Calvin Harris should stop making music immediately

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AND SLEEPING WITH WOMEN IN THE PAST

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

Which jobbing indie band's parents would you travel back in time to have sex with?

Matt DC, Friday, 14 August 2009 11:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Gay Dad" indeed

unban dictionary (blueski), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Come tweet wiv me"

Been digging his tweets immensely. Thanks Mike!

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've got love for you unless your mum fucked a journo in the 80s, the 80s

vain_bowers, Friday, 14 August 2009 11:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

apparently he debuts on the hot 100 this week with one of his own tracks ;_; rihanna what have you done

teledyldonix, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

tired of hearing that damn chintzy circus organ all the time

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

title of thread still applies

never gonna forgive rihanna for this tbh

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rev OTM

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess we should get used to it

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

tired of hearing that damn chintzy circus organ all the time

yesss but this is like the definition of "grooving" for certain people

fauxmarc, Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what you guys would be saying had you been around for La Bouche, The Real McCoy and Captain Hollywood Project

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

(although "Feel So Close" is pretty much terrible)

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what you guys would be saying had you been around for La Bouche, The Real McCoy and Captain Hollywood Project

― (thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:06 AM Bookmark

iirc my thoughts on all this stuff at the time was "when are they playing Coolio again?"

I fux w/ "Sweet Dreams" and "Another Night" (tho I always thought this sounded like a Coke jingle) and maaaaaaaaaaayyyybe "Be My Lover" tho

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't figure out if la bouche and the real mccoy are supposed to really be a defense of this (or anything)

fauxmarc, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

it's basically "look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

"look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"

I immediately vote for this as the replacement slogan for "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck you Dan, "Children" is a classic *takes ball and goes home*

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

I mean, in the interest of full disclosure I never understood why everyone despised "Children" either but Miles such a good stand-in for "commercially successful dance dude that dance people seem to hate with terrifying and unhealthy fervor"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's basically "look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"

Dan obviously doesn't remember the mass group suicides of the 90s.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i loved "children" and "one & one"

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

still do

calvin harris could never

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am a big fan of "another night" to be honest

teledyldonix, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

"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 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

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

1 year passes...

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

11 months pass...

"thinking about you" is such a good song

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:06 (6 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 (6 months ago) Permalink

fukk yes

rhyme heals all goons (m bison), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (6 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 (6 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i'm sort of into "summer"

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 May 2014 01:15 (4 months ago) Permalink

video for it is garbage

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Monday, 5 May 2014 02:31 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago) Permalink

not into "summer" at all

dyl, Monday, 5 May 2014 16:01 (4 months ago) Permalink

i enjoy like 50% of his singles COME AT ME

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 5 May 2014 16:35 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago) Permalink


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