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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

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  1. 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" particularly stands out. Album is great indie/electronic combo a la Postal Service.
  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 ignore dusted magazine - erlend oye's Unrest rises way above the 50 it gave.
  3. 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 albums. All in all, a very listenable album that I use frequently as background while I read college homework.
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Blender
    80
    Oye's single-minded thematic focus and velveteen baritone hold everything together. [#14, p.142]
  2. Despite the unconventional approach, it's definitely an album.
  3. 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.