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