The Kings of Convenience
Riot on an Empty Street

Astralwerks
2004
B+
Reviewed by: Nick Mims
Reviewed on: 2004-12-16



Posted 12/16/2004 - 12:17:36 PM by tttTJ3ttt:
 If you have Simon & Garfunkel, early Pink Floyd, Donovan, &/or The Carpenters with or without a penchant for chess, then this album is supremely unneccessary. If you are looking for a more contemporary album to listen to while drinking hazelnut cappuccinos and watching a rain shower from the porch, then Iron & Wine's "The Creek Drank The Cradle" is infinitely better.If you have Simon & Garfunkel, early Pink Floyd, Donovan, &/or The Carpenters with or without a penchant for chess, then this album is supremely unnecessary. If you are looking for a more contemporary album to listen to while drinking hazelnut cappuccinos and watching a rain shower from the porch, then Iron & Wine's "The Creek Drank The Cradle" is infinitely better.
 
Posted 12/17/2004 - 02:27:18 AM by IanMathers:
 And conversely, if this album gets to you first and finds a place in your life, you may find that you have no need of Simon & Garfunkel, early Pink Floyd, Donovan, The Carpenters or even Iron & Wine. It's all the context you wind up hearing it in.