Album of the Day
From Peter Saville's distinctive radio-waves cover art to the last notes of “I Remember Nothing,” Joy Division's UNKNOWN PLEASURES delivers from start to finish, and is cited by such outlets as Q and NME as one of the greatest British albums of all time. Thanks partly to the work of producer Martin Hannett, the 1979 debut album has a starker, more atmospheric sound than the group's loud and aggressive concerts, and the band brought an outstanding set of songs to the studio. “She's Lost Control” and “Shadowplay” are bleak and claustrophobic but vibrant all the same, touched with a sense of late-‘60s experimentalism and played with an urgency that's timeless. Now available, a limited edition 40th anniversary pressing of UNKNOWN PLEASURES on 180-gram ruby red vinyl allows listeners to experience the pleasures of this post-punk landmark anew.