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Album Review

Many who listen to this album will say "Hey, this isn't punk" after not finding the power chords and I-IV-V structures that they associate with poppy skatepunk bands like NOFX and Lagwagon, but this is what revolution is all about — taking an industry of specifications and expectations and turning it fully on its head, yet holding on to some semblance of what once was. Refused are pure innovation and passion spouting Nation of Ulysses-esque doctrine while fusing together the bite and flavor of fist-raised, Dillinger Escape Plan-style hardcore with ambient textures, jazz breakdowns, and other such deviations. Choppy, beautiful movements, choked thoughts, and feelings of elevation — this is what punk is all about, although to the common ear it may not sound like it, and that is precisely one of the reasons why it is so potent. [In 2010, Epitaph reissued a Deluxe Version of The Shape of Punk to Come in a three-disc set, complete with a bonus live CD and a DVD documentary.]

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Filthy, Capitalist Pig!!

O.K. I'll admit it, I bought this.

I understand that a re release of the most potently anti-capitalist record ever made is a juxtaposition, and I have become one of the people who will wear much scorn for handing over my hard earned for it.

But this is one of the best records ever made, and I just couldn't live with the curiousity from not hearing how it was re mastered.

They probably ruined it, and I'm probably a part of that. I just needed to know.
I only gave one star to reflect my own self loathing, the record is truly brilliant, if you haven't heard it - get a friend to burn it for you.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Umeå, Sweden

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '10s

Influential Swedish hardcore band Refused were formed in 1991 by vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarists Jon Brännström and Kristofer Steen, bassist Magnus Höggren, and drummer David Sandström. Debuting in 1993 with the EP This Is the New Deal, the group issued the full-length This Just Might Be...the Truth later that same year. The Everlasting EP followed in 1994, and in 1995 Refused returned with another EP, Refused Loves Randy. After 1996's Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent, they issued the EP...
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