Unknown Pleasures (studio album) by Joy Division
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Unknown Pleasures is ranked as the best album by Joy Division.
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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 86.6/100, a mean average of 85.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.
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Probably the greatest post punk album, almost every song on here is captivating and great in its own way. I really like dark, haunting and heavy atmosphere that maintains through entire record. Disorder, New Dawn Fades, She's Lost Control and Shadowplay are masterpieces.
Dark and challenging mostly where the moments of sparseness feel like respite. There is real substance here but needs multiple listens to get more out of it.
This album combines the sparse, uninspired music of a college band that hasn’t yet learned how to write interesting songs with the permanently flat (musically and emotionally) voice of Ian Curtis.
Disorder had an interesting hook. Then the record slid precipitously off a cliff.
I didn't get the hype on this one.
Post punk in the form that everyone knows it best.
monotone driving heavily drum based post punk
Demasiado oscuro en mi opinión
My cousin, who introduced me to this website domain, took years before he got into post punk. He finally broke the seal with this album....I made him listen to it lol....
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.
Grande álbum, imenso poder de imersão!
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