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Joy Division

Unknown Pleasures

Factory

Released: 29th June 2015

LP£14.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


New repress taken from the 2007 remasters. 180g vinyl.

Unknown Pleasures stands as one of the most striking debut albums and helped inaugurate the "post punk" era. Such hyperbole is used to describe much music, but listening to the opening of Disorder it's difficult to move from under the weight of the historical importance. More important than the legacy is the incisiveness and inherent strangeness of the music. Martin Hannett's production is key to capturing the alienation in Joy Division's songwriting, with the flat drum sound acting as the engine room. What's also remarkable is that there are no 'singles' per se from the album: She's Lost Control would later become a B-side of course, but this is an incredibly confident album from a band that at the time were just discovering the depth of their art.