The Shape Of Punk To Come (album) by Refused

The Shape Of Punk To Come
The Shape Of Punk To Come by Refused (1998)
Overall rank: 705th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (143rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (705th)

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The Shape Of Punk To Come is ranked as the best album by Refused.

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From ImmortalAl 03/14/2019 07:58
I confidently give this album a 100 because it gives you everything you need, as all the other commenters have attested very positively to particulary compared to the rest of the albums I've stumbled across in my musical journey. Look at all those 90 or above comments. The proof is in the pudding, folks. Justifiably in the low 700s as of yet. This site introduced me to this album and artist. I am a baby in the knowledge of this group. But one thing I do know is I loved this album. I had to take a break my first time listening to it. I had to sit down and take a breather. Especially, where the album gives you a spiritual experience by building up, taking its time at the climax. I didn't know what to think listening to this. I listened to it 1.5 times because I wasn't ready for that first listen. Well, truth is I was pre-occupied with something else, but still. Haha. I gave it another listen another time through. And I loved it so much I am blabbing on and on about this.
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From elo269megv 01/16/2019 04:00
Consistently awesome throughout its entirety. Keeps your attention the entire time. Underrated masterpiece
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From alexgagne 01/28/2016 15:18
Solid post-hardcore/punk album!

The album title is amazing and takes all his sense when you listen to the 3rd song (Deadly Rhythm), which is in my opinion of the best post-something song of all-time.
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From UomoGZR 11/12/2015 13:10
Expressive and interesting album with a lot of variation. Favorites are Deadly Rythm and Refused are fuckin dead. I think the album is getting (or maybe is already) quite legendary
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From Gowi 06/05/2014 16:05
There is no review I can write that will top the courtesyflush83 one.

Wonderful record; progressed hardcore to inspire a bunch of copycats (Showbread, Alexisonfire) and is a whole lot of fun.
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From SuedeSwede 02/08/2014 01:19
Will take more listens to actually really like this, but from the second listen, I do like this. Not sure what I didn't like about the first listen, but now I'm all energetic and angry so it's a lot better. Plus, the screaming isn't detestable. It's actually rather enjoyable.
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From SuedeSwede 11/22/2013 22:58
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From moutardebaseball 08/22/2013 22:44
I'm not even a hardcore music fan but I'd still say that this is the best album of all time. The only reason this band and this album doesn't receive the recognition that they deserve is because they don't practice an accessible style of music. I'll never get tired of listening to that masterpiece. Can I scream?
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From courtesyflush83 06/17/2013 04:20
SAW THIS IN A SHOP WITH "THIS FUCKING ROCKS" STICKER ON IT SO TOOK IT TO COUNTER AND SLAMMED IT DOWN AND SHOUTED AT DUDE WORKING THERE "HOW MUCH?" WHEN HE ANSWERED I SAID "NOT THE PRICE DILLWEED, HOW MUCH DOES IT ROCK?" DILWEED'S ANSWER IS LIKE SHRUG, "I dunno, a lot?" WHICH WINDS ME UP 'COS HE'S BEING A PUSSY ABOUT IT AND I SAY "I WANT IT TO ROCK MY SOCKS CLEAN OFF MY FEET, IS IT GONNA DO THAT?" AND HE'S ALL LIKE, "Yeah it will." SO I'M LIKE, "YEAH I'LL TAKE IT."

GET IT HOME AND PUT IT ON, TURNING IT UP AND SOME GUY STARTS TALKING TO HIS 'BABY' ABOUT FASHION AND I START THINKING 'WHAT KIND OF NANCY BULLSHIT HAVE I GOT INTO HERE?' BUT THEN SOME NOISE STARTS HUMMING AND I START THINKING 'WHAT KIND OF NOISE RUBBISH HAVE I GOT MYSELF INTO HERE?' AND THEN AFTER A MINUTE OF GETTING ANGRY COS I GOT BURNED INTO BUYING SOME ARTSY RUBBISH THE BAND KICK IN ALL JABBING RIFFS AND YELLING TIL THEY'RE HORSE AND I GO WILD, SMASHING UP THE ROOM WITH PART ANGER AND PART HXXXXX JOY. MAN, THERE'S LIKE A PIT GOING IN MY LIVING ROOM AND IT'S JUST ME AND I'M TEARING INTO SHIT AND THE CURTAINS ARE FALLING DOWN AND MOM'S YELLING FROM HER BED BUT I PRETEND LIKE I DON'T HEAR HER CRIES COS I'M GOING APE SHIT ROCKING OUT AND BEING ALL HXXXXXXCORE AND SHIT.

BUT SOON I'M GETTING ANGRY AGAIN COS, YEAH, THEY KNOW HOW TO ROCK OUT THESE BOYS DO, SO WHAT I WANNA KNOW IS WHY THEY GOTTA KEEP INTERRUPTING MY SLAM DANCING WITH SOME TECHNO BULLSHIT OR SOME QUIET BITS AND EVEN, GET THIS, A VIOLIN!! I MEAN, I'M THERE ROCKING OUT LIKE I KNOW HOW AND THEN THERE'S THIS FUCKING VIOLIN, AND YEAH, IT'S PLAYING A QUALITY BIT OF A TUNE, BUT WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF SOME OF MY CREW WALKED IN AT THAT MOMENT AND SAW ME ALL SWEATY AND BLEEDING AND LISTENING TO A FUCKING VIOLIN??? I'D HAVE TO KILL MYSELF OR ALL OF THEM AS THE SHAME OF IT ALL WOULD BE TOO MUCH.

SO IT WAS TOO STOP STARTY AND ONE MINUTE I WAS SLAMMIN' ROUND THE LIVING ROOM WITH MOMMA HOLLERING AT ME TO TURN IT OFF AND BRING HER HER MEDICATION AND THE NEXT MINUTE THEY'RE SINGING WITH NO DISTORTION ON THE GUITARS OR DOING SOME JAZZ OR SOME SHIT, SO I MARCHED BACK TO THE SHOP AND SLAM THE CD DOWN IN FRONT OF THAT SAME WUSSY MOFO AND SAY "MY SOCKS ARE LIKE STILL ON DUDE!" AND HE SIGHS AND TAKES IT FROM ME WITH NO QUESTIONS AND SAYS, "you wanna swap it for something else or do you want cash?" SO I WAS ALL LIKE, "CASH OF COURSE, I AIN'T BUYING FROM A SHOP THAT HAS STICKERS SAYING 'THIS ROCKS' ON STUFF THAT DOESN'T."

SO HE SAYS, "you didn't like it too much then, I didn't think you would." AND I SAID "WHAT THE FUCK'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? I LIKE SOME OF IT, THEY JUST NEED TO KEEP IT INTENSE ALL THE WAY THROUGH NOT JUST WHEN IT SUITS THEM." AND HE SAYS, ALL COCKY LIKE "well, Refused made this album to move the hardcore scene on as they thought that it was stagnating and lacking ideas and made for people like you who were all about an image and a particular lifestyle rather than open mindedness and expression. They did it, I think, but sadly there will always be people like you who were left behind. I mean, does it get much better than when they come back in after the jazz section on "Deadly Rhythm"? That bit sounds like a brutal attack, it's insane! Or, or the violin intro to "Tannhäuser"? When those drums come in it's epic, really groundbreaking for a hardcore record. But, if you didn't like it....."

I BARELY GIVE THE GUY TIME TO OPEN THE TILL BEFORE I LIFT IT RIGHT UP FROM THE COUNTER PULLING ALL THE WIRES OUT WITH IT AND CRACK IT OVER HIS HEAD THE PRICK. THEN I PUT IT THROUGH THE WINDOW AND KNOCK OVER A COUPLE OF SHELVES WORTH OF CD'S BEFORE STAMPING ON THE GUY'S HEAD AND LEGGING IT. AS I LEFT I HEARD HIM SHOUT "Philistine!" I'M GONNA GO HOME AND LOOK THAT FUCKING WORD UP TO WORK OUT WHETHER THAT LITTLE QUEER HAS GOT ANOTHER VISIT COMING OR NOT.
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From SubzeroButcher 06/11/2011 08:52
The musicianship on this album is just astonishing. I really do think this is the punk masterpiece of the 90's and should be put on a much higher pedestal.
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