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Whiny, polite and beautiful: Kings of Convenience's Peace or Love reviewed

3 July 2021

9:00 AM

3 July 2021

9:00 AM

Grade: A–

The problem with Norwegians is that they are so relentlessly, mind-numbingly pleasant. Well, OK, not Knut Hamsun or Vidkun Quisling. And probably not the deranged fascist murderer Anders Breivik either. But then maybe that’s what unrestrained, suffocating niceness does to a certain kind of person: they end up strapping on a machine gun, or yearning for Hitler.

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