This album is completely, 100%, brilliant! Quite honestly: it has no flaws! Although I enjoyed Nelly's first album "Whoa, Nelly!" back in 2000, this was the album that made me a true fan forever. Although it was a commercial disappointment around the world (with the exception of Canada and Germany where it was a major success), it's easily the best of her 3 albums thus far.
The album incorporates so many styles and sounds from so many different cultures, but still maintains the sound of many modern pop albums. But it is so much more than a "pop album." Nelly's vocals soar through songs like "Try" and "Childhood Dreams," get edgy and fun during "Explode" and "Fresh Off The Boat," grow soft in "Picture Perfect" and chirp along in "Powerless (Say What You Want)."
What Nelly managed to do on this CD is nothing short of amazing. She reached out in so many different directions and pulled it all together (along with her production team "Track & Field") to create an album that's very appealing in so many ways. Wheather you're a fan of pop, r&b, world, indian, or acoustic music, this is a must-have album. It made me a Nelly fan forever! Guaranteed!