Unknown Pleasures (album) by Joy Division

Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 33rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,967 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 (33rd)
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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,967 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 86.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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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 05/14/2020 05:36
A great record. Its influence have changed music forever.
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From 05/09/2020 18:45
A truly masterpiece. These guys were fantastic
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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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From 12/31/2019 10:37
Fantastic.
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From 11/11/2019 19:35
9.6/10

Just an amazing album. Will forever be one of my favorites.
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From 11/07/2019 16:58
vocals kind of remind me of the Smiths, big fan
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From 07/28/2019 10:27
There are great albums and there are colossi albums , albums that defined a generation and blazed their own path. 'Sgt Pepper' is a colossi , 'In Rock' is a colossi , 'Never Mind The Bollocks' is a colossi , 'OK Computer' is a colossi , 'Nevermind' is a colossi and 'Unknown Pleasures' is absolutely a colossi

As much as its Martin Hannett's album it didn't sound like anything then or prior when it came out in 1979 , it really was completely fresh and exciting and set the platform for alternative rock from that point on

This album is all about ...


Space


Lots of


Space ....

Dark , brooding and simply perfect 'Unknown Pleasures' is essential for all music fans
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From 07/25/2019 07:28
Unknown Pleasures is dark and brooding and beautiful. They don't make 'em like this anymore, do they?
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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. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
8. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
9. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
13. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
14. Specials by The Specials
15. The B-52's by The B-52's
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
17. Y by The Pop Group
18. Setting Sons by The Jam
19. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
20. 154 by Wire
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