'WKND' is an unmistakable Ferry Corsten artist album: fairly house-orientated, very dancey with splatterings of more traditional trance. It strikes a great balance with both sound and vocals; female, male and instrumentals in equal measure.
Ferry has completed the process that started with 'Twice in a Blue Moon' of maturing his sound with 'WKND.' Although 'Twice' had a much darker edge to it, 'WKND' returns to a lighter tone found on his first two albums. This time the cheesy samples that occasionally cropped up are gone. 'Right of Way'/'L.E.F' and 'Twice'/'WKND' can be compared simply by their album covers; the evolution is self-evident. Nonetheless it is still youthful, feel-good stuff.
The album is given space to breathe by it's three biggest club anthems: 'Feel It,' 'Brute' and 'Check It Out.' All are fantastic and make a refreshing change from your increasingly common vocal-driven trance cheese. Album-ender 'WKND' is also instrumental but more trance-orientated.
The fifth star is sadly lacking due to some songs just being too long. 'Not Coming Down' is by far the weakest (and longest) track that spends seven aimless minutes ultimately building up to nothing. Also, another Betsie Larkin collaboration? Uninspiring.
Overall, 'WKND' makes a great companion for 'Twice.' The former is light-hearted and feel-good whilst the latter is darker and more profound. I prefer 'Twice' but together, they encapsulate Ferry's vast sound and it's maturity. An easy recommendation to his fans old and new.