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