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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 Shape of Punk to Come
  5.   The Deadly Rythm
  6.   Elektra
  7.   Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine
  8.   Bruitist Pome #5
  9.   Tannhäuser/Derivè
  10.   Protest Song '68
  11.   Servants of Death
  12.   Refused Are Fucking Dead
  13.   Worms of the Senses/Faculties of the Skull
  14.   The Refused Party Program
  15.   The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax
  16.   Live Wire
  17.   Gratitude
  18.   Burn It
  19.   War on the Palaces
  20.   Dawkins Christ
  21.   L 182
  22.   Another One
  23.   Enough Is Enough
  24.   Who Died
  25.   Racial Liberation
  26.   Voodoo People
  27.   The Real
  28.   Old Friends/New War
  29.   Fudge
  30.   Hook, Line and Sinker
  31.   Perception
  32.   Where Is Equality
  33.   Everlasting
  34.   Stolen Voices
  35.   Elektra by SBCR
  36.   Useless Europeans
  37.   366
  38.   Destroy the Man
  39.   Thought Is Blood
  40.   Françafrique
  41.   Angel by zZz
  42.   Where's Equality
  43.   Tannhäuser
  44.   Break
  45.   Re-Fused
  46.   Fusible Front
  47.   Reach Out
  48.   Blind
  49.   Back In Black
  50.   The New Deal
  51.   I Wish
  52.   Burn
  53.   Hate Breeds Hate
  54.   I'll Choose My Side
  55.   The Marlboro Man is Dead
  56.   Defeated
  57.   Tide
  58.   Our Silence
  59.   Bottom
  60.   [Untitled]
  61.   5th Freedom
  62.   Pump the Brakes
  63.   Intro
  64.   Strength
  65.   Lick It Clean
  66.   Circle Pit
  67.   Jag Äter Inte Mina Vänner
  68.   Poetry Written in Gasoline
  69.   Blind Date
  70.   Last Minute Pointer
  71.   This Trust Will Kill Again
  72.   Crusader of Hopelessness
  73.   It's Not O.K. ...
  74.   Return to the Closet
  75.   Coup d'Ètat
  76.   Rather Be Dead
  77.   Pretty Face
  78.   I Am Not Me
  79.   Sunflower Princess
  80.   Symbols
  81.   Inclination
  82.   Mark
  83.   Trickbag
  84.   Cheap
  85.   Half Mast
  86.   Worthless Is the Freedom Bought...
  87.   Guilty
  88.   The Marlboro Is Dead
  89.   I Wish / D.R.S.S
  90.   Soft
  91.   The Slayer
  92.   Summerholiday vs. Punkroutine
  93.   The Deadly Rhytmn
  94.   No Reason Why
  95.   Dust
  96.   Life Support Addiction
  97.   Beauty
  98.   Bullet