Quiet Is the New Loud

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Quiet is the New Loud
Kings of Convenience - Quiet Is the New Loud (cover).jpg
Studio album by Kings of Convenience
Released March 6, 2001
Genre
Length 44:59
Label Astralwerks
Producer Kings of Convenience, Ken Nelson
Kings of Convenience chronology
Quiet Is the New Loud
(2001)
Versus
(2001)

Quiet Is the New Loud is the debut album by Norwegian indie pop duo Kings of Convenience, released on March 6, 2001 by Astralwerks.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
NME 8/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 5.2/10[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]

Quiet Is the New Loud 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 71, based on 11 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Winning a Battle, Losing the War"     3:54
2. "Toxic Girl"     3:09
3. "Singing Softly to Me"     3:09
4. "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From"     4:37
5. "Failure"     3:33
6. "The Weight of My Words"     4:07
7. "The Girl from Back Then"     2:29
8. "Leaning Against the Wall"     3:18
9. "Little Kids"     3:46
10. "Summer on the Westhill"     4:33
11. "The Passenger"     3:13
12. "Parallel Lines"   5:11
Total length:
44:59

All songs written and composed by Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye, except "Manhattan Skyline" by Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar

Personnel[edit]

Kings of Convenience
  • Erlend Øye – steel string acoustic and electric guitars, harmony (all but 5) and lead (5) vocals, piano, drums, percussion, string arrangements
  • Eirik Glambek Bøe – nylon string acoustic and electric guitars, lead (all but 5) and harmony (5) vocals, piano, drums, string arrangements
Additional musicians
  • Ian Bracken – cello (4, 5, 8, 10)
  • Matt McGeever – cello (1)
  • Ben Dumville – trumpet (3)
  • Tarjei Strøm – drum fills (5)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Quiet Is the New Loud by Kings of Convenience". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Quiet Is the New Loud – Kings of Convenience". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Amazing grace". The Guardian. 26 January 2001. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Gardner, Noel (27 January 2001). "Kings Of Convenience : Quiet Is The New Loud". NME. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Juzwiak, Richard M. (6 March 2001). "Kings of Convenience: Quiet Is the New Loud". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Kings of Convenience: Quiet Is the New Loud". Q (174): 107. March 2001.