Quiet Is the New Loud

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Quiet is the New Loud
Studio album by Kings of Convenience
Released March 6, 2001
Genre Indie pop, alternative rock
Length 45:05
Label Astralwerks
Producer Kings of Convenience
Ken Nelson
Kings of Convenience chronology
Quiet Is the New Loud

Quiet Is the New Loud is the debut album from Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10) [3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kings of Convenience, except where noted.

  1. "Winning a Battle, Losing the War"
  2. "Toxic Girl"
  3. "Singing Softly to Me"
  4. "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From"
  5. "Failure"
  6. "The Weight of My Words"
  7. "The Girl From Back Then"
  8. "Leaning Against the Wall"
  9. "Little Kids"
  10. "Summer on the Westhill"
  11. "The Passenger"
  12. "Parallel Lines" (Daisy Simons, Kings of Convenience)

Bonus tracks

  1. "Manhattan Skyline (cover of A-ha's Manhattan Skyline)"
  2. "Envoy"
  3. "Once Around the Block"


Kings of Convenience
  • Erlend Øye - Steel string guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, percussion, string arrangements, harmony vocals, lead vocals (track 5)
  • Eirik Glambek Bøe - Nylon string guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, string arrangements, lead vocals (all but track 5)
Additional musicians
  • Ian Bracken - Cello (tracks 4, 5, 8, 10)
  • Matt McGeever - Cello (track 1)
  • Ben Dumville - Trumpet (track 3)
  • Tarjei Strøm - Drum fills (track 5)