Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
I’ve been on a lot of rock lately…and drifting back into some good ol’ Joy Division. This particular album puts things into perspective. I say that because I was talking with some people about great albums, plus I’ve been lauding the Deerhunter release. But I think, for a moment, I lost some vision on what greatness really is. This right here, son, is near the top of the line of everything that has ever been good about music.
I got into Joy Division pretty late in the game – besides the fact that I was born after the album came out 5 months after it came out. I really didn’t have a reason to listen, nor did I have a frame of reference, until I was into bands like Interpol early in the 2000s. It never really even clicked with me that U2 was more or less a contemporary of New Order, and that they were in part influenced by Joy Division.
Quite simply a must-have for music lovers. One of the greatest albums of all time.