I like Joy Division just fine, though to be honest I’m more of a fan of their follow-up act, New Order. Joy Division are very much a parallel to Nirvana for me, only Nirvana’s music somehow expressed Kurt Cobain’s pain without making me live it, while Ian Curtis’s gloom drives Joy Division almost completely, and you can’t really escape it. It’s debatable which one is more artistically impressive, though I do know which one I play more often. Anyway, I came across this alternative version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” that is different from the usual one, but really great. The song itself is a favorite of mine, one of those rare songs that’s simultaneously a perfect pop tune while also being a completely expressive work of art as well. We’re in the category of something like “Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks here. Anyway, here’s the song:

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