• Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures

  • 33 1/3 Series
  • By: Chris Ott
  • Narrated by: Danny Gerard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-05-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Editor reviews

Originally written as an essay outlining the career of Joy Division for popular music blog Pitchfork, music writer Chris Ott, focuses on the band's 1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures. He looks at the unique sound of the album and its production, its pulsing rhythms, haunting melodies, and dark themes. He charts the mythic, almost mystical elements that have made it grow from an underground cult album to required listening for any underground or popular rock fan. Danny Gerard performs the audiobook, putting the facts into place with an engaging delivery while keeping the tone reverent and as upbeat as possible in the face of the work's sometimes fatalistic romanticism.
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Summary

Joy Division's career has often been shrouded by myths. But the truth is surprisingly simple: over a period of several months, Joy Division transformed themselves from run-of-the-mill punk wannabes into the creators of one of the most atmospheric, disturbing, and influential debut albums ever recorded. Chris Ott carefully picks apart fact from fiction to show how Unknown Pleasures came into being, and how it still resonates so strongly today.
©2004 Chris Ott (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on 18-10-10

The sound of Windows text to speech!!

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