Calvin Harris album review

18 Months

2/5
He may be known for giving pop a euphoric edge, but does one album really need 27 ravey, face-melting build-ups? (Yes, we actually counted.) While Harris is as desperate as an armed robber to get hands in the
air, his third album neglects some basics – namely variety, originality and songcraft. It doesn’t help that six of the 15 songs (such as Rihanna-collab ‘We Found Love’) are more than a year old. Of the newer bangers, Dizzee and Tinie Tempah bring some verbal London swagger, but ultimately 18 Months reeks of an insecure man in the DJ booth, desperate for constant signs of life from his audience.

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