Declaration of Dependence

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Declaration of Dependence
KoC Declaration of Dependence.jpg
Studio album by Kings of Convenience
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded February 2007-June 2009[1]
Genre Indie pop, indie folk
Length 45:15
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)

Declaration of Dependence is the third album from Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience, their first album in five years.[2] 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.[3]

The album reached Gold status in Italy.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
BBC Music (positive)[6]
The Boston Globe (positive)[7]
Pitchfork.com (7.9/10)[8]
Drowned In Sound (6/10)[9]

Declaration of Dependence received mostly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 65, based on 18 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye

No. Title Length
1. "24-25"   3:38
2. "Mrs. Cold"   3:06
3. "Me in You"   3:09
4. "Boat Behind"   3:41
5. "Rule My World"   3:32
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"   3:23
11. "Riot on an Empty Street"   4:07
12. "Second to Numb"   3:37
13. "Scars on Land"   3:42
Total length:
45:15

Personnel[edit]

Kings of Convenience
  • Erlend Øye - Lead (2), co-lead (1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12) and backing (3, 6, 9, 10, 13) vocals, steel (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13) and nylon (2, 8, 12) string guitar
  • Eirik Glambek Bøe - Lead (3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13), co-lead (1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12) and backing (2) vocals, nylon (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13) and steel (2, 8, 12) string guitar, piano (3)
Additional personnel
  • Davide Bertolini - Upright bass (2, 4, 6, 9)
  • Tobias Hett - Viola (2, 4, 9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence". Paris DJs. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Pitchfork: New Release: Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence". Pitchfork.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Declaration of Dependence - Kings of Convenience za 53,99 zł" (in Polish). empik.com. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/declaration-of-dependence/kings-of-convenience
  5. ^ Sendra, Tim (2009-10-20). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "BBC Music review". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "The Boston Globe review". Boston.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ "Pitchfork review". Pitchfork.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ Ashurst, Hari (2009-10-22). "Drowned In Sound review". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Declaration of Dependence – Kings of Convenience". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 11, 2015.