NME Names "Atmosphere" Greatest Goth Track Of All Time.

So says Luke Lewis: "Peter Hook despairs whenever anyone refers to Joy Division as a goth band, but what else were they? Desolate atmospherics, icily reverberating synths, Ian Curtis' portentous baritone. All those qualities found their ultimate expression in 'Atmosphere,' a song whose shattering emotive power is intensified by Anton Corbijn's monochrome video (shot eight years after the song's original release), featuring mysterious hooded figures swarming slowly over a bleached landscape. Most gothic moment: The vast, echoing guitar chords that enter at 3.23."

Of the 20 track list, #18 was The Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary," at #11 was "Love Like Blood" by Killing Joke, #9 was Siouxsie And The Banshees' "Cities In Dust," good old "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was voted #6, "This Corrosion" by The Sisters Of Mercy was #4, and The Cure's "A Forest" was #2.

"Release The Bats - It's The 20 Greatest Goth Tracks" courtesy:
NME's Office Blog