Unknown Pleasures (studio album) by Joy Division

Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 32nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,080 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1979 (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (32nd)
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Unknown Pleasures Joy Division Audio CD Digitally Remastered and Expanded Two CD
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Time left: 2h 58m 51s
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Joy Division Unknown Pleasures Fact 10 12" LP 2015
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Time left: 5h 22m 28s
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Unknown Pleasures is ranked as the best album by Joy Division.

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2021WallerandTop 100 Greatest Music Albums36/10064
2021 odetoviceroy98100 Favourite Album Covers65/100 -
2021TheSmiths82-87Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s5/10019
2021 PurplepashTop 28 Music Albums of 19791/285
2021 HaydenTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s9/10018
2021 timtookyTop 75 Music Albums of the 1970s69/752
2021OFarrioTop 93 Music Albums of the 1970s4/9319
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 1998 (101-200)11/100 -
2021BLOTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s72/1006
2021TheKameraEyeTop 48 Music Albums of 197910/484
2021LordMarkTop 100 Greatest Music Albums47/10054
2021 odetoviceroy98Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s9/10018
2021MannybTop 100 Greatest Music Albums15/10084
2021JohnnyoDiscovermusic’s 100 pioneering sleeve designs63/100 -
2021AledJamesTop 70 Music Albums of the 1970s27/7013
2021findleymusicianTop 40 Greatest Music Albums31/4025
2021MoneyBeGreenTop 100 Greatest Music Albums35/10066
2021 odetoviceroy98100 Favourite Albums Not on RS 500 Greatest Albums List10/100 -
2021 BoltzmannTop 57 Music Albums of the 1970s7/5718
2021BenTop 40 Greatest Music Albums29/4030
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 1,800
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 32,836

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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,080 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 86.7/100, a mean average of 85.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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95/100
From 04/29/2021 12:34
Intensity, bleak, cold, dense, poetic. These are the words usually applied to Joy Division. Nothing quite like them at that time even until now, probably due to Curtis' real-life experience. It's just very pure, that it feels contagious.
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85/100
From 02/13/2021 22:02
Grande álbum, imenso poder de imersão!
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From 01/23/2021 20:12
This seems to hit harder than Closer, maybe staring into the abyss is a more intense cry of despair than jumping right into it?
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From 01/19/2021 11:03
J'adore cet album, mais à écouter en étant de bonne composition.. Tellement Dark !
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From 11/03/2020 16:47
What an amazing record! A little side note, I feel like Joey Ramone was influenced by this in the 80s Ramones releases. There are some similarities.... Joy Division just did it better.
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From 06/27/2020 23:15
Post punk is one of those genres where pretty much every album is a hit or miss for me. This is definitely a hit. It’s dense, both emotionally and musically, even if the arrangements are relatively sparse.
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From 05/29/2020 21:26
Fav. Tracks: Disorder, She's Lost Control.
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From 05/24/2020 08:35
Great album!
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From 05/09/2020 18:45
A truly masterpiece. These guys were fantastic
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90/100
From 03/30/2020 22:45
One of the finest debut records in the history of music, still it doesn't compare to what the band would release next.
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Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
12. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Specials by The Specials
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. Y by The Pop Group
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. 154 by Wire
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