Protip: don't buy stuff from Kings Road Merch. I wouldn't have, since this isn't the first time I had problems with them, but it was the only place you could get the limited edition from.
Anyway, the new Refused album. Freedom. 17 years after releasing what I consider to be the greatest album of all time, The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused have finally returned, and I couldn't be happier. I'm still not over the fact that this album actually exists. For 17 years, a new Refused album seemed like it would never happen. Yet, here it is:
Such an excellent album too. It's no TSoPtC of course, but that's fine. Nothing is. And Freedom doesn't try to be anyway. Just like they used to do on their previous albums, Refused drastically changed their sound again, continuing to experiment with new things, while retaining the unmistakable Refused qualities.
I guess it's time to show off my updated Refused collection, which are words I did not think I would get to say:
On the left:
This Just Might Be... The Truth
Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent (limited edition digipak)
The Shape of Punk to Come (2010 deluxe reissue)
Freedom (limited edition book)
On the right:
This Album Contains Old Songs and Old Pictures Vol. 1 (Also Known as The EP Compilation)
This Album Contains Old Songs and Old Pictures Vol. 2 (Also Known as The Demo Compilation)
The New Noise Theology EP
Hopefully this time around it won't be too long until there's another thing to be added to this collection.
Long live the New Noise.