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Declaration Of Dependence [VINYL]

Kings of Convenience Vinyl
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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The concept of two men lightly strumming acoustic guitars, while singing harmonies over the top of a breezy folk setting is not unique to the Kings of Convenience. In fact, much of the music coming out of America in the mid-1960s boasted a gaggle of groups dedicated to softly singing to a world that was in desperate need of a quiet during the storm. But while folk has seen a resurgence lately ... Read more in Amazon's Kings of Convenience Store

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  • Vinyl (19 Oct 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B002MR90EQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,422 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mrs. Cold
2. Me In You
3. Boat Behind
4. Rule My World
5. My Ship Isn't Pretty
6. 24-25
7. Renegade
8. Power Of Not Knowing
9. Peacetime Resistance
10. Freedom And Its Owner
11. Riot On An Empty Street
12. Second To Numb
13. Scars On Land

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars being in love 21 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
Love takes on many forms and when at the Warwick Arts Centre KOC gig a man just in front of me shouted 'I love you' and for the first time in my heterosexual life I felt like saying the same to not one, but two men. They played many of the tracks that appear on this album and some how managed to exceed the quality. 'Boat Behind' was truly brought to life by the wonderful violinist.

In many respect this album is very similar to the two previous ones. '24-25' and 'Mrs Cold' set the tone and high standard. 'Renegade' was my favourite song from the gig. It's powerful emotional lyric is truly haunting.

Kings of Convenience are an amazing band whose genius is sadly largely unknown. This album was well worth waiting for and I hope we don't have to wait another 4 years for the next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great to have them back 20 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Geeky , polite and as sweet as two 6-month old babies , the Kings Of Convenience have won a special place in the hearts of their fans not only for their gentle melodies but also for the wonderful wonderful friendship they display on stage and during interviews . The norwegian Simon & Garfunkel as they are often called , their latest offering " Declaration Of Depedence " comes five years after their sophomore release " Riot In An Empty Street " and remains faithful to their already established sound .. which is a good thing !

It's amazing how rich a sound two acoustic guitars and two voices can produce . The mood here varies from happy ( " Boat Behind " ) to melancholic ( " Me In You " ) to zen-like ( the hypnotic " Scars On Land " ) while the band gives it's listeners lyrics that can be heartbreakingly beautiful ( " ...dreams burn but in ashes are gold " ) or playful and witty ( " we got four eyes so why yearn for one prespective ?.. " they ask , celebrating freedom of thought ) .

This might not be anybody's thing . Rebelious teenagers for example would probably seek for something angrier . This doesn't change the fact though that this is top quality songwritting . People who have enjoyed current pop folk artists before , people who cherished the work of let's say , Tracy Chapman , Suzanne Vega , Feist ofcourse , Jens Lakeman , Jack Johnson and Josh Rouse , will be delighted with this piece of music so well-crafted as an antique classic violin
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bridges Over Troubled Waters 9 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Erlend ye and Eirik Glambek Be, Norway's new millennial Simon & Garfunkel are back, issuing a DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE five life- and world-altering years after RIOT ON AN EMPTY STREET.

This time around, Kings of Convenience are Feist-less but lyrically feisty. DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE is an album that seems open to interpretation on at least three different levels - personal, artistic, and global.

In addition to the album's title, songs such "Rule My World," "Freedom and Its Owner," "Peacetime Resistance" and "Scars on Land" suggest that the Kings have been thinking much about a world dominated by a single global superpower. If so, they sound less than impressed. "Only someone who's morally superior/can possibly and honestly deserve/to rule my world."

At the same time, maybe these are just metaphors to reinforce the fact that love remains a battlefield, as in songs such as "Mrs Cold" and "Me In You."

"Boat Behind" could be about two lost lovers or two childhood friends getting back to work together: "So we meet again after several years... of separation/Moving on moving around/Did we spend this time chasing the other's tail?"

As with Quiet Is the New Loud and Riot on an Empty Street, this new album is gentle, catchy, and packed with songs that are real "growers." Played low, it's delightful background music. Louder or through headphones, its lyrical punch is clearer, with sad-wise lyrics giving a melancholy edge to its summery sound.

Ultimately, however you interpret these songs, Kings of Convenience recognize the simple truth that in today's globally connected, interdependent world, actions have consequences. And relationships matter.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreams burn but in ashes are gold 3 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
Another deft, delicate album arrives from the classy duo making intelligent yet emotional, long-lasting mellow-wise songs.

I'm relieved and inspired that the Kings have maintained their quality, and the voices are as rich and as blended here with their rich guitars as ever.

The understatement wields a deft balance, and the inclusion of higher vocals in places - Me in You - makes you catch your breath again.

I just wish there was still more... more light, atmospheric rhythms and more light touches.
That's a hallmark of a good album though .. and hopefully, there will be...

Continuing to prove that quiet is still the best loud. And right up there next to my Laura Veirs and Embertime ;) albums...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chilled out and pure 3 Nov 2012
By Dr M G
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are a new to KOC then this album is nothing different to the deep rich vocals and crystal clear mellow tones you would expect from them. They could be accused of not changing their style or advancing their music boundaries, but hey! Why change a winning formula, this is not rock, hip hop, or dance. This is excellent easy listening tunes in which you can hear and feel the lyrics, if your that way inclined you can almost lose yourself in the cruisy melodies this group throws out.
The two singer songwriters hail from Norway and together produce stirring guitar rifts and sublime vocals and although they have never charted in the top 50 in the UK with their albums or indeed a single they are a hugely understated indie folk band.
I am not going to pull apart each track on this album as I am far from a music critic but I will say that none of them are disappointing and this album should leave you feeing very chilled.
So buy it, find some time to unwind, grab a beer or a good wine and listen to this album on a good quality system with the volume loud enough to drown out any other noise, relax and enjoy.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracker!!
Every one of their albums is a stunner!
Published 2 months ago by Music Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love guitar buy it!
I chose a full 5 stars ,as for me, this is an absolute must buy if you love the great guitar playing alone but blended with great lyrics and cool harmonies you cannot got wrong. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MarkiMark
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
i can sing all day long with this album and i was never been happier with this album inside my cabinet
Published 13 months ago by fadli zapran
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Album!
This is a beautiful album, so easy to listen to and definitely Kings of Convenience back to their very best! I would recommend this album to anyone!
Published 17 months ago by Jake Cornish
4.0 out of 5 stars Spring has finally arrived!
I had this on my wish list for far too long. I finally ordered it earlier this week ( to secure free postage - I'm so cheap) and I'm very glad that I did. Read more
Published 17 months ago by K. K. Jakubczyk
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not their best
Normal Kings fair. Not quite as good as previous albums but worth buying if your a fan.
Production quality up to the normal high standards.
Published 19 months ago by Yanni
5.0 out of 5 stars love this album
I have all three Kings of Convenience albums and this is my favourite. All the instruments are acoustic and therefore it has a more chilled out feel. Read more
Published 20 months ago by marloubu
4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, well crafted
These guys can seriously sing good harmonies! It is well recorded and cleverly crafted.I like it very much but it can get a bit repetative as each song does kind of merge a bit... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Hils
5.0 out of 5 stars Why did I not know these people earlier?
Brilliant disc. Came across this duo on holiday when my sunbathing son was playing tunes from his i-pod. Now have all their CDs. 'Quiet is the new loud' is also excellent.
Published 24 months ago by Ursula Holdsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars music from the humble and honest heart
These young guys have no pretense of grandiosity. They write honest music from their humble but open and vulnerable hearts, and this is why it sticks. This is why it touches. Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2012 by Enerkhan
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