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20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Unknown Pleasures

It was a record that didn't threaten the charts and had spare copies filling up the offices of Factory Records. Yet it went on to become one of the most critically-acclaimed, influential and loved albums ever released. The 39 minutes of Joy Division's debut album Unknown Pleasures changed music forever: a mixture of Ian Curtis' mesmerising vocals and lyrics, Bernard Sumner's spiky guitar work, Peter Hook's distinctive bass playing and Stephen Morris' hypnotic drum patterns, all brought together by the mad genius that was producer Martin Hannett.

However, despite its ubiquity, you might not know everything about this classic record. Celebrating its 35th anniversary last year, we've put together a list of 20 things that you might not know about Unknown Pleasures. Read on and discover something new...

(Images: Rex)

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