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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 Rather Be Dead; in the wake of completing 1998's classic The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused disbanded, unable to reconcile their anarchist leanings with a career in music. Following their split, Lyxzén went on to form the (International) Noise Conspiracy, while other members created TEXT, among other side projects. The complete split lasted until 2008, when Lyxzén and Sandström formed hardcore outfit AC4. A couple of years later Epitaph Records caused a stir among the band's cult following after posting the cryptic message "Coming Soon" on the old Refused website. Speculation went into overdrive about a possible reunion, before it was announced that the promotion had been for the reissued version of The Shape of Punk to Come, which came packaged with a live album and Steen's documentary Refused Are Fucking Dead. In 2012 BBC Radio 1's Mike Davies announced the full reunion of both Refused and At the Drive-In, with the Swedish band confirming rumors of its slated appearance at Coachella that year. Following the announcement, Refused confirmed a host of summer festival appearances, before indicating that their re-formation was for 2012 only. To cap off their year, they returned to their hometown of Umeå in December for a special performance. They were awarded the "Special Prize for Swedish Music Exports" by the Minister of Trade in 2013, and in 2014 Jon Brännström left the band. Despite claiming their reunion was limited only to 2012, they were announced for the 2015 Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their fourth studio album, Freedom, was slated for release in 2015, coming 17 years after The Shape of Punk to Come. They recorded with Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Killing Joke), while also turning to Swedish pop producer/songwriter Shellback -- whose credits include Taylor Swift and Britney Spears -- for lead single "Elektra." ~ Jason Ankeny & Scott Kerr
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  1.   Song
  2.   New Noise
  3.   Liberation Frequency
  4.   The Deadly Rythm
  5.   The Shape of Punk to Come
  6.   Elektra
  7.   Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine
  8.   Bruitist Pome #5
  9.   Protest Song '68
  10.   Tannhäuser/Derivè
  11.   Servants of Death
  12.   The Refused Party Program
  13.   Worms of the Senses/Faculties of the Skull
  14.   The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax
  15.   Refused Are Fucking Dead
  16.   Live Wire
  17.   Gratitude
  18.   Inclination
  19.   Trickbag
  20.   War on the Palaces
  21.   Intro
  22.   Elektra by SBCR
  23.   Who Died
  24.   Pretty Face
  25.   Angel by zZz
  26.   Fusible Front
  27.   5th Freedom
  28.   Voodoo People
  29.   Lick It Clean
  30.   Last Minute Pointer
  31.   Re-Fused
  32.   Life Support Addiction
  33.   Cheap
  34.   I Wish / D.R.S.S
  35.   Guilty
  36.   Perception
  37.   Bullet
  38.   Thought Is Blood
  39.   Françafrique
  40.   Old Friends/New War
  41.   L 182
  42.   Where's Equality
  43.   The Deadly Rhytmn
  44.   Break
  45.   Another One
  46.   Enough Is Enough
  47.   Reach Out
  48.   Fudge
  49.   Blind
  50.   The New Deal
  51.   I Wish
  52.   Where Is Equality
  53.   Burn
  54.   Racial Liberation
  55.   Hate Breeds Hate
  56.   I'll Choose My Side
  57.   No Reason Why
  58.   Tide
  59.   Mark
  60.   Our Silence
  61.   [Untitled]
  62.   Pump the Brakes
  63.   Strength
  64.   Circle Pit
  65.   Jag Äter Inte Mina Vänner
  66.   Poetry Written in Gasoline
  67.   Blind Date
  68.   Summerholiday vs. Punkroutine
  69.   The Slayer
  70.   Beauty
  71.   This Trust Will Kill Again
  72.   Everlasting
  73.   Burn It
  74.   Symbols
  75.   Sunflower Princess
  76.   I Am Not Me
  77.   The Real
  78.   Rather Be Dead
  79.   Coup d'Ètat
  80.   Hook, Line and Sinker
  81.   Return to the Closet
  82.   It's Not O.K. ...
  83.   Crusader of Hopelessness
  84.   Destroy the Man
  85.   Back In Black
  86.   Worthless Is the Freedom Bought...
  87.   Dust
  88.   Defeated
  89.   Stolen Voices
  90.   Tannhäuser
  91.   Dawkins Christ
  92.   Half Mast
  93.   The Marlboro Is Dead
  94.   Bottom
  95.   366
  96.   Useless Europeans
  97.   Soft
  98.   The Marlboro Man is Dead