Won't You Take Me With You

Daniel Knox - Won't You Take Me With You
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #81 / 513
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
2021 Ratings: #404
Liked by 8 people
January 15, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
H.P. Johnson Presents / Label
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Loud and Quiet
Across this striking record, he proves he is beyond capable of producing excellence; his is a majestic body of work that demands repeat listening.
Beats Per Minute

Such is the elegance and detail of Knox’s songwriting and voice – not to mention the exquisite instrumentation – that one can’t help but get swept up in it and extrapolate from it. In that regard, Won’t You Take Me With You is an unmitigated triumph from an artist who continues to dazzle and enthral with each release.

Daniel Knox has never been one to overdo his music. With albums such as his self-titled album and Chasecene, Knox mastered a fine balance between lavish instrumentation and a sound that lets lyrics take center stage. Despite the fact that Knox has been producing quality music for years, he remains one of the more underrated artists in his field, which is a real shame. However, with 'Won’t You Take Me With You' Knox may have just put out his best album to date, one that exuberates beauty ... read more
Some Nick Cave type beat
Shame's record is clearly the darkest album that dropped this week, but following that is the album which opens thusly: "I want to be right where I’m supposed to be
I want to kill everyone close to me
I want to wreck everything and then say that it’s mine
That’ll be fine"

But in order to grasp just how grim this record sounds, one must actually listen to it. Knox's vocals can be compared favorably to Scott Walker and his general sound can be compared to the likes of ... read more
The Doof 2021 hype train creaks and grumbles into life...with Mr Knox think big John Grant, Nick Cave, Honey Harper and my boy Rufus Wainwright all wrapped up into one unhappy package.

The cheese factor might be too high for you reprobates, but hopefully not...
This has its obvious influences for comparisons, but one person the lyrics call to mind is a certain Joshua Tillman. This album is a reminder that I don't like what a lot of you like, and I like what a lot of you don't like. I've felt a sense of dread lately (haven't we all?), and although it might seem counterintuitive this type of album is exactly the kind of thing I needed.
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Track List

  1. King of the Ball
  2. Vinegar Hill
  3. Fall Apart
  4. Fool in the Heart
  5. Girl from Carbondale
  6. Look at Me
  7. I Saw Someone Alone
  8. Lights Out
  9. No Horizon
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Added on: December 15, 2020