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.
Rock on: listen to more of the 33 1/3 series.
©2004 Chris Ott; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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