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
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]

All tracks written by Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe, except where noted.

  1. "24-25" - 3:38
  2. "Mrs. Cold" - 3:06
  3. "Me In You" - 3:09
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals, piano
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, backing vocals
  4. "Boat Behind" - (Eirik Glambek Bøe, Erlend Øye, Davide Bertolini, Tobias Hett) - 3:41
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, low vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, high vocals
    • Tobias Hett - viola
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass
  5. "Rule My World" - 3:32
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, high (verse) and low (chorus) vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, low (verse) and high (chorus) vocals
  6. "My Ship Isn't Pretty" - 3:47
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, backing vocals
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass
  7. "Renegade" - 4:16
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar
  8. "Power Of Not Knowing" - 2:23
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - steel string guitar, low vocals
    • Erlend Øye - nylon string guitar, high vocals
  9. "Peacetime Resistance" - (Glambek Bøe, Øye, Bertolini, Hett) - 2:54
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, backing vocals
    • Tobias Hett - viola
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass
  10. "Freedom And Its Owner" - 3:23
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals, piano
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, backing vocals
  11. "Riot On An Empty Street" - 4:07
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, high (verse) and low (chorus) vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, low (verse) and high (chorus) vocals
  12. "Second To Numb" - 3:37
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - steel string guitar, low vocals
    • Erlend Øye - nylon string guitar, high vocals
  13. "Scars On Land" - 3:42
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, backing vocals

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. ^ 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.