Kings Of Convenience

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Kings Of Convenience , 6/10
Quiet Is The New Loud , 6/10
Riot on an Empty Street (2004), 4/10
Declaration Of Dependence (2009), 5/10

Kings Of Convenience is a voice and guitar duo from Norway that draws inspiration from Simon And Garfunkel's tender odes. Kings Of Convenience (Kindercone, 2000) is a collection of gentle folk songs like Toxic Girl and Surprise Ice. No revolution, no evolution, just emulation. Quiet Is The New Loud (Source, 2001), that shares six songs with the debut and features the first shy piano, strings and drums, highlights what is not intriguing about their music: a lack of development. Versus (Virgin, 2001) is an album of remixes and unreleased tracks.

Riot on an Empty Street (Source, 2004) is neither intellectually stimulating nor radio-friendly. Its songs seem to be mostly amateurish attempts at writing songs, despite the catchy I'd Rather Dance with You.

They got rid of the drums on Declaration Of Dependence (2009), a suave work whose songs lacked identity but created a holistic experience.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Marco Pugliatti)

Kings of Convenience e` un duo norvegese di chitarra e voce che trae ispirazione dalle delicate ballate di Simon and Garfunkel. Kings Of Convenience (Kindercone, 2000) e` una raccolta di brani folk garbati come Toxic Girl e Surprise Ice. Nessun cambiamento, nessuna evoluzione, soltanto imitazione. Quite is the new loud (Source, 2001), con sei canzoni del primo album e caratterizzato dalla presenza dei primi timidi accenni di pianoforte, archi e batteria, mette in risalto quello che non cattura della loro musica: la mancanza di novitů.

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