Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. The band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bass player Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris. The band released two albums, Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980) both of which are widely regarded as two of the best post punk/"goth rock" records of all time. Its that time of year where Unknown Pleasures becomes my favorite album for a little while. Such a great collection of chilly, dark, atmospheric, and powerful rock songs. Closer also gets a lot of play from me, but Unknown Pleasures is the album I tent to praise the most. Probably my favorite post-punk release of that era? Either it or Strangeways Here We Come. So anyways, figured we needed a thread for this incredible band and their two powerfully influential albums, especially on our little scene. Feel free to nerd out and gush with me.