Declaration of Dependence

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Declaration of Dependence
Studio album by Kings of Convenience
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded February 2007-June 2009[1]
Genre Indie pop
Label Virgin, EMI
Producer Davide Bertolini
Robert Jønnum
Kings of Convenience
Kings of Convenience chronology
Riot on an Empty Street
(2004)
Declaration of Dependence
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (positive)[4]
The Boston Globe (positive)[5]
Pitchfork.com (7.9/10)[6]
Drowned In Sound (6/10)[7]

Declaration of Dependence is the third album from Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience and it is also their first album in five years.[8] It was released on October 5, 2009. "Mrs Cold" and "Boat Behind" have been released as radio singles in some countries.

The album was pre-released on September 21 for Spotify premium subscribers. It was released in selected countries (such as Poland) on September 28, 2009.[9]

In Italy the album reached Gold status.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "24-25"   3:38
2. "Mrs. Cold"   3:11
3. "Me in You"   3:09
4. "Boat Behind"   3:41
5. "Rule My World"   3:31
6. "My Ship Isn't Pretty"   3:47
7. "Renegade"   4:16
8. "Power of Not Knowing"   2:23
9. "Peacetime Resistance"   2:54
10. "Freedom and Its Owner"   3:24
11. "Riot on an Empty Street"   3:59
12. "Second to Numb"   3:40
13. "Scars on Land"   3:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence". Paris DJs. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/declaration-of-dependence/kings-of-convenience
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim (2009-10-20). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ "BBC Music review". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ "The Boston Globe review". Boston.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork review". Pitchfork.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ Ashurst, Hari (2009-10-22). "Drowned In Sound review". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ "Pitchfork: New Release: Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence". Pitchfork.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ "Declaration of Dependence - Kings of Convenience za 53,99 zł" (in Polish). empik.com. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2012-06-23.