JOY DIVISION- Unknown Pleasures LP
The first and never surpassed timeless debut album from joy division from 1979. as each years passes their influence becomes greater. it is a dark masterpiece and includes the classics 'she's lost control', 'shadowplay' , 'disorder' etc. decay and alienation envelop singer ian curtis, whose cavernous, but dispassionate, voice belied the intensity he brought to bear. rolling drum patterns, thudding bass lines and uncluttered synthesizer combine to create a dank, brooding atmosphere, chillingly supporting the songs' bleak lyrics. yet listening to 'unknown pleasures' is not a depressing experience.