Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1979 Ratings: #27 / 115
User Score
1979 Ratings: #2
Liked by 144 people
June 14, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
Factory / Label
Martin Hannett / Producer
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All visceral, all emotional, all theatrical, all perfect -- one of the best albums ever.

Rolling Stone

By the time of their first LP, Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division had tempered their style, planishing it down to a doleful, deep-toned sound that often suggested an elaborate version of the Velvet Underground or an orderly Public Image Ltd.


Because of the amateurish nature and missing feel of the album, Unknown Pleasures stands as a solid album for the men of Joy Division, but greater things were to come.

Disorder can go down as one of the best songs ever made
Edit: This is a 100, everything about this album is perfect.

Today is March 13th. For me, this was the day the world fell apart, and I realized COVID-19 is never going away. This past year has sucked, and matters seem to get worse every day. I don’t fully know what it has been like in other parts of the world, but I do know that no one has had an easy year. In honor of this terrible anniversary, I decided to review one of my favorite albums “Unknown Pleasures.” The album is ... read more
At this point I feel like ordering a kms
Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, the definitive Post-Punk album, the album that would go on to define and inspire a whole generation of bands in one genre and act as the payoff to everything that bands like Wire and Television were previously building up to. The Manchester music scene was the catalyst for plenty of artists and bands that would go on to make their mark in music history, some that preceded Joy Division from The Buzzcocks to Roy Harper and some that would come after them like The ... read more
a true trip that was a wild ride and one of the best post punk albums, and albums in general, ever
fav tracks: disorder, shadowplay, i remember nothing
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Added on: January 5, 2013