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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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Refused

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Refused

Top Songs by
Refused

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