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Unknown Pleasures Import
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This album has a few lighteer slightly more upbeat songs most noteably the openor "Disorder" which shows why this band obviously paved the way for bands that would popularize JD's post-punk and other mixed sounds like U2. Despite this the next song "Day Of The Lords" is mostly all pure doom and gloom with a chanted corus of "Where Will it End", making it sound like Ian's suicide wasn't much of a shock, though it was a tragedy. The next few songs are equally gloomy and dark and also have a creepy atmosphere that adds to the feel of this album.
What makes this a little lighter than "Closer" (which NEEDS to be purchased if you already don't have a copy) mostly because after "She's Lost Control" (which is an excellent song) the seventh and most famous track "Shadow Play" which is a definate highligh, comes in with a different sound the atmosphere gets a little lighter and the songs have a more guitar driven and slightly rocking feeling to them with less depresion and darkness than the previous five songs while the closer "I remeber Nothing" returns to the sound of the first half of the album (excluding "Disorder").
I'm not sure where a JD begginers should start. They may seem a bit difficult to handle at first.Read more ›
strangers" over and over again to the backdrop of breaking
glass. Quite possibly the MOST influential disc (see ZEN
ARCADE) ever recorded by the most revered band of all time.
Let's face it kids...Joy Division meant it. Period. If you
can take just one album/CD/cassette to the "afterlife"...well...
I know you've heard it before. This is THE band that would
be blowing up arenas/stadiums if Old Ian didn't hold his own
private necktie party. One of the most manic, possessed frontmen this planet has ever seen with a singing voice that
can be both lustrous and harrowing at the same time, who gave
it all up when he got dumped. IAN!!! As Mr. Costello so aptly
put it in "Accidents can Happen"-"There are so many fish in the
sea..." God! There had to be a better way.
Closer, since it's the greatest "rock" album I've heard, makes this one seem regrettable. Songs like Wilderness and Interzone just aren't on the same level.
This is a great record (it certainly was unique when it was released), when compared to most of the dross in the music industry, but Closer towers over it.
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There is nothing I can say about this record that hasn't been said a million times before and much more eloquently.Published 19 months ago by P. MacKenzie
This is a 5-star review template. The product rated is worth 5 stars, and no explanation is required or helpful. If you like Joy Division, you probably already have this. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2013 by PickyPicky
BEWARE! If you already own the Heart and Soul box set, then you already own all but 2 of the tracks on this 2 CD set, since Unknown Pleasures is included in its entirety on the box... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2007 by A. Gerritz
This is an emotionally draining album, straight from the broken, depressed mind of Ian Curtis, who on another note looks a bit like Elijah Wood. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Tony Moore
Not as good as Closer due to the production and weakness of the songs included. It sounds really stunted and nowhere near as emotionally engaging as Closer. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Mr Stuart A Woolgar
JD's debut Unknown Pleasures is an extremely strong debut, an essential record. Each song is full of Ian Curtis' emotional power and all songs on here is written through human... Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by ryan
This album is rock's equivalent of a Francis Bacon painting. It's a majestic, creepy, abstract masterpiece, as terrifying and sad today as it was twenty-five years ago. Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by Trawicks