Taylor Knox - Love (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 MB | 00:39:33
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Cadence Music
Toronto based indie rocker Taylor Knox has released his debut full length record, Love. Following his 2015 debut EP, Lines, Knox looks to expand his song writing and unique style across the length of a full album, making this record a definite hit amongst the city’s hipsters and indie crowd. Opening with “Wishing Well”, I was immediately, and pleasantly, surprised to hear thick, crunching, and fuzzy guitars leading the song in a rhythmic pulse as Knox emerges in a mellow and airy presence. His soft voice is a great contrast to the distortion of the guitars and creates a unique push and pull between modern and retro. Knox’s heavy use of guitars can be heard throughout the album, specifically on tracks like “The Stars”- which includes more crunchy chords, and a handful of funky lines- the dragging heaviness of “Love Love Love”, and The Beatles inspired “Sun”. These are among the strongest tracks on Love– especially the hard hitting blues of “Love Love Love”- largely due to their ability to seamlessly blur the lines between genres to make a slight innovation to the style of indie rock and pop.