Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

More Options
Declaration Of Dependence
 
See larger image
 

Declaration Of Dependence

19 Oct. 2009 | Format: MP3

£6.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £7.30 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sàrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:38
30
2
3:06
30
3
3:08
30
4
3:40
30
5
3:31
30
6
3:47
30
7
4:15
30
8
2:22
30
9
2:53
30
10
3:23
30
11
4:05
30
12
3:36
30
13
3:42
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).
  

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 Oct. 2009
  • Release Date: 19 Oct. 2009
  • Label: Source UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Mawlaw 388 Ltd T/A Source UK This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2009 EMI Records Ltd
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 45:06
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002R2SDV2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,603 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. J. NYE on 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Hine on 9 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe, 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr M G on 3 Nov. 2012
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G on 20 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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. On this record they dropped mostly using other instruments and stick to two voices and two guitars. The result is a touching little masterpiece. At least this is how it feels to me.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chips McGhips on 24 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I think I'm one of the few who found KOCs second album slightly disappointing and this album returns more to what they were doing back in 2000, possibly because it's alot more acoustic.
The songs perhaps don't quite have the depth or the variation of that first album, and I agree with Time Out: it's 'nothing fans haven't heard before'. But where as I tried to make myself enjoy the fresh approach of Riot On An Empty Street, it was the sound they're returning to in this new venture that I had enjoyed. 24-25, Mrs.Cold, Rule My World are good places to start getting an idea. This isn't just a regurgitation, it is very strong in it's own right and certainly a grower.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Down Time on 24 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Having caught a lingering snippet of 'Boat Behind', it took just a short time to find the KOC website.This gave a further chance to listen to some of the other tracks and what to expect. Each track reveals that the songs and subjects are strong, with the added perfection of complimenting vocals. This CD is to be listened to late into the evening, during a highly recommended wind-down period. Strongest tracks are Boat Behind (where Stephen Grappelli meets CSNY) and the inward looking My Ship Isn't Pretty. Finally, Freedom and its Owner, possibly a Travelogue of the writers heart! Any way you look at it, the whole album is worthy of your precious time.....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category