this was the first joy division album i bought, at first, i was "eh" with it, but then after a few listens i was addicted. and knowing the fact that ian curtis hanged himself not long after the production of the album gives this record life. all the tracks are placed in an organized order, great beginning, and descending into a great end. although the debut "unknown pleasures" may be a little better, this record is still extremely good. joy division is one of those bands that has it's 15 minutes of fame and then ends, and i have much respect for those bands.