Norway's answer to Simon And Garfunkel strike gold again with a second quality album of splendid folk-pop. Enjoyment of this record depends very much upon whether you liked 2002's 'Quiet Is The New Loud', a crisp, polished affair where each plucked guitar string resonates whilst Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Oye provide the low and high vocal range respectively. 'Riot On An Empty Street' is basically more of the same but with a few novel touches taken on board this time. Firstly there's the addition of another vocalist in fellow Norwegian who brings the finale 'The Build-Up' home with her wonderful husky tones, then there's some light funk guitars on 'Love Is No Big Truth'. They fare less well with the almost self-consciously poppy 'I'd Rather Dance With You'. The best songs, however, are those which stick to the tried and tested formula whether it's the rambling 'Stay Out Of Trouble' or finely crafted singer songwriter fare like 'Misread' or 'Cayman Islands'. Sometimes more of the same is the best option.