The Pleasures of a New Genre

Anyone who actually reads this blog will have noticed that Dave has already reviewed this week’s albumUnknown Pleasures by Joy Division. And as it took me a month to get over New Wave week, that is quite reasonable! But for those of us who are not Dave, we are entering Post Punk week-and-a-bit, after which normal service is expected to resume.

Unknown Pleasures was released in 1979 on Factory Records, and if Dave wasn’t in Italy, I imagine he would be telling us all about Factory Records this week. Although not particularly successful at first, Unknown Pleasures was critically well received, and in time became very well regarded. You can expect the Post Punk sound to be quite familiar, as more recent bands like Franz Ferdinand and the Strokes (who feature on the Music Tree representing Indie Rock) are sometimes considered part of a Post Punk revival. We will be listening to Unknown Pleasures until Sunday, while Dave enjoys la dolche vita!

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Each week Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the week, and post our reviews on Sunday (although while Dave is in Italia, don’t expect this schedule to be adhered to closely!). Want to join the musical adventure? Listen along with our Spotify playlist, and subscribe by clicking the link in the sidebar to get an email every time there’s a new post.
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