The Shape Of Punk To Come (studio album) by Refused

The Shape Of Punk To Come by Refused
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 845th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 294 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (162nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (845th)
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11/18/2022 00:55 saacsquatch  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,30582/100
 
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11/15/2022 12:40 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,13472/100
 
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90/100
From 11/05/2022 23:10
There is so much quality and experimentation on display here that it is difficult to see how people cannot love this record. I fell in love right away with the first listen as the energy on the record completely overpowered me and I felt so engrossed in the music. That feeling of being part of a record is such a unique experience for an artist to create and they do it so well on here. The use of instrumentation really aids this with the crashing guitars and expressive drumming that is so powerful and just so brilliant. They also intelligently integrate several other instruments which fit in perfectly and only add to the layers we have to explore. This also makes it more progressive and engaging for the listener. Songs like The Deadly Rhythm and Liberation Frequency demonstrate their quality on shorter tracks but it is the longer ones that really blow me away. I can't get enough of track 1 and 11 with them both clocking in at over 7 minutes there is so much for us to be able to enjoy. They both build up beautifully and then give us some excellent pay offs that always leave me feeling satisfied. Also, they show just how creative they are on those songs as they really push the boundaries of the genre. Overall, this record is an explosion of passion, energy and pure punk excellence and I love every minute of it.
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From 05/28/2021 18:51
Punk rock de alto nível artístico! Principalmente nas líricas conscientes!
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From 01/11/2020 21:34
Love it.
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From 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 01/16/2019 04:00
Consistently awesome throughout its entirety. Keeps your attention the entire time. Underrated masterpiece
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From 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 12/30/2015 21:35
This album fucking rocked me out the first time i listened, one of the most adrenalistic moments i have to live.

I don't know why, but after the 2nd listen lost the effect entirely.

However, this album is still a fucking masterpiece.
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From 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 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 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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