Thursday, November 1

Album Of Last Month

Calvin Harris '18 Months' (Columbia)

When Calvin Harris first popped up, now a good five years ago, he was annoying; he wore big stripy sunglasses indoors before Kanye made them cool and released novel songs like being acceptable in the '80s. Then came 'I'm Not Alone', a stunning pre-Guetta electropop anthem that made the cool kids want to play with him; few of which were Rihanna, Example and Florence, who all appear in their own guises on '18 Months'. Via illegally addictive swishes and Harris rightly doing less of the singing, these are the best songs he's ever made. The few wasteful instrumentals on here stop this from being classic, but not from Harris being the man.