Regular price: $9.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Editorial 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.

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

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.8 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Jamie
  • 10-18-10

The sound of Windows text to speech!!

AVOID!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful