Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 – Review

Calvin Harris’ new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 has finally come out and I’m loving it! As a huge Calvin Harris fan I’ve been listening to it over the last few days and most of it is great!

  1. Slide ft. Frank Ocean, Migos
    This song was the lead single off the album and has such a great “California road-trip” vibe to it. 9/10
  2. Cash Out ft. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, D.R.A.M.
    This is the first song on the album that hasn’t been released as a single. It has a strange funky walking beat to it. 6/10
  3. Heatstroke ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande
    This song was released as the second single but not as good as other songs on the album despite the featured artists. 6/10
  4. Rollin ft. Future, Khalid
    One of the better songs on the album. Love the mix of Future & Khalid on the track. 7/10
  5. Prayers Up ft. Travis Scott, A-Trak
    Works with the album but not one I’ll have on repeat. 5/10
  6. Holiday ft. Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Takeoff
    I love pretty much anything with Snoop on it so that helps a ton and John Legend’s voice is incredible. 7/10
  7. Skrt On Me ft. Nicki Minaj
    Very heavily auto-tuned Nicki Minaj with very little rap and a not so memorable beat. 3/10
  8. Feels ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
    Obsessed with the combo of voices and Big Sean’s verse on this. 10/10
  9. Faking It ft. Kehlani, Lil Yachty
    Kehlani takes things to a slow-jam on this one. Very catchy and surprisingly one of the best tracks on the album as you don’t generally associate Calvin Harris and slow jams. 8/10
  10. Hard to Love ft. Jessie Reyez
    Another slow song that was unexpected. Chill and enjoyable. 7/10

Overall: 6.8/10*

* Disclaimer: I’m far from a music critic; I was just looking for an excuse to listen to this album again at work! 10/10 success!
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