Refused - The Shape of Punk To Come -CD- 1998 Burning Heart Track Listing 1. Worms Of The Senses / Faculties Of The Skull 2. Liberation Frequency 3. Deadly Rhythm, The 4. Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine 5. British Poem #5 6. New Noise 7. Refused Party Program, The 8. Protest Song '68 9. Refused Are F*****' Dead 10. Shape of Punk to Come, The 11. Tannhauser / Derive 12. Apollo Programme Was a Hoax, The
Album Notes Hardcore punk band Refused opened up and expanded their sound for THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME (a take-off on the title of the classic avant-jazz disc by Ornette Coleman, THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME). They've become more sophisticated in their presentation, but still maintain their crunching, take-no-prisoners musical ethic--when they let the guitars kick in, they still manage to deliver a brutal, politically inspired racket.
Editorial Reviews Rhythmically, all members are locked-in, feeding off each other's energy and authority. Pitchfork
4 stars out of 5 - This is an album of punk finality, of defiant, left-wing independence....When in range, Refused are as impossible to ignore as they are to deny. Mojo
4 stars out of 5 -- Building upon a sonic and sartorial blueprint laid down by early `90s DC crew The Nation Of Ulysses, Refused drew on a plethora of other influences... Mojo
...The Shape...is a dark, fierce and proggressive recording that proves punk and hardcore are not a stagnant genre... CMJ (19981109)
Included in AP's Essential Punk Influences '02 Style - ...A manifesto-driven, techno-punk landmark... Alternative Press (20020301)
4 stars out of 5 - Refused reached a peak of intelligence and intensity with THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME... Q