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Has Calvin Harris Released The Best Pop Album of 2017?

The most talked about album of 2017 so far has just dropped and it was definitely worth the hype. The fifth and probably most different album from Calvin Harris includes an exciting feature list, funk influence, and nearly 40 mins of memorable tunes. Below I will talk about my favourites from the album, not in any particular order.

“Slide” Featuring Frank Ocean & Migos

The first single released from the album -and definitely a strong one- is very memorable, fun and energetic. Featuring quite different sides of both Frank Ocean and Migos whilst also giving us the first glimpse of what Calvin had in store for the rest of the album.

“Feels” Featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean

The fourth and last single released two weeks prior to the album features Pharrell Williams & Katy Perry. The best part of this track is when the third verse is about to begin and the instrumental changes to match Big Sean‘s style.

“Cash Out” Featuring Schoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, & D.R.A.M.

This loaded collaboration throws you into a very 80’s influenced verse from Schoolboy Q. The chorus from PARTYNEXTDOORStarrah compliments the tune very well. The second verse continues the theme talking of the lifestyle in the 80s. In the last half of the song D.R.A.M. takes over to brings down the tempo to give a refreshing 70’s induced verse.

“Prayers Up” Featuring Travis Scott & A-Trak

Usually I’m not the biggest fan of either Travis Scott or A-Trak but this is by far my favourite track on the album. Vocals from Scott are a nice touch to the very interesting instrumental filled with lots of variety, interesting sample selection, and vinyl scratching. The outro is arguably some of the most unique work from Calvin Harris on this album and is sure to interest a lot of music nerds more than the average listener.

“Faking It” Featuring Kehlani & Lil Yachty

This track features a complimenting chorus from Kehlani and wild verse from Lil Yachty. Same deal with Travis Scott here, I’m not a Lil Yachty fan or even his style of hip hop but this track gets me hitting replay every time.

Whilst this album might not be a musically groundbreaking album, it’s a very well made and memorable pop album that I am sure people and I will certainly revisit for years to come, 8/10 from me.

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