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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the Norwegian indie rock band was produced by Gary Olson.
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  1. This Norwegian band's songs feel entirely whole, blending together a concept album of driving guitar and melodic bliss. [Spring 2009, p.66]
  2. The album proudly embraces ‘90s indie-pop movements as an unfinished project worthy of more attention. Judged on its own terms, the album succeeds.
  3. Maybe by the time the next album rolls along it might be time to stretch a bit and get away from the sound they've cobbled together, but for now I Was a King sounds just about right to anyone who is a fan of the history of noisy guitar pop of the last 20 years.
  4. Not to get all protectionist here, but it seems pointless to import so many 1960s-mining indie rock outfits to America when we've got plenty of perfectly good 60s-mining acts right here at home. Yet Norway's I Was a King offer a welcome twist on the same ol'.