Joy Division’s understated masterpiece “Atmosphere”


Don’t walk away

This is one of my favorite songs ever. It hits so hard, every single time. It’s Atmosphere by Joy Division. The song isn’t on either album from the monumental but short-lived band, so you might have missed it.

This shimmering anthem will play forever in my dreams. Also, the video is a strange kind of perfection.

EDIT: I’ve had to remove the header image because of a DMCA takedown complaint by Paul Slattery, the original photographer. I replaced it with a still from the video instead. Apparently Paul’s on a crusade against Fair Use of his imagery on non-commercial blogs; you can catch up a bit here:


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