The Shape of Punk to Come

Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 281 ratings
1998 Ratings: #11
Liked by 23 people
October 27, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Eskil Lövström, Andreas Nilsson, Pelle Henricsson, Refused / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic

This album is a compilation of the band letting out their anger on each other with each thunderous beat and a summation of their hearts poured out and every ounce of energy exasperated.

90
AllMusic
Refused are pure innovation and passion spouting Nation of Ulysses-esque doctrine while fusing together the bite and flavor of fist-raised, Dillinger Escape Plan-style hardcore with ambient textures, jazz breakdowns, and other such deviations.
amw100
97
I was promised 12 bursts in my chimerical bombination, i got 11 and the feeling of my heart ripped out from anticipation and stress for the last bang, only to find out they went small and personal, in the best fucking way possible.

Never thought of myself for one to crown a Hardcore Punk album pure genius, but this just might be it.
PipePanic
93
Now this is Molotov Music.

Goddamn. I'm still recovering from the punch to the face that album was. After listening to Refused's latest record, I was thoroughly looking forward to what else the group would offer to the world of music. After all, nearly everyone and their mama has said this is the best thing in the world, and that it's the groups magnum opus. So, is it that good?

Well, the title doesn't lie. This is punk ass punk, feeling genuinely revolutionary. It's experimental, off the ... read more
ElectricMess
95
I'm mad
Strangelightsyd
95
Yeah so I'm dead
FritoRio
95
The way he leaps off of rooftops and flips backwards to face the camera before falling into a head first dive is just full of the exaggerated swagger of a Black teen.
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Track List

  1. Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull
  2. Liberation Frequency
  3. The Deadly Rhythm
  4. Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine
  5. Bruitist Pome #5
  6. New Noise
  7. The Refused Party Program
  8. Protest Song '68
  9. Refused Are Fuckin Dead
  10. The Shape of Punk to Come
  11. Tannhäuser / Derivè
  12. The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax

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Added on: May 9, 2013