Chris Ott: Unknown Pleasures

The dramatic, distant work of Joy Division endures as one of rock and roll’s most challenging curiosities... Their beginnings aren’t particularly extraordinary, but the band’s furious evolution over the course of just three years is testament to a fearless imagination, purposeful single-mindedness and innovative spirit as potent as any in the history of popular music.

Chris Ott
Unknown Pleasures (Bloomsbury Academic, 2004)