I Created Disco - Calvin Harris

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Harris doesn't need to sing--his electronic noises from the keyboard are quite sufficient.
  2. Overall I Created Disco is just a pretty confection, good for transient enjoyment at best.
  3. Harris reduces pop's limitless possibilities to one-joke self-parody, his youth his most distinguishing characteristic, an unremembered yesterday always more vibrant than today.
  4. Harris has distilled all of the synth-popping, amp-busting sounds of electroclash and disco-punk into a complete set of proper pop uppers.
  5. Good times are to be had, but don't go looking for anything deep. [Summer 2007, p.90]
  6. Leave this to collect dust in the bargain bin. Or, better still, the bins out the back of HMV.
  7. I Created Disco is witless and forever tripping over its own feet.
  8. Harris's frivolous humor loses its charm when the music falls flat.
  9. 70
    This is an indie rocker introducing great disco to a bunch of beer drinkers. [Nov 2007, p.150]
  10. I Created Disco feels renegade, and that's what makes it more than irresistibly fun synth-pop.
  11. Calvin Harris does nothing out of the ordinary, but still, he does it well.
  12. The bulk of the record follows suit, with straightforward club songs, none too obtuse.
  13. I Created Disco is a fun and mostly very listenable pop record which satisfies the modest ambitions it sets for itself.
  14. 70
    Throw in some straight, viscerally melodic vocals and a few cool, smart, electro-pop and digi-funk sing-alongs and you have a classic four-song EP--if not an entire album. [Sep/Oct 2007, p.129]
  15. The problem is that I Created Disco goes on for nearly an hour and barely changes tack once.
  16. I Created Disco is not only the title of Harris' full-length debut, it's also the title of a track on the album that threatens to depose Justice from their perch on high.
  17. 80
    His is an intrepid sound, taut and gorgeous. [Oct 2007, p.92]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    I Created Disco is a pretty good album but this is my least favorite album from him. There's really cool sounds that come out of this album but I like hearing him sing better than most noise. Best tracks in my opinion: Acceptable in the 80's, The Girls, I Created Disco Full Review »