This is going to be the last music post I write for a while. I feel that I haven't been discovering much new music lately, and I also think I'm ready for some change. Change is a good thing every once in a while, so I'm going to start doing something new! In the meantime, I've been listening to Interpol again lately. That is also fitting because the music that inspired me to do this was by Interpol. The perfect way to wrap this up, I think, is to end it with this song.
Today I was in a bit of a post-punk mood and, yes, I listen to other music besides metal. I started getting into this genre a few years back and ever since then I've grown to love it more and more. These songs I'm sharing today are not at all new to me, in fact, you've probably heard them a lot too. (If you like Stranger Things you've definitely heard the last song.) Regardless, it feels like a post-punk kind of day to me.
I like to imagine certain albums to be a collection of memories and emotions all safely kept in one place. It’s like a pocket. When you open it up you find a piece of your mind, heart, and history bundled together to keep near you forever. Not all albums do this, but everyone has those few select albums that represent a piece of us. And those are the albums that do a better job of explaining our phase in life better than our words or actions can.
If you know anything about Joy Division you know their story doesn’t end well. It’s hard to see how one can possibly learn something valuable from a band who's vocalist committed suicide at twenty-three, I know. But before I lose your attention I assure you there’s plenty to learn from these musicians. Let me remind you, this is the band that went from zero to a hundred in four years. They started at the bottom and made it to the top with only two albums. How did they do it? If you think it was purely luck, keep reading.