
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 22
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 8
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1980-2004 (2004) 7
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Sean Egan (UK) - 100 Albums That Changed Music (2006) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1986) 11
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 2
Terrorizer (UK) - The 100 Most Important Albums of the 80s (2000) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - Guardian Writers' Favourite Albums Ever (2013) 1
The Guardian (UK) - My Favourite Album Series (2011) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 95
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 18
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 81
Eggen & Kartvedt (Norway) - The Guide to the 100 Important Rock Albums (1999) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 2
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
Schlager (Sweden) - The 30 Best Albums of All Time (1984) 8
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 49
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 18
Nieuwe Revu (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1994) 48
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 40
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 5
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 19
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Max Magazine (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 26
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 82
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 127
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 64
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004 and 2011) No Order
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 15
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 1
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1979-86 (2010) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 58
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 74
Nicolas Dupuy (France) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (2010) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - Rock'n'Roll: La Discotèque Idéale (2005) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
Discoplay (Spain) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) No Order
Juan Vitoria (Spain) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (1993) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 2
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 16
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 53
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 76
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 56
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 44
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 37
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 1-20
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 16
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Jerzy Skarzynski (Poland) - Unforgettable Albums in Rock History (2004) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 2
Tylko Rock (Poland) - 100 Albums that Shook Polish Rock (1999) 52
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
Showbizz (Brazil) - 100 CDs of All Time (1999) 22
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 10
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 10
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) GOLD
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 22
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 3
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 5
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 7
Rockerilla (Italy) - Albums of the Year 1


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