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Quiet Is The New Loud


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 1 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B000056MYN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,894 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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 West Hill
11. The Passenger
12. Parallel Lines

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By A Customer on July 6 2004
Format: Audio CD
The only good thing that came out of a 1/2 hearted relationship that I had was hearing this cd. I could listen to it all day. This cd has bottled my emotions and let me revisit them again and again.
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By Stacy Cochrell on Oct. 19 2003
Format: Audio CD
You can always judge a CD by its first, second, and last songs. Quiet is the new loud? Well, I heard it loud and clear. These two guys can really use accoustic guitars and evocative lyrics to express such emotion. The cords will have you floored, especially on "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From" and "Parallel Lines".
Don't be afraid to buy this CD only to like a few songs...You will have the calming music haunting you, begging to be listened to again. And if 'Quiet' is not loud enough for you or you love 'Quiet' try 'Versus'. They remixed most of the songs to be sound more upbeat, putting you in a good mood while driving.
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By A Customer on Oct. 16 2003
Format: Audio CD
Modern Folk is always good...and what's even better is modern folk with those lovable European voices (Belle and Sebastian, Nick Drake, etc) that we all love. Good stuff.
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By A Customer on July 17 2003
Format: Audio CD
Perfect as a gentle wake-up call in the morning, great companion for a sunny afternoon break, or in the evening as if you're endearing yourself to a lovely serenade (or for moments of contemplation). Spend listening to it alone or better yet with your special someone by your side. A kind of a wild card for such a "quiet" album... I love it.
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Format: Audio CD
I commonly surf Amazon.com to find new bands and new music. After looking at what other albums people who bought Beck's Sea Change, Nick Drake's Pink Moon, and others, I came across Kings of Convenience's Quiet is the New Loud. At first, I dismissed the disc as too folky for my taste and a Simon and Garfunkel wanna be. Fortunately for me, I sat down at a local record store, listened to the entire album, and purchase it fifteen seconds thereafter. Think of Simon and Garfunkel sitting down with Nick Drake over a case of cognac and coming up with this ablum. Rest assured, Kings of Convenience have their own unique sound which blends brilliantly with their subtle, sweeping voices. Along with superior acoustic arrangements, add a cello, some piano riffs, and you have a truly amazing arrangement of melodies. Since I purchased it, I've been listening to this album on repeat and have yet to get even remotely tired of it.
If you don't purchase this album, you're only neglecting yourself and the amazing music that surrounds us everyday.
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By Jared Wright on June 10 2003
Format: Audio CD
Quite possibly the most beautiful and subtle music made in recent years. Kings of Convenience is true proof that modern American musicians just cannot compare to the one's over seas. Two men able to play a myriad of instruments and sing with more passion and harmony than just about any of their musical predecesors is definatly worth your time. Not only is their sound astounding, but their lyrics equally well thought and meaningfull. Although they may not be for all tastes, no one can disbute the relaxing and inspiring disposition their music creates. Fans of Simon & Garfunkel, Belle & Sabastian, and even the Everly Brothers will find something in Kings of Convenience.
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Format: Audio CD
Kings of Convenience are two Norwegians named Erlend and Eirik, and "Quiet is the New Loud" is their first album. It is a group of recordings oddly reminiscent of any number of precedents - Simon & Garfunkel are the obvious reference, but so are Belle & Sebastien and Nick Drake - without ever actually sounding like anything else at all. Indeed, one of the strange effects of this nearly ephemeral folk-pop is its evasiveness. Instrumentation, for example, gets absorbed into the total effect; every time I hear "Toxic Girl" I'm surprised to discover it has drums. I remember it being just singing and guitar. In fact, each track has drums, electric guitar, sometimes on up to cellos and orchestration. The effects are hardly obvious.
This goes for the group itself: two Norwegians who sound like Englishmen, accompanying themselves on multi-tracked recordings done largely in Liverpool. Given its recording location, the whole album seems almost a deliberate reversal of The Beatles's "The Ballad of John and Yoko," where Lennon and McCartney produced the whole band's sound by themselves. The album cover - a picture of Erlend and Eirik with a female friend (perhaps Daisy Simons who co-wrote one of the tracks) next to some fjord-side boathouse - even looks like a Beatles-era artifact reprised. (Norwegian Wood, anyone?). The Kings of Convenience seem intent on using the whole panoply of studio effects and instrumentation towards the end of making as quiet an album as possible. The title is not arbitrary, nor even merely descriptive; it is a manifesto. The sentiment isn't new of course; it's fundamental to mid-twentieth century avant-garde aesthetics. "Less is more" was Mises Van der Rohe's motto. But the real success of the Kings' sound is that it doesn't actually come across as minimalist.
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By 30nothing on Oct. 13 2002
Format: Audio CD
it certainly is quiet, which makes the lyrics stand out more, and that is a problem because there isn't much substance. Sounds like the work of a singer / songwriter / coffeehouse performer who is trying to convince all the retro girls just how sensitive he is. Well, at least it's quiet and it probably won't harm anyone.
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