Outside A1 Disorder 3:36 A2 Day Of The Lords 4:43 A3 Candidate 3:00 A4 Insight 4:00 A5 New Dawn Fades 4:47
Inside B1 She’s Lost Control 3:40 B2 Shadowplay 3:50 B3 Wilderness 2:35 B4 Interzone 2:10 B5 I Remember Nothing 6:00
Unknown Pleasures is the debut album by the English post-punk band Joy Division. It followed an abandoned session for RCA Records, and was eventually recorded and mixed over three weekends at Strawberry Studios, Stockport in April 1979 with producer Martin Hannett. The album was released on 15th June 1979 on Tony Wilson's Factory Records.
Factory did not release any singles from Unknown Pleasures, and although the success of the band's debut single "Transmission", which was not on the album, increased its sales, the album did not chart. However, it has gone on to receive sustained critical acclaim as a pioneering post-punk record.
Unknown Pleasures has been highly rated by successive generations of the music press. Rolling Stone described the album as "punk on the edge of Goth, with echoes of disco and the Doors", and placed it number 24 in its list of the "50 Coolest Records". Spin has ranked the album at number 11 in its list of the "50 Most Essential Punk Records", as well as including it in its lists of the "Fifteen Most Influential Albums" and the "Top Ten College Cult Classics". In the March 2003 issues of Mojo, the album was listed at number 26 in its "Top 50 Punk Albums". Q magazine placed the album at number 19 in its list of the "100 Greatest British Albums". NME ranked the album at number 4 in its list of "The Greatest Albums of the '70s" and at number 43 in its list of the "Greatest Albums of All Time".