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Shape Of Punk To Come [Import]

Refused Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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It's a ballsy move to claim you're reinventing a musical genre that has been slogging along quite happily for more than two decades, but the Refused back up their chutzpah with an absolutely awe-inspiring and fearless slab of musical mayhem. The Shape of Punk to Come is nothing short of a punk-rock manifesto. Hardcore pathos is merely the foundation for their architecture: upon that they build an edifice of political expression with a take-no-prisoners approach to the search for artistic meaning and a musical liberation that includes elements of speedcore, free jazz, electronica, lo-fi, and absolutely no pop. Politics, art, and music merge into one monolithic whole. The disc starts with the spoken epigraph, "They told me that the classics never go out of style, but they do, they do," followed by a swirling mess of noise that finally jells into the last undiscovered thunderous riff of "Worms of the Senses/Faculties of the Skull." The song stutters, then speeds along, skips, pauses, then rolls. They follow that with the groovy Gang of Four metronomic punch of "Liberation Frequency." When vocalist Dennis sings, "We want the airwaves back" in a sweet falsetto that belies his ability to deliver a screech not unlike a bull alligator clearing its throat, you believe this band isn't going to gently rise up the Billboard charts; they'd rather storm the ramparts. Unfortunately, when the band writes a song called "The Refused Are Fuckin' Dead," they aren't kidding around: the band broke up before the release of Shape. Let's hope enough people hear this album to kick-start the revolution. --Tod Nelson

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars possibly the greatest album ever made Dec 20 2002
By jd
Format:Audio CD
Could this be the greatest album ever made? I believe if it isn't it must come close. Unlike most albums, where it seems the band involved is trying to create a complete album around two or three decent songs "the shape of punk to come" is mind-blowingly awesome from start to finish. Each song is as powerful as the last one. Songs like "New noise", "Tannhauser/derive" and "Liberation frequency" are unlike anything anyone has heard before. Completely breaking the traditions and rules of punk and any other genre for that matter, "the shape of punk to come" steps foot into completely unchartered territory. I mean a ten minute punk song with ochestral violin playing throughout?
Refused disbanded on the eve of this album's release. And I for one think it was possibly a smart move. "The shape of punk to come" is a once in a lifetime album. The music cycle usually goes like this:
1. band release a few e.p.'s maybe a full album or two
2. band releases awesome career high cd
3. band releases follow up cd, usually not as good, but more mainstream, band becomes famous
4. band spends rest of life in mainstream releasing mediocre albums becomes hated by their original fans
If you don't believe me just look at bands like Korn, 311, blink 182 and Limp bizkit. By stopping after "the shape of punk to come" Refused ensured that they would never become a popular, mainstream band. More importantly they in effect 'froze time' in our minds. What i mean by this is that when we think of refused in 20 year's time, we will think back to our last memory of them (circa this album's release) which is subsequently their greatest moment. Whereas when we think of Korn we'll think back to their last woefully mainstream albums rather than the greatness of their self titled debut.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting Feb. 3 2012
By Simpyt
Format:Audio CD
I never recieved this wonderful album.. This makes me sad because I wanted it so bad.. Last time I buy from this website
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Seriously. There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't own this CD. OK, so the vocals are a bit on the yelled/screamed side--and pretty much everything your parents and Government believe in, this is against. This is the sound of your soul banging its heads against the walls of oppression, indifference, laziness, apathy, capitalism, globalization (which is really just American Hegemony), and every other lie that has been spread like so much filth across our blue-green orb. Not only is the music here breathtakingly beautiful, this is an album of ideas. You might not agree with all of them, but in a world where free speech and intelligent political discussion are being crushed like a wet paper cup, an album that can take a stand is much more precious whatever other crappy CD you were going to buy. Buy this instead so you can ROCK & THINK!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fulländat June 6 2004
By Simon
Format:Audio CD
Kicks ass...if you like this you can try "Final exit"
Another hardcore band from sweden with two members from refused
(david sandström and dennis) dennis plays bass and david(who plays drums in refused) stands for the singing...great hardcore band!
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I really lucked out finding out about this band by chance. I saw the "New Noise" video on late night tv, and it blew me away. This bands willingness to try new things and do it their own way blew me away, and as I learned from their last cd, their technical ability with their instruments and their ability to write sprawling songs with incredible lyrics amazes me. Its no wonder that they decided to break up after this, saying that they finally accomplished what they set out to do (but it is a shame).
If you like hardcore punk, but consider yourself a fan of music as a whole, pick this cd up immediately. Its incredible, and will always have a place on my top five, perhaps my top three (I am never able to pick one single favorite cd, or else it might be there).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! June 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
What can I say, one of the greatest albums of all time. Immense Riffs, Amazing Lyrics, One totally amazing band. There's no reason not to like and buy this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding May 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one hell of a hardcore album. It's sophisticated, rhythmic, complex, deep, yet totally hardcore at the same time. I am not usually a fan of punk/hardcore, but this is simply great music. I reccommend this highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, Refused March 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
Not much to say here, just that you couldn't find a more diverse array of hardcore unless you went way out of your way. Lyxzen has my favorite scream in all of hardcore, so there you have it. Not bad at all.
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