Calvin Harris should stop making music immediately

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Andy I'm so glad you agree. I despise him.

Tim F, Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

"It annoys me some DJs are getting paid five times as much as us when we are a proper band and they're only playing other people's records."


max, Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

but i like "acceptable in the 80s"

max, Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

really boring on tv

RJG, Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

I forgot Carl Cox existed till this thread. Is he still big in Europe? I’d expect not ...

Mr. Goodman, Sunday, 23 September 2007 20:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, the sheer assholery of that DJ comment...

Telephone thing, Sunday, 23 September 2007 21:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes, everyone knows that playing records is harder than making them, so why shouldn't DJs get paid five times more?

moley, Sunday, 23 September 2007 22:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

carl cox doesn't get paid more because of what he does on stage. he gets paid more because he can draw 10 times as many people.

elan, Monday, 24 September 2007 03:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

I caught the last few songs of his LA set last week, and didn't think it was that bad. Sort of had a 90s dance/LCD Jr. vibe to his songs. I did notice that the club was 18+, and most of the crowd did not have over 21 wristbands, which I think says a lot about his demographic.

naus, Monday, 24 September 2007 06:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also, way more females than males in attendance, and most looked like they hadn't been to an indie club before. Led me to believe that he must be getting a huge MySpace/MTVU push.

naus, Monday, 24 September 2007 06:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

calvin harris - scotland's disgrace pt. 48.

carl cox is STILL massive.

stirmonster, Monday, 24 September 2007 07:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Are there any mega-big name 90s DJs who aren't still massive? It's like they can go out of fashion as much as they want and still draw big crowds.

Matt DC, Monday, 24 September 2007 08:35 (ten years ago) Permalink


Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Led me to believe that he must be getting a huge MySpace/MTVU push

along with a nice line in DFS sofas ..

mark e, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:24 (ten years ago) Permalink


1. playing in a real band? big whup, what fucken difference does it make? I think almost anybody would rather hear a good DJ set than a shit band

2. he is a poor imitation of mylo, who is a poor imitation of Les Rythmes Digitales

3. he jumped on the electro/80s revival bandwagon at least 5 years too late

4. he is a stupid twat

max r, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ all 4 points OTM

But I do like Acceptable in the 80s...

Colonel Poo, Friday, 28 September 2007 15:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Calvin Harris OTM

everything, Friday, 28 September 2007 16:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

a bunch of my friends are really digging this guy, but i gave the album a spin and was thoroughly unimpressed. it's getting massive college radio play. maybe some good remixes would make it more palatable.

Emily Bjurnhjam, Saturday, 29 September 2007 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

emily, play your friends "darkdancer" by Les Rythmes Digitales from 1999.

max r, Saturday, 29 September 2007 02:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i went back to my college a couple weekends ago for homecoming and this shit was playing all over. wtf

deej, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 05:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

I thought he was very funny in this Metro mini-interview

Alba, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

4. he is a stupid twat

-- max r, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:27 (1 month ago) Bookmark Link

^^^this dude was frequently otm, whatever happened to him?

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I couldn’t stand that J-Lo song with the saxophone all the way through, Get Right. That was bad."


That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

just read this on wikipedia about the "Acceptable in the 80s" video:

The music video features many references of the time; the stereotypical large hairstyles, bright dayglo colours and bizarrely, scientists dissecting what appears to be an otter, products of which are used by a hair stylist, TV chef, and to heal a grazed knee. The video is directed by Woof Wan-Bau.

this could be a number of things I suppose; is he saying that BACK THEN animal testing and vivisection were (more) acceptable, that there wasn't as much environmental consciousness as today? I love it that someone called Woof Wan-Bau exists.

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think it was more that people just hated otters in the 80s, as they were associated with the (then) embarrassing 70s (Tarka The Otter, Ring Of Bright Water etc.)

Alba, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

(actually Ring Of Bright Water came out in 1969, but we all know the 70s began in 1968)

Alba, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

we have some songs of his on the work ipod, one where he is singing about "electro man" is a mix of the "electro boy" song from the mighty boosh and that one belle & sebastian dance track, sung by the dude from david devant and his spirit wife. really really bad.

r1o natsume, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe Calvin Harris is just trolling.

Noodle Vague, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

'In My Arms' from the forthcoming Kylie album is quite good.

Popture, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

So's her cover of "Love is the Drug."

jaymc, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

bentley rhythm ace of 2007

pc user, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 22:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

some good stuff alright. he's otm about that j-lo song.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 23:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

he's rubbish

RJG, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 09:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Chart star Calvin Harris has lost seven months of work on his new album in baggage problems at Heathrow.

The dance musician, from Dumfries, in the south of Scotland, was returning to the UK from America when the bag containing his laptop went missing.

A spokeswoman for his record company confirmed it contained the only copy of work on Mr Harris' second album.

His first release - I Created Disco - was a top 10 hit and carried the debut single Acceptable in the 80s.

The album's success led to him working with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kylie Minogue, for whom he wrote the forthcoming single In My Arms in his bedroom on a 15-year-old computer.

A spokeswoman for Columbia Records confirmed that the lost laptop contained several new songs the DJ and musician had been working on.

"He has lost the only copy of the new album," she said.

"It is a big cause for concern - months of work have gone into that."

She said it would not affect his live performances as they did not involve the use of the laptop.

However, it could set back work on a new album for some time.

"They have offered about £750 in compensation," said the spokeswoman.

"You can't really put a price on something like a new record."

Flights cancelled

British Airways has said its priority is to reunite passengers with their luggage as soon as possible.

More than 400 volunteer staff have been working to deal with the situation.

Thousands of bags were caught in a backlog after the opening of the new T5 terminal at Heathrow this week.

Numerous flights were cancelled due to problems with the baggage handling system.

British Airways has admitted that the chaos surrounding the opening of Terminal 5 has so far cost about £16 million.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

there is a god

fandango, Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought this thread was about beat happening

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 3 April 2008 18:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh no that sucks! "Acceptable in the 80s" was pretty good but "The Girls" had the girls going wild! That song is hot.

I never checked the full album to be honest but I can't believe he would keep his entire new one on just one laptop. Way to suck, British Airways!

Rob Threezy, Thursday, 3 April 2008 18:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is totally a dog-ate-my-homework story, and is Harris's excuse for not yet having churned out the follow up Columbia is no doubt pestering him for so they can rush release it before everyone gets (even more) sick of him.

JimD, Thursday, 3 April 2008 18:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah as much as i would like this to be true, what kind of mongtard doesn't back that shit up?

blueski, Friday, 4 April 2008 13:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

He should just steal Laromlab's album and pass it off as his own.

chap, Friday, 4 April 2008 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Has Dom been moonlighting as a baggage handler at Terminal 5?

Tom D., Friday, 4 April 2008 13:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

of course he has another copy. its just a load of PR gumph aint it.

mark e, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Was about to say the same. If it was really the case they'd be suitably embarrassed to not issue a fucking press release about it

DJ Mencap, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Perhaps he did a song with Naomi Campbell and she wasn't too keen on it.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Maybe the record label is trying to get extra compensation from british airways

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

That would be hilarious so I hope you're right

DJ Mencap, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anyone tech-savvy enough to make good electronic music knows to back shit up. What a jackoff.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

yep, he is like some vile British public school James Murphy

Noodle Vague, Friday, 4 April 2008 15:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Well, this song with Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris, it's quite good.

zeus, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 10:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's awful. the way the bassline so wants to be a classic bounce, and fails by so much, makes me cringe.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 10:38 (nine years 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 (three years ago) Permalink

fukk yes

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

one month passes...

i'm sort of into "summer"

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

video for it is garbage

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

not into "summer" at all

dyl, Monday, 5 May 2014 16:01 (three years ago) Permalink

i enjoy like 50% of his singles COME AT ME

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 5 May 2014 16:35 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

haim, big sean, gwen stefani & tinashe on the new one

snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 05:40 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

haim song on this album is the best thing he's done since 'acceptable in the '80s'

maura, Saturday, 28 February 2015 19:09 (two years ago) Permalink

hmmm wrong, that would be his Armani photoshoot

bae sremmurd (monotony), Saturday, 28 February 2015 22:11 (two years ago) Permalink


dyl, Sunday, 1 March 2015 01:30 (two years ago) Permalink

only good thing dom ever did was the title of this thread

lex pretend, Sunday, 1 March 2015 10:12 (two years ago) Permalink

it still applies obviously

lex pretend, Sunday, 1 March 2015 10:12 (two years ago) Permalink

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