Another posthumous Joy Division record, Permanent is fairly straightforward, the equivalent to a greatest hits, save for the fact Joy Division had one hit. That song was so popular, it appears twice on this record. "Love Will Tell Us Apart" is a pretty simple pop song fo rJoy Division, and it's a highlight, though not twice. Other highlights include Transmission, Atmosphere, Dead Souls, and Twenty Four Hours. The middle of the record is some of the better tracks off of Unknown Pleasures and the weaker ones of Closer, save for Twenty Four Hours. Overall fairly weak, but not a bad compilation. You're better off getting the albums.