Editors’ Notes The debut album by the Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience was aptly titled, describing the philosophy behind their artistic approach while simultaneously challenging the world to a paradigm shift of sorts. Quiet Is the New Loud lent a contemporary voice to the echo of the American mid-century folk revival movement, focusing on sparse acoustic arrangements built around two guitars and two voices. Taking a page from Simon & Garfunkel, tracks like "Winning a Battle, Losing the War" are lyrical and potent, featuring close harmonies and counterpoint guitar parts. The more percussive, Brazilian-inspired guitar patterns on "Leaning Against the Wall" and "The Passenger" give the album a rounded currentness. For such delicate work, Quiet Is the New Loud is surprisingly substantial—a realized artistic statement that carries itself with heart and conviction.

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Winning a Battle, Losing the War
1
3:54
 
Toxic Girl
2
3:09
 
Singing Softly to Me
3
3:09
 
I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
4
4:37
 
Failure
5
3:33
 
The Weight of My Words
6
4:07
 
The Girl from Back Then
7
2:29
 
Leaning Against the Wall
8
3:18
 
Little Kids
9
3:46
 
Summer on the Westhill
10
4:33
 
The Passenger
11
3:13
 
Parallel Lines
12
5:11
 

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