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