Review: Calvin Harris, ’18 Months’

Review: Calvin Harris, ’18 Months’: Aidin Vaziri | With a little help from Rihanna, Scottish electronic music producer Calvin Harris clinched one of the biggest pop anthems in the world last year, “We Found Love.” He follows it up with an album loaded with similarly famous friends and vertigo-inducing beats. Most of it sounds immediately familiar because, frankly, over the past few months these songs have been inescapable, from Harris’ surging solo hit, “Feel So Close,” to his workout club staple featuring Ne-Yo, “Let’s Go.” Unlike his first two albums, where he witheringly handled all the vocal duties, the DJ smartly yields the microphone here to the likes of Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal and Kelis. But the best track, “Sweet Nothing,” stars Florence Welch – possibly the only person who has a voice big enough to temper his maddeningly manic rhythms.


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