Riot on an Empty Street

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Riot on an Empty Street
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Studio album by Kings of Convenience
Released June 21, 2004
Recorded Sept. 2003-Mar 2004
Genre Indie pop
Length 44:26
Label Astralwerks
Producer Kings of Convenience
Davide Bertolini
Kings of Convenience chronology
Versus
(2001)
Riot on an Empty Street
(2004)
Declaration of Dependence
(2009)

Riot on an Empty Street is the second album from Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience. It features two song collaborations with Canadian musician Feist. It peaked at #2 in Norway, #3 in Italy (staying in the chart for a year) and #49 in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Homesick" – 3:13
  2. "Misread" – 3:08
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - guitar, lead vocals, piano
    • Tobias Hett - viola
    • Siri Hilmen - cello
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass
  3. "Cayman Islands" – 3:02
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, high vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, low vocals
    • Siri Hilmen - cello, arrangement
  4. "Stay Out of Trouble" – 5:04
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, low vocals, arrangement
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, high vocals, arrangement
    • Tobias Hett - viola, arrangement
    • Siri Hilmen - cello (outro), arrangement
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass, arrangement
  5. "Know-How" - (Eirik Glambek Bøe, Erlend Øye, Feist) – 3:58
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - guitar, lead vocals, piano
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, harmony vocals, drums
    • Feist - lead vocals (outro)
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass
  6. "Sorry or Please" – 3:47
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - guitar, harmony vocals, piano, arrangement
    • Erlend Øye - banjo, lead vocals, trumpet, drums, arrangement
    • Gary Peterson - trumpet, arrangement
    • Tobias Hett - viola, arrangement
    • Davide Bertolini - upright bass, arrangement
  7. "Love Is No Big Truth" – 3:48
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - guitar, high vocals, banjo, piano, drums
    • Erlend Øye - guitar, low vocals
    • Davide Bertolini - bass
  8. "I'd Rather Dance with You" – 3:29
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - guitar, second lead vocals, bass, piano, percussion
    • Erlend Øye - bass, first lead vocals, piano, drums
    • Tobias Hett - viola
    • Peter Kates - additional cymbals and hi-hat
  9. "Live Long" - (music: Eirik Glambek Bøe, Erlend Øye/lyrics: Are Glambek Bøe) – 2:57
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - guitar, lead vocals, piano
    • Erlend Øye - harmony vocals
    • John-Arild Suther - trombone
    • Are Glambek Bøe - lyrics
    • Petter Alexander Olsen - creative consultant
  10. "Surprise Ice" – 4:23
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - nylon string guitar, lead vocals
    • Erlend Øye - steel string guitar, harmony vocals
  11. "Gold in the Air of Summer" – 3:33
    • Eirik Glambek Bøe - piano, high vocals, arpeggios
    • Erlend Øye - guitar, low vocals
    • Davide Bertolini - bowed bass
    • John-Arild Suther - trombone
  12. "The Build-Up" (Eirik Glambek Bøe, Erlend Øye, Feist) – 4:05
    • Erlend Øye - guitar, lead vocals, drums
    • Feist - outro vocals
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Guardian Unlimited 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[4]
Stylus Magazine B+[5]

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