The Heights by Knox Hamilton

Who Should Buy This: Alternative music fans, happy people, and anyone looking for music to make you move and help your soul shine.
Album: The Heights
Artist: Knox Hamilton
Genre: alternative, pop, rock
Music Rating: 10/10
Lyrics Rating: 8/10
Overall: 
9/10
Sounds Like: Bad Suns, COIN, Colony House
Best thing About this Album: the infectious and joyous energy infused musically into each track
One thing I wish was different: I personally would’ve loved to see a bit more technicality in some of the lyrics, but that’s really not the point of the piece.
Website: Knox Hamilton

Tracks: 13
Favorites: Washed Up Together, Pretty Way to Fight, Work It Out, Rightfully So
Singles: Washed Up Together, Never My Love, Pretty Way to Fight

This is a playlist of songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole album. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.

Knox Hamilton are storming onto the scene with their debut LP “The Heights”, and with their 2015 EP “How’s Your Mind” preceding it (and featuring predominantly on the album), nobody is surprised at the epic success. The album features a wide range of musical influence and has plenty of variety and nuance, yet maintains cohesion and manages to stay squarely in the forefront of alternative innovation.

The unabating and energetic bursts of positivity on display might trick you into thinking that the album is full of frivolity, but a closer look will reveal a surprising and refreshing amount of substance hiding underneath the surface as well. Overall, I’m not sure we could’ve asked for a better full-length introduction to a band that is certainly going to be one to watch.

Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album!

“It was a priceless place.” — We Get Back

“Be what you want if it makes you happy.” — Washed Up Together

“I saw your face in a crowded place.” — Set It on Fire

“I love every song that reminds me of you, and you’re the closest thing that I’ll ever be to getting lost in hell or heaven.” — Call Me Up

“We were bright in the right light.” — Pretty Way to Fight

“Future, hope you understand ain’t no time for making plans.” — How’s Your Mind

“I know what you’re doing when you’re falling apart.” — Work It Out

“You ask me if there will come a time when I grow tired of you. Never, my love.” — Never My Love

“Love isn’t meant to be alone. Doesn’t matter where you’re going. Where you’re going, I’ll go.” — Rightfully So

“In a better life, you would be my sight for sore eyes.” — Sight for Sore Eyes

“Finding that I don’t carry the weight of the world alone.” — Back Porch

“I barely missed you at all last night.” — Barely Missed You

“I don’t want to get used to not having you around.” — The Heights

That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Knox Hamilton by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)

And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.

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2 thoughts on “The Heights by Knox Hamilton

  • March 15, 2017 at 5:25 am
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    Hi Anie, I feel like you just through a bucket of pure music gold at me!
    Love that good vibe feeling it give throughout this album, so far my favorite song is Sight for Sore Eyes
    When I started listing to this album, I had that deja vu feeling and then realized I had been listening to Washed Up Together from your Spotify playlist.
    I all so feel like is would be an awesome road trip album.
    thank you once again for sharing

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    • March 15, 2017 at 7:44 am
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      Agreed! I’m so, so glad you’re loving it as much as me, and that’s so fun that you got to piece together the whole picture of the band from what you already knew! Wholeheartedly agree on the road-trip thing. In fact . . . I need to add some Knox Hamilton to my Spotify Road Trip playlist.

      You’re the best, Brendon. Thanks for the comment and for the love!

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