'The New Acoustic Movement' may have disappeared as quietly as it arrived but the legacy lives on in some of the biggest chart acts in the world today. Katie Melua, Damien Rice & their ilk have made gentle strumming & whimsy attractive & highly commercial - leaving their indie forefathers to scrabble for credibility. What place, then, for Kings Of Convenience in this new marketplace. Originators of this most delicate of genres, they produced one of 'The New Acoustic Movement's' defining records in their debut effort, 'Quiet Is The New Loud'. Having nearly lost Erland Oye to the dance underworld - Kings Of Convenience have reacquainted themselves with their roots to produce a sophomore effort that puts the Meluas of this world to shame. Opening with the Simon & Garfunkel-esque 'Homesick', 'Riot On An Empty Street' takes the listener on a magnificent voyage of intricate folk, shuffle heavy lounge & quaint indie & mixes them up on an album of wondrous charm. 'Riot On An Empty Street' is a joy from start to finish.