Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
Burning Heart



First off, I'd like to say that it's too bad Refused broke up. If this is
the shape of punk to come, I'm afraid to listen to anything that came before
it. This album beats out Fugazi's "End Hits" for punk album of the year in
my book. It's hardcore, but they mix in metal, techno, violin, horns,
acoustic stuff, accordions and everything. It is SO awesome. Punk has
matured, hopefully the punks have, too. The vocals are usually shouted, but
sometimes they are sung/spoken/whispered, giving this CD an almost emo feel
at times. Oh my god. It's too bad these guys broke up. Oh well -- PUNK
BANDS: Let this CD be a lesson to you of how to do it RIGHT.
...john heisel...

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