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Folklore [Enhanced]

Nelly Furtado Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
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On her second album, Nelly Furtado takes a hard left turn. The colorful but incomplete fusion of her debut, Whoa, Nelly!, gives way on the tellingly titled Folklore to an approach that lets in some acoustic sounds that take the music in an entirely different, richer direction. At times sounding like a dead ringer for singer-writer Sam Phillips (whose work colors each episode of the TV series "Gilmore Girls"), Furtado aims for more rock-oriented ground without losing the Brazilian influences that are so much a part of her identity. Her voice and tunes are strong, and both words and music paint a young woman still very much in movement, change, flux. It’s an intriguing sound, and one that thoughtful listeners will cherish. --Rickey Wright

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album Oct. 13 2005
Format:Audio CD
Nelly Furtado Rocks. That is all I have to say. All these other people like to rank the songs, but I gotta say, if your a true fan, all songs will be a 5 out of 5, which in my opinion, they are. Nelly doesn't miss a beat, and you shouldn't either ... so pick up the pace with Folklore.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good album overall Nov. 28 2003
By Julia
Format:Audio CD
I was an absolute addict to every song on Whoa, Nelly!, so I had high expectations for Nelly Furtado's second album. There's no doubt that Furtado has moved toward a more mature sound in Folklore, but there are still flashes of her first album on this disc. This disc seems to have two parts. Songs 1-7 ( except #4) are fun, funky songs. Songs 4, 8-11 are slower paced, but still okay songs. Song 12 doesn't even fit.
There are lots of new musical sounds like banjos, mandolins, and different kinds of guitar that add a richer, less poppy sound to parts of the album.
1.One-trick Pony: 4.5/5 Nice song to start off the album. Catchy beat, simple lyrics, and a nice string instrumental by the Kronos quartet.
2.Powerless:4.5/5 The first single off the album is a good choice. It has a more rootsy sound than her other singles, but is not too much of a departure from her last album.
3.Explode:4/5 Faster-paced song, I liked the beat. This could have easily been a dance song, until I read the lyrics. More serious and complex lyrics compared to her other songs on the album.
4.Try:5/5 I first I didn't like think I'd like this song, but it has become one of my favorite. It is a refreshing calm breather in the mist of all this upbeat, energy-charged songs. I like the chorus.
5.Fresh off the boat:3.5/5 "Fresh off the boat" must have been said 20x in this song. Overall I liked this upbeat song, but she doesn't sing many actual words much in this song and it seems like she could have been more original with the lyrics.
6.Forca:5/5 I love this song! For some reason after Fresh off the boat and this song, I felt like going on a Caribbean cruise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly's Finest Work To-Date July 9 2006
By Damon
Format:Audio CD
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favourite cds Dec 19 2004
By Adri
Format:Audio CD
hi i must sound a little easy giving this album 5 stars but i am a tough critic!this album is so beautiful,calming,peacful,relaxing and sincere i love all the songs.here is a review of each song individually:
One Trick Pony-great song an good message,i love the beat!!-10-
Powerless-great song and another good message-9-
Explode-a very serious and personal song.It doesn't seem so when you first here it but just read the lyrics.-9-
Try-good song-6.5-
Fresh Off the Boat-my least favourite song on the cd but it's still pretty good.very repetitive-5.5-
Forca-fun song and is partly in Portugese-7.5-
The Grass is Green-cool and interesting song-8-
Picture Perfect-I love this song my favourite on then cd.It's on the ballad side and i love the lyrics!-10-
Saturday-cool song,views every day life. Jarvis Church as a weird but funny voice.I at first thought he was a woman!-7-
Build You Up-good song-7-
Island of Wonder-interesting i liked that guy she did a duet with.don't remember his name,have an idea of it but cant spell it-8-
Childhood Dreams-A Beautiful song although i don't no who shes reffering to.i thought it may be her son,but doesn't she have a daughter?
This cd is overall a 10/10 and i am a tough critic!I love Nelly's voice and her lyrics are amazing!This is someone who writes their songs(with the help of co-writers)If you want a beautiful and heartwarming album then this one is recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Woah! Nelly does it again July 27 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Nelly Furtado is one of those few people who oozes optimisim, vibrancy and hope and it is always a pleasure to hear what she has to say. That said I was at first skeptical that she would be able to out do her previous cd.
I have since been put in my place as Folklore takes a pleasant turn towards raw, pure emotion. As before, her inspirational emotions ring true in such works as Powerless and Forca - never forgetting her roots. But she also shows more of her feelings and vulnerabilities with tracks like Try.
Thanks Nelly for another great disc!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Folklore
01. ONE-TRICK PONY: I like the sound of this song...This song has positive lyrics...you mustn't be a "One-Trick Pony" -10-
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Published on July 19 2004 by Jorge
4.0 out of 5 stars Newer Sound With Same Great Results
"Folklore" is a CD that the more you listen, the more you enjoy. Nelly Furtado is a singer with a truly great voice that tries to put out a CD where every track is a... Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by J. C. Payne
4.0 out of 5 stars The sophomore album curse? Not here
I, like most, first heard Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like A Bird" on the radio. It was catchy, but sort of annoying, so I didn't think a lot of it. Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by Joe Q
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Second Album for Nelly Furtado
After hearing and enjoying her pseudo-eclectic debut "Whoa,Nelly!", I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from any follow up albums. Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by Vilbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sophmore Set
After hearing and enjoying her pseudo-eclectic debut "Whoa,Nelly!", I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from any follow up albums. Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by Vilbs
5.0 out of 5 stars lovin' it!!
This was one of those albums that took a couple of listen's but after that I was addicted. Unlike many albums today, I have yet to tire from it. It's a mix of folk, pop and soul. Read more
Published on June 18 2004 by J. Ramirez
4.0 out of 5 stars evolving horizons
a tasty little musical treat that deftly melds a variety of world music influences into this upbeat wunderkind's repertoire. Read more
Published on June 8 2004 by Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair)
5.0 out of 5 stars A DEEPER NELLY....
Excellent come back from Nelly. You have to beleive it but FOLKLORE is 10 times better than WHOA,NELLY. This is an excellent song which has its own sound. Read more
Published on May 29 2004 by Torik
3.0 out of 5 stars A grab bag of styles sinks Nelly's Sophomore set
Nelly's sophomore album, "Folklore," tries too hard. It's really that simple. Yes, she has matured from the debut, but this would have been a much more impressive effort... Read more
Published on May 25 2004 by Tim Brough
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