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Refused: Liberation Frequency

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From The Shape of Punk to Come

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First of all, I must admit that this is undoubtedly my favorite pro-pirate track out of all that I've found so far. I'm a softie for punk, anarchism, and raw angst - and Refused serves them all up, in spades.

Refused coalesced into existence in 1991.  Their musical talent and massive message spread like wildfire around the world, becoming a global favorite for those into the music of dissent.

Even though you could classify Refused as hardcore, the fivesome explored many different genres - while you're always in for a raucously noisy good time when listening to their music, the band's also detoured into experiments with jazz and electronica, and they've gotten lots of good use out of sampling.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end - the band broke up in late 1998, after an internal squabble over its direction.

Still, Refused left an indelible mark on the history of punk rock, having released four EPs and three full-length albums; 'Liberation Frequency' comes off the last album the band released, ironically, after the breakup.