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Funk Wav Bounces Vol.2

Calvin Harris

Funk Wav Bounces Vol.2

Sixth studio album from the Scottish EDM producer and DJ features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, Dua Lipa, Busta Rhymes, Justin Timberlake and more

ADM rating[?]

6.0

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
05/08/2022
US Release date
05/08/2022
  1. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Harris has yet again managed to craft an album that will be loved by longtime fans and newcomers alike for many years to come. It seems like this series of Funk Wav Bounces are really working for him, so let’s hope and pray that a third is on the way
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The super-producer's sixth album takes you on a journey to a star-studded boogie wonderland – with Dua Lipa, Justin Timberlake and more in tow
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    With the help of an A-List cast including Dua Lipa and Justin Timberlake, Harris’ first album in five years is a sure summer smash
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  4. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Calvin Harris injects summer into Funk Wav Bounces Vol.2
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  5. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Everyone from Dua Lipa to Justin Timberlake to Snoop Dogg is on board for a very smooth ride
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  6. 6.0 |   Clash

    It does what it says on the tin
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  7. 6.0 |   The FT

    Guests include Dua Lipa, Justin Timberlake and Busta Rhymes but the album lacks heart
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  8. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A-list guests including Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith and Stefflon Don provide the high points on the Scot’s quality funk follow-up
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  9. 5.2 |   Pitchfork

    Borrowing from disco, electro-soul, boogie, and 1980s R&B, vibe commissioner Calvin Harris’ second volume of frictionless summer jams has the staying power of vape smoke at Coachella
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  10. 5.0 |   musicOMH

    The biggest victim of fan-capture since Misery’s Paul Sheldon follows up Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 with star names from Stefflon Don and Snoop Dogg to Justin Timberlake and Pharrell
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  11. 4.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Detractors have long said that Harris’ music is tailor made for background summer playlists you can ignore – listening to this project, it’s hard to disagree
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  12. 4.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The Scottish DJ’s latest album has a few superficial charms going for it—and not much else
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  13. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Harris enlists Dua Lipa, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Halsey and others for a second round of slinky disco-pop, but his luxurious production doesn’t disguise the dullness of the songs
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