Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Blender
    80
    Oye's single-minded thematic focus and velveteen baritone hold everything together. [#14, p.142]
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    Unrest follows a clean electronic trajectory, which manages to project both urban complexity and domestic quiet, while Oye's free-associative lyrics meander amiably here, there and nowhere. [Mar 2003, p.109]
  3. Save for the unfortunate hip-hop slip-up of "Prego Amore," this is an excellent set of mellow electronic pop.
  4. Despite sagging a bit in the middle, Unrest skillfully skirts the myriad ways this kind of variety project could go wrong.
  5. Despite the unconventional approach, it's definitely an album.
  6. Much like KOC's albums, which tend to fade into the background as sonic wallpaper, the IKEA-sterile mood of "Unrest" does grow less distinctive by disc's end.
  7. Alternative Press
    70
    White it's Oye's endearing melancholy that holds Unrest together, the Human League synth sounds are what give the disc its quietly indulgent charm. [Feb 2003, p.72]
  8. Dusted Magazine
    50
    Dispensable, and far from groundbreaking.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Frank
    Apr 25, 2005
    9
    Great for a fan of K of C who fell in love with "Versus". If you are looking for something acoustic, go for other Kings of Convenience Great for a fan of K of C who fell in love with "Versus". If you are looking for something acoustic, go for other Kings of Convenience albums. All in all, a very listenable album that I use frequently as background while I read college homework. Full Review »
  2. soosiel
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    This is lovely - I love Sudden Rush. Melancholic yet upbeat, contemplative yet fast paced, this is one album you will not regret. oh and This is lovely - I love Sudden Rush. Melancholic yet upbeat, contemplative yet fast paced, this is one album you will not regret. oh and ignore dusted magazine - erlend oye's Unrest rises way above the 50 it gave. Full Review »
  3. RC
    Aug 12, 2004
    10
    Am a big Kings of Convenience fan, and picked up this CD on a whim. Erlend more than holds his own; awesome chill-out album. "The Athlete" Am a big Kings of Convenience fan, and picked up this CD on a whim. Erlend more than holds his own; awesome chill-out album. "The Athlete" particularly stands out. Album is great indie/electronic combo a la Postal Service. Full Review »