Quiet Is the New Loud
Kings of Convenience
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
||Winning a Battle, Losing the War||Kings Of Convenience||3:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Toxic Girl||Kings Of Convenience||3:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Singing Softly to Me||Kings Of Convenience||3:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Know What I Can Save You From||Kings Of Convenience||4:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Failure||Kings Of Convenience||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Weight of My Words||Kings Of Convenience||4:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Girl from Back Then||Kings Of Convenience||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Leaning Against the Wall||Kings Of Convenience||3:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Little Kids||Kings Of Convenience||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Summer on the Westhill||Kings Of Convenience||4:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Passenger||Kings Of Convenience||3:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Parallel Lines||Kings Of Convenience||5:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
The debut album by the Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience was aptly titled, describing the philosophy behind their artistic approach while simultaneously challenging the world to a paradigm shift of sorts. Quiet Is the New Loud lent a contemporary voice to the echo of the American mid-century folk revival movement, focusing on sparse acoustic arrangements built around two guitars and two voices. Taking a page from Simon & Garfunkel, tracks like "Winning a Battle, Losing the War" are lyrical and potent, featuring close harmonies and counterpoint guitar parts. The more percussive, Brazilian-inspired guitar patterns on "Leaning Against the Wall" and "The Passenger" give the album a rounded currentness. For such delicate work, Quiet Is the New Loud is surprisingly substantial—a realized artistic statement that carries itself with heart and conviction.
One of the best
This is an album that I hold near and dear to my heart. It tells the tale of a relationship come and gone, all the while beautifully lamenting it. Erlend and Erik’s coos mix well with the minimalist guitars.
Formed: Bergen, Norway
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s