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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. RussB
    Jun 4, 2006
    10
    Incredible music. Have loved this record for years. Fortunate to have seen them twice in San Francisco. Creates a fantastic mood with their harmonies. A classic!!!
  2. Eric
    Nov 1, 2001
    10
    There's not a bad track on it; only beauty and redemption.The title of this album speaks volumes musically and lyrically. Introspective, melancholic and saturated with hope. Definitely one of the best albums of the year.
  3. KurtS.
    Oct 26, 2001
    9
    I think it is unfortunate that some listeners fail to really listen. They close a door that should reamin open. Instead, they trap themselves in endless circle of comparison and weak social generalizations. In doing so, they restrict themselves to thought, and music is perhaps one thing that is beyond thought. Failure to appreciate the Kings of Convenience is an indication of a lack of I think it is unfortunate that some listeners fail to really listen. They close a door that should reamin open. Instead, they trap themselves in endless circle of comparison and weak social generalizations. In doing so, they restrict themselves to thought, and music is perhaps one thing that is beyond thought. Failure to appreciate the Kings of Convenience is an indication of a lack of listening. This album will fill a cup, even if you prefer another type of tea. The fusion of sound is brilliant. Expand
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Quiet Is The New Loud captures coffee-shop folk without its twee indulgences.
  2. It's an album for well-mannered emotional crises in front of log fires, a soundtrack for quivering bottom lips.
  3. Shifting from light and airy to a sort of mild bossa-nova groove on a few tracks, Kings of Convenience throw in just enough variation to keep things interesting, without snapping the listener out of the dreamy daze they've induced.