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Lust For Music: Irvine Welsh's Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , March 4th, 2014 06:05

With Filth recently released on DVD and a new novel due later this year, the Edinburgh author places a long-distance call from Miami to give Joe Clay the rundown of his top albums


Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
That album was a revelation to me. It's so incredibly dark, yet awesome and powerful. It was funny because New Order came out of that – I mean they could still be quite dark, but they had a light about them that Joy Division never really had. And New Order were quite dancey. I would also throw a New Order album in here too – there's so many to choose from but I'd go for Power, Corruption & Lies. They had an amazing sound. Peter Hook's bass lines were the definitive sound of the band. It was also the definitive sound of Joy Division, too, but they're two very different bands. They were a very big influence.