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No Borders, No Boundaries: Eugene Robinson On His Favourite Albums
John Doran , January 14th, 2019 07:40

The Oxbow frontman, MMA prize fighter and occasional guest writer for tQ, presents a stunning 13 LPs for your perusal, ranging from baritone vocal jazz and noise rock to ecstatic easy listening. John Doran takes notes


Joy Division - Closer

I was a contemporaneous fan of Joy Division while they were still going. I didn’t know anything about Manchester or England when I was listening to Joy Division when I was a teeanger in the late 70s. So the music to me seemed to represent a hopelessness and anomie, which reflected the New York zeitgeist of the late 70s. And that’s where I was during this period. If I had been in California at the time I don’t know that I would have paid them much attention.