• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Under The Radar
    40
    Ultimately, this is one party you might want to sit out. [Fall 2009, p.74]
  2. When Ready for the Weekend is over, it vanishes, leaving no discernable trace: like the music that inspired it, it's as if it never happened.
  3. The populist music-for-the-people philosophy embodied at the core of Harris’ anthem-heavy new record--which is basically the aural distillation of his hedonistic yet geeky everyman persona--is something to be cherished right now.
  4. On the strength of his recent chart performances, Harris is currently riding a crest of a wave, so he's clearly doing something right. But it feels like he's sacrificed some of his creativity in favour of simplistic and unimaginative output.
  5. It's also terrific fun, though so lightweight you might want to weigh your stereo down with bricks before pressing play.
  6. 80
    From the preparation to the club to the dreaded hangover, Weekend takes you all over and in between, and is sure to leave you asking for more.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Feb 15, 2016
    10
    Easily Calvin's best album. Every track sounds very unique. It also has a sweet retro vibe using a lot of old game sound effects in songs.Easily Calvin's best album. Every track sounds very unique. It also has a sweet retro vibe using a lot of old game sound effects in songs. Standouts on the album include The Rain, Blue and the title track Ready for the Weekend. A must own! Full Review »
  2. Jul 10, 2013
    10
    I was really happy that I bought this album! I cant think of a bad track I heard on Ready For The Weekend! Calvin Harris's best album in myI was really happy that I bought this album! I cant think of a bad track I heard on Ready For The Weekend! Calvin Harris's best album in my opinion. Best tracks in my opinion: The Rain, Ready For The Weekend, I'm Not Alone Full Review »
  3. Jun 4, 2012
    7
    A Pretty Good Album!