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Ready for the Weekend
     

Ready for the Weekend

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by Calvin Harris
 

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Calvin Harris' second album ups the ante on the glossy dance-pop of his debut, I Created Disco, boasting more energy, more hooks, more professionalism, and, in places, a little more sincerity. It's clear that Harris has an unaffected fondness for all of the most immediate, most commercial dance music of the past 30 years -- from disco to synth pop to video game

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Calvin Harris' second album ups the ante on the glossy dance-pop of his debut, I Created Disco, boasting more energy, more hooks, more professionalism, and, in places, a little more sincerity. It's clear that Harris has an unaffected fondness for all of the most immediate, most commercial dance music of the past 30 years -- from disco to synth pop to video game soundtracks to New York house. What's more, he has the talent to produce it all at the highest level possible, right up there with Daft Punk, creators of the best throwback dance music of the '90s and 2000s. Still, Harris isn't quite as self-aware as Daft Punk, and he certainly doesn't pull as many punches. Ready for the Weekend, even compared to his debut, is focused like a laser directly at listeners' pleasure centers, dismissing anything that might distract or detour from the type of pumping dance-pop capable of filling the main room at any club. And where Daft Punk or Scissor Sisters play up the stereotypes of dance music in an affectionate way, Harris is still, ultimately, making fun of dance music's emptiness (just listen to the chorus of the hit title track: "Ooh, I put on my shoes and I'm ready for the weekend"). This isn't stadium house as Paul Oakenfold envisioned it, but it's an enjoyable amalgam of dance energy and pop focus.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Ultra Records
UPC:
0617465219528
catalogNumber:
2195

Tracks

  1. The Rain  - Calvin Harris
  2. Ready for the Weekend  - Calvin Harris
  3. Stars Come Out  - Calvin Harris
  4. You Used to Hold Me  - Calvin Harris
  5. Blue  - Calvin Harris
  6. I'm Not Alone  - Calvin Harris
  7. Flashback  - Calvin Harris
  8. Worst Day  - Izza Kizza
  9. Relax  - Calvin Harris
  10. Limits  - Calvin Harris
  11. Burns Night  - Calvin Harris
  12. Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La  - Calvin Harris
  13. Dance Wiv Me
  14. 5Iliconeator  - Calvin Harris

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Ready for the Weekend 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
I enjoy an eclectic mix of music by Cascada, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Kylie Minogue, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Ellie Goulding,Steve Aoki, and others. Naturally, this is one of the reasons why I enjoy Ready For The Weekend by Calvin Harris because of the various music moods that are invoked with Ready For The Weekend, I’m Not Alone, and Dance Wiv Me. Ready For The Weekend by Calvin Harris. I would also recommend Ready For The Weekend by Calvin Harris for music lovers who enjoy various genres on the dance music spectrum because Ready For The Weekend combines club music, electro-guitars, and house music. Calvin Harris is also currently known to be part of the music powerhouse that is him and Taylor Swift. I actually hope that both Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift do stay friends regardless of whether or not they marry because based on their most recent videos I do believe that both of them are bringing out the best in each other creatively (although if they do get married they do need to invite Ellie Goulding to the wedding because various online sources list that she helped match them as a romantic couple).