10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his fifth studio album, Calvin Harris redefines the banger. As one of EDM’s most unstoppable forces, the Scottish DJ/producer made euphoric dance-pop a Top 40 staple by pairing passionate pop hooks with explosive house beats. But Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 is post-EDM, with a laidback vibe better suited to barbecues than bottle service. Packed with feel-good summer anthems, it draws from dancehall (“Skrt on Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)”), Motown (“Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)”), and breezy California hip-hop (“Holiday (feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend & Takeoff)”). Considering the guest list, there’s reason to believe Bounces reflects more than just a shift in Harris’ personal tastes: It’s a smooth and soulful forecast for where music is headed next.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On his fifth studio album, Calvin Harris redefines the banger. As one of EDM’s most unstoppable forces, the Scottish DJ/producer made euphoric dance-pop a Top 40 staple by pairing passionate pop hooks with explosive house beats. But Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 is post-EDM, with a laidback vibe better suited to barbecues than bottle service. Packed with feel-good summer anthems, it draws from dancehall (“Skrt on Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)”), Motown (“Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)”), and breezy California hip-hop (“Holiday (feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend & Takeoff)”). Considering the guest list, there’s reason to believe Bounces reflects more than just a shift in Harris’ personal tastes: It’s a smooth and soulful forecast for where music is headed next.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Ebanksd ,

Bringing his sound from Dance to Urban

Having seen lots of negative reviews it seems clear to me that those don't like the new urban flavour which is of course different to his usual dance music. Thankfully I love both genres so for me this is a superb album. 👏

Mount Racing Club ,

WHAT HAS HAPPENED??

My god! These are some of the worst songs I've ever heard! They are so bland and miserable! What has happened to the older songs like bounce and this is what you came for??? I really don't like this new style of your music!

foxyy29 ,

🔥

I've never been a fan of Calvin Harris until now, these tracks alone are some of the best ever in the music industry. He's right to claim he's working with the best musical talents in the business right now cos it's 100% true. Dope album. All these people saying "old calvin" gtfo, and actually experience some good music for once

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