• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2009
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 82
    It's just a series of strangely gorgeous, breezy tunes from two awkward Norwegians who continue to remind us that love can be confusing, joy dark and pain very beautiful. [Fall 2009, p.98]
  2. Percussion is nowhere to be found on the group's latest release, Declaration of Dependence, and the pair's Simon & Garfunkel-esque harmonies are less dynamic than they once were. But there are still plenty of bright spots.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    On Kings Of Conveniences' "Declaration Of Dependence", they create simple, pretty pop pleasures that really struck a chord with me upon firstOn Kings Of Conveniences' "Declaration Of Dependence", they create simple, pretty pop pleasures that really struck a chord with me upon first listen. Each track is really soothing and perfect background music to a relaxing moment. All In All, Declaration is a great, beautiful at times album that really tugs at your heartstrings. Full Review »