Riot On An Empty Street - Kings Of Convenience
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  • Summary: The Norway-based indie-folk duo of Erlend Øye and Erik Glambek Bøe reunite for a third album, following some detours by Øye into more electronic-based music.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Riot's tales of lost loves and existential confusion shimmer with precise harmonies, memorably melancholy melodies, and rich but restrained arrangements. [6 Aug 2004, p.80]
  2. If you sort of liked the first record but wished it was more interesting, that it had more punch of both the sonic and emotional variety, then your wishes have come true.
  3. The Kings of Convenience don’t stray too far from their basic formula of guitars, upright bass, twinkling piano, viola, cello and soft percussion in the background. It’s consistent and it works.
  4. Sweet, nostalgic and relishing the strength of words softly spoken. [Aug 2004, p.112]
  5. While there is nary a weak offering, five songs in, Riot threatens to be a rehash. [#7]
  6. Hushed vocals, strummed guitars, creeping cello, and an all-encompassing sense of politeness are the order of the day. [19 Jun 2004, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17