Was there ever a greater anthology from a greater band? Clearly not. Substance collects all the singles and compilation appearances of Joy Division outside their two studio albums. For a band like Joy Division, for which much of its greatest work never appeared on albums (see "Love Will Tear Us Apart"), this is, well, substantial. It flows surprisingly well together as if it had been intended as an album in its own right, and remains my favorite. Not a single misstep here; even the pre-Factory tracks have an integrity all their own. That it was all recorded between 1977 and 1980, contemporary with Carter and disco, is kind of shocking. Joy Division may not be for everyone, but it bloody well is for everyone who appreciates art in music, the uncompromising vision of a group that set the course for music in the 20th and 21st century. True, Joy Division will take you on a dark ride into Ian Curtis's troubled psyche, but no other music you hear will ever be this cathartic.