Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
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Lu H. from BROOMFIELD, CO
Reviewed on 11/22/2010...
Really enjoyed this CD!
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kaitlyn C. from KENNEBUNK, ME
Reviewed on 5/26/2007...
This cd was pretty decent although not quite as eclectic sounding as her previous.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
J. Rodriguez | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the new Nelly and I am lovin' it. She got some rockin' tunes mixed with dance/electronica. Her hit single Maneater is on here as well and has become a favorite tune. It's great to listen to while in heavy traffic or speeding down the freeway. I also liked her other album, Whoa, Nelly!."
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Steven Haarala | Mandeville, LA USA | 08/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nelly Furtado, the sweet girl who sang "I'm like a bird", became "Loose" and "Promiscuous". Nothing wrong with that. Most young female pop artists, no matter what genre they come from, end up trying out the current pop trend for size. Even the iconic Jewel had a dance-oriented album, "0304", and to me it was her best one.
So, how did Nelly's experiment work out? Pretty good, I say. We hear hip-hop dance tracks, ranging from the lighter ("Afraid", "Do It"), which have a Britney/Gwen Stefani sound, to the harder ("Maneater", "Glow"), which are closer to Justin T's music. "Promiscuous" fits into this category also, with Nelly and Timbaland trading lines like "Promiscuous girl, U know what I want, and I got what U need/Promiscuous boy, let's get 2 the point". Hint: they are not discussing bus tickets. Foreign influences spark "No Hay Igual" (Spanish, very rhythmic), "Te Busque" (a ballad in 2 versions, one mostly Spanish, one with more English), and "Wait For You" (MidEast-inflected). "Showtime" and "In God's Hands" are soft ballads with good melodies. Two of the best tracks are "Say It Again", an excellent pop radio hit, and "All Good Things", which has a chorus that calls to mind Madonna's "This Used To Be My Playground".
I guess it all depends on what you want from an artist. I'm sure many of Jewel's fans did not like her dance album, and I've read that many consider "Loose" a selling-out on Nelly's part. But, I happen to like the Madonna/Britney/Stefani brand of pop music, and for me, this CD has that quality along with enough varied influences to make it interesting. And Nelly's vocal traits - melodious voice, warmth, humor - are still evident, although the resulting album is certainly different from her previous ones."