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danG
post Jul 4 2019, 10:21 PM
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Calvin Harris' 2nd album 'Ready For The Weekend' was released on 14 August 2009 – nearly 10 years ago now! The album featured the #1s 'I'm Not Alone' and 'Dance Wiv Me' alongside three other singles, the title track, 'Flashback' and 'You Used to Hold Me'.

To mark the anniversary we are running a rate for it with the results to be revealed closer to the anniversary date. The tracklist is listed below, and the album is available on any good streaming site so take a listen before you rate it and try to not leave out any tracks.

You can give out one 11 to your favourite track, otherwise rate each song out of ten.

1. "The Rain"
2. "Ready for the Weekend"
3. "Stars Come Out"
4. "You Used to Hold Me"
5. "Blue"
6. "I'm Not Alone"
7. "Flashback"
8. "Worst Day" (featuring Izza Kizza)
9. "Relax"
10. "Limits"
11. "Burns Night"
12. "Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La"
13. "Dance Wiv Me" (Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome)
14. "5iliconeator"
15. "Greatest Fear"

You have until 16 July 30 July 23:59 BST, so just under two weeks.
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post Jul 5 2019, 06:47 AM
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I remember buying this album on day of release and saw Calvin in Bristol's O2 academy in October 2009. Good times. Will take a listen over the weekend and refresh my memory with some of the tracks over the weekend and put my rate in next week sometime. smile.gif
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post Jul 6 2019, 09:49 PM
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This is so hard because Ready For The Weekend is still my favourite album from him to date.

10.0 The Rain
09.5 Ready for the Weekend
08.5 Stars Come Out
10.0 You Used to Hold Me
09.0 Blue
10.0 I'm Not Alone
11.0 Flashback
07.5 Worst Day (featuring Izza Kizza)
08.5 Relax
09.0 Limits
07.5 Burns Night
07.0 Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
08.0 Dance Wiv Me (Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome)
07.5 5iliconeator
08.0 Greatest Fear
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post Jul 7 2019, 12:59 PM
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Going to get on this later today, it’s been so long since I listened to it in full! My 11 points will probably go to You Used To Hold Me though haha
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post Jul 7 2019, 08:12 PM
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07 | The Rain
09 | Ready for the Weekend
08 | Stars Come Out
11 | You Used to Hold Me
09 | Blue
10 | I'm Not Alone
10 | Flashback
03 | Worst Day (feat. Izza Kizza)
04 | Relax
04 | Limits
02 | Burns Night
07 | Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
10 | Dance Wiv Me (Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome)
04 | 5iliconeator
09 | Greatest Fear

The singles are quite clearly the obvious standout here; You Used To Hold Me will always remain a top Calvin song for me. This really dips in quality in the middle after Flashback though. Worst Day is incredibly bad and the autotune on Limits is terrible laugh.gif Dance Wiv Me is a nice inclusion towards the end. Of the ATs, Blue, Greatest Fear and Stars Come Out are definitely the highlights.
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post Jul 8 2019, 01:49 PM
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06 | The Rain
10 | Ready for the Weekend
07 | Stars Come Out
10 | You Used to Hold Me
07 | Blue
10 | I'm Not Alone
10 | Flashback
05 | Worst Day (feat. Izza Kizza)
05 | Relax
05 | Limits
04 | Burns Night
08 | Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
10 | Dance Wiv Me (Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome)
05 | 5iliconeator
08 | Greatest Fear
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post Jul 11 2019, 07:31 PM
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Some more rates pls x
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post Jul 15 2019, 09:27 PM
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Deadline has been extended for another couple of weeks so get those votes in tongue.gif
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post Jul 16 2019, 10:04 AM
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08 | The Rain
07 | Ready for the Weekend
07 | Stars Come Out
06 | You Used to Hold Me
06 | Blue
10 | I'm Not Alone
09 | Flashback
06 | Worst Day (feat. Izza Kizza)
06 | Relax
06 | Limits
05 | Burns Night
06 | Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
09 | Dance Wiv Me (Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome)
05 | 5iliconeator
07 | Greatest Fear
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post Jul 16 2019, 03:15 PM
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07 The Rain
08 Ready for the Weekend
09 Stars Come Out
09 You Used to Hold Me
07 Blue
11 I'm Not Alone
10 Flashback
06 Worst Day (featuring Izza Kizza)
08 Relax
08 Limits
07 Burns Night
06 Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
10 Dance Wiv Me (Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome)
08 5iliconeator
08 Greatest Fear
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post Jul 17 2019, 10:21 AM
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07 "The Rain"
07 "Ready for the Weekend"
07 "Stars Come Out"
08 "You Used to Hold Me"
05 "Blue"
11 "I'm Not Alone"
09 "Flashback"
05 "Worst Day" (featuring Izza Kizza)
06 "Relax"
05 "Limits"
06 "Burns Night"
07 "Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La"
10 "Dance Wiv Me" (Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome)
07 "5iliconeator"
09 "Greatest Fear" [why the hell was this hidden away as a bonus track?!]
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post Jul 27 2019, 07:46 AM
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Anymore for anymore??
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post Jul 27 2019, 05:29 PM
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6.0 The Rain
6.5 Ready for the Weekend
7.5 Stars Come Out
10.0 You Used to Hold Me
9.0 Blue
11.0 I'm Not Alone
9.0 Flashback
7.5 Worst Day (feat. Izza Kizza)
6.0 Relax
5.0 Limits
7.5 Burns Night
2.0 Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
9.0 Dance Wiv Me (Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome)
8.0 5iliconeator
8.0 Greatest Fear
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post Jul 30 2019, 07:27 PM
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Just a few hours left!!
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post Aug 4 2019, 08:39 AM
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Let's get these results started then, starting with the bottom five.



11. "Relax" 6.214285714
12. "Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La" 6.142857143
13. "Limits" 6
14. "Worst Day" (featuring Izza Kizza) 5.714285714
15. "Burns Night" 5.571428571

Right at the bottom is the downbeat interlude track 'Burns Night', which I didn't think was the worst on the album actually but it's not very exciting of a song either.
'Worst Day' is the other song with a sub-six average, not helped by a poor guest rap verse and the song doesn't suit Calvin at all, thankfully he soon found a style that worked for him.
'Limits' suffers here from the overuse of autotune on Calvin's voice and finishes with an average of exactly six.
'Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La' is a bit more upbeat and should've finished top 10 really but like most of this album isn't a big Calvin fave.
Just missing the top 10 is 'Relax' which is one of the more electro sounding tracks of the album.
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post Aug 4 2019, 09:03 AM
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The next five, continuing with the album tracks of course



6. "Greatest Fear" 8.142857143
7. "Stars Come Out" 7.714285714
8. "Blue" 7.428571429
9. "The Rain" 7.285714286
10. "5iliconeator" 6.357142857

Some fairly middling votes here, but I'd say some of the better tracks on the album for sure. 'Greatest Fear' just misses the Top 5 and was included as a bonus track on the album but if it had been given an edit and release I reckon it could've done quite well!
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post Aug 4 2019, 09:04 AM
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Only the 5 singles left to reveal! What has come out on top?
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post Aug 4 2019, 09:32 AM
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5. "Ready for the Weekend" 8.142857143

The weakest single of the album as judged by the voters here turns out to be the title track! It was released as the second single from the album and peaked at #3 and saw him return to a more disco style.
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post Aug 4 2019, 09:34 AM
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Ready For The Weekend got the same average as Greatest Fear? Wow!
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post Aug 4 2019, 10:20 AM
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4. "You Used to Hold Me" 9.142857143

The final single released from the album, which reached #27 in charts in 2010. The track was more electro in style and is definitely one of my favourite tracks from him.
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