"Another Night" is brilliant. That bit near the end with the crazy little synth arpeggio behind Olaf's rap is one of the best all time house party moments.
it's more, people are having this hysterical overreaction to this dude as if he's some brand new circle of awful hell rather than someone who is pretty clearly operating in a paradigm that's been sending hits to the charts for 20 years
Pretty much all of my issues with Harris are tied up with his voice and persona, which were heavily prevalent on "I Like The Girls" and "Born In The 80s"; those records really were some brand new circle of awful hell. He was a dickhead in interviews and the like at that time as well.
Fear and loathing seem somewhat overdone if he's just producing chintzy circus organ dance-pop now, but if he opens his mouth on the new record then all bets are off.
― Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
lol @ this being a carbon copy of "We Found Love" with Ne-Yo subbing in for Rihanna
― Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
I just looked at his wikipedia page... that "Sweet Nothing" song is getting some radio play in the US and aside from the horrible Rihanna song it's his highest charting single. But in the UK his last six songs have gone 2-2-2-2-1-6 and both albums #1. Is he totally unavoidable on UK radio/in clubs etc?
― skip, Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
i don't know if actual djs in actual clubs actually play him but yeah he's all over the radio, drinking from the bottle being the current irritant
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
I can't imagine any DJ with any kind of rep ever playing Calvin Harris, but he's probably ubiquitous in high street nightclubs (ie most of the clubs in the UK).
― Matt DC, Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
"thinking about you" is such a good song
― le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:06 (11 months ago) Permalink
yeah it's much better than his other recent stuff, i was actually surprised it was him. naturally it is not getting nearly as much american radio play as his other songs did.
― dyl, Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (11 months ago) Permalink
― rhyme heals all goons (m bison), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (11 months ago) Permalink
gr8 song, esp for the 278th single off that record, possibly the best 278th single ever?
― a commentary on self-absorbed youth culture in the social media age (zachlyon), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:19 (11 months ago) Permalink
i'm sort of into "summer"
― le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 May 2014 01:15 (9 months ago) Permalink
video for it is garbage
― ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Monday, 5 May 2014 02:31 (9 months ago) Permalink
horrifyingly, i kind of enjoy the rita ora single which is his handiwork i think *ducks*
― ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Monday, 5 May 2014 02:32 (9 months ago) Permalink
"Summer" is ok but seems like a rewrite of "Feel So Close" (which I kind of liked *ducks*)
― Vinnie, Monday, 5 May 2014 13:14 (9 months ago) Permalink
the synth line of the chorus to summer is beyond parody, like something from page 2 of "john thompson's elementary guide to the piano"
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 5 May 2014 14:36 (9 months ago) Permalink
not into "summer" at all
― dyl, Monday, 5 May 2014 16:01 (9 months ago) Permalink
i enjoy like 50% of his singles COME AT ME
― linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 5 May 2014 16:35 (9 months ago) Permalink
'summer' is aite. i still think 'i'm not alone' is the best, such a dumb song i love
― rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 5 May 2014 18:05 (9 months ago) Permalink
it's my favorite by him too, tho i heard it again recently and i would say it has lost some of its appeal
― dyl, Monday, 5 May 2014 20:45 (9 months ago) Permalink
haim, big sean, gwen stefani & tinashe on the new one http://www.stereogum.com/1709814/haim-tinashe-gwen-stefani-featured-on-calvin-harris-motion/news/
― snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 05:40 (4 months ago) Permalink
haim song on this album is the best thing he's done since 'acceptable in the '80s'
― maura, Saturday, 28 February 2015 19:09 (Yesterday) Permalink
hmmm wrong, that would be his Armani photoshoot
― bae sremmurd (monotony), Saturday, 28 February 2015 22:11 (Yesterday) Permalink
― dyl, Sunday, 1 March 2015 01:30 (9 hours ago) Permalink
only good thing dom ever did was the title of this thread
― lex pretend, Sunday, 1 March 2015 10:12 (46 minutes ago) Permalink
it still applies obviously