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The biography of an empowering band,
By A Customer
This review is from: Substance (Audio CD)
I would describe this compilation as a sampled biography from the beginning to the end of their short but phenominally brilliant existence in musical history. I would suggest obtaining the two albums 'Unknown pleasures' and 'Closer' if you are new to the band first, and then buy this as a compliment to those. This album shows how the band and most notabily Ian Curtis developed from the fast moving and quite heavy early tracks such as 'Warsaw' and 'Failures' to the remarkable masterpiece - like later tracks such as 'Dead Souls', 'Atmosphere' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' I cannot really put into words how much I like some of the tracks on this album but the fact that I listened to it almost non - stop for a good few weeks after I bought it should give you a clue of how much I adore it.