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Loose (1 Bonus Track)


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  • Audio CD (June 20 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000FII324
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Afraid
2. Maneater
3. Promiscuous
4. Glow
5. Showtime
6. No Hay Igual
7. Te Busque
8. Say It Right
9. Do It
10. In God's Hands
11. Wait For You
12. All Good Things (Come To An End)
13. Te Busque (Spanish Version)

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The buzz for Nelly Furtado's Loose began before the music was even recorded, with the announcement that legendary hip-hop knob-twirler Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake) would act as co-producer. The question on fans' minds: what would it sound like when a hip-hop kingpin collaborated with an artist who culls inspiration not just from pop music, but also her own Portuguese roots?

As it turns out, Loose incorporates a number of different styles along its journey, but is--surprisingly--primarily divided between '80s-influenced electronica and latin-infused pop. This disc is very different from Furtado's previous CDs, a fact immediately evident from track one, the new wave-affected "Afraid." A strong opener, the song is the beginning of a 1-2-3 punch of uptempo, infectious dance floor beats. The second cut, "Maneater," also proves to be incredibly catchy, but the verses and keyboard sound too much like they were plucked from electroclash artist Peaches' tree, and originality is lost. The perfect summer pop song follows, the massive hit "Promiscuous," which features clever interplay between Furtado and Timbaland on their sassy duet. From that point, Loose oscillates between the Miami-affected sounds of R&B, Latino pop, and reggaeton ("Showtime," "Te Busque," and "No Hay Igual" respectively) and the aforementioned '80s vibe ("Glow," "Do It"). Fans will hear Furtado at her vocal best on "Say It Right" and "In God’s Hands"--two of the most lyrically compelling tracks on the disc. --Denise Sheppard


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By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 23 2007
Format: Audio CD
I didn't know what to expect from this album. I heard a few of Nelly's songs in the past and of course the hit, "Promiscuous." After hearing this album I grew fond of some sounds that were incorporated into this album. Nelly obviously has a genuine love for music of all kinds, some of the varied styles she attempts contrives of hip-hop, 80's retro, and electro-soul just to name a few. Timbaland as a collaborator, and she lets him shine for the first half of the record, as they get the party pumping. Then on the second half of the record, Nelly shows us her vintage side.

"Afraid," "Maneater (particularly)," and "Promiscuous," are great. These tracks boast Furtado's conversion by giving us some catchy, up tempo, infectious dance floor beats. "Do It" sounds like Madonna's Burning Up, and there are some '80s-like sounds within the album. "No Hay Igual," is good she blends reggaeton and M.I.A. into this track. Latin pop ballad "Te Busque," is really nice I also like the Spanish version to it. "Showtime" and "All Things (Come To An End) are all great as well. If I had one complaint about this album is that the beat is so strong on some tracks that they overpower her vocals, but she makes up for it on the slower tracks.

`Loose' is the kind of album which is set to widen Nelly's fan base and introduce people to the rest of her work. The album is worth checking out, it's wicked.
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If there's one thing to know about Nelly Furtado, it's that she learns fast. After experiencing a huge flop with her sophomore effort Folklore, the singer/songwriter quickly turned around and made all the right moves : she sexied herself up, got one of the best producers out there and changed from ordinary folk-pop singer to full-fledged pop star. Sure, Loose is clearly a proof that Nelly wanted a piece of Gwen Stefani's pie, but as far as commercial gimmicks go, this is, so far, the best of the year. Promiscuous got me hooked right from the beginning, and the rest of the album is equally addictive, although the ballads are not as strong as the uptempo tracks. This is exactly what pop should be : inventive, fresh, sexy, and, most of all, fun. Unlike C.Mayer, I do not think that Nelly sold her soul. She simply understood what makes a good pop album; Whoa Nelly was nice, Folklore was way too self-indulgent, and Nelly is the first one to admit it. I heard her say in an interview that the styles found on Loose (namely hip-hop, '80s electronica, latin pop, reggaeton, etc.) are what she listened to as a teen, so Loose is simply a return to her roots. She doesn't sound like Britney or Jessica here; you can still feel a strong latin vibe on the record, and even though her style has changed drastically, you can hear that she hasn't denied her Portuguese roots.
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Yes, Promiscuous is defininitely hiphop and the first song on the album has a small rap within it, but otherwise all of the songs are either 80s pop/electronica inspired or latin inspired with the addition of really good beats from Timbaland- beats alone does not turn a song into "hip hop". The album is an overall nicely done amalgamation of different styles. I love 4 of the 13 songs (which is a lot by today's standards), the rest are listenable in a car. My synopsis: great for a party- not classic by any means though. But then, is much music today classic anyhow? Still, fun listen, great for workouts and when I can undertand what she is singing, the songs generally have a positive message.
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Nelly has done it again. This time the music diva has thrown off her pop shackles and embraced a more "hip hop" sound that fans will truly enjoy. Some highlights off the album include Promiscuious and Do it, whose themes cut right to the core of club culture. That is, showing up to the bar at 2:00am to try and pick up. If you are an adolescent who enjoys hot girls who write lyrics like "Do it like you do it to me" or "She's a maneater" then go pick up this album. As for everyone else, we can all laugh at the irony of a new mother putting out a cd called lose with a hit song called promiscuous.
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By D. Talevski on June 22 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have been anticipating this album for such a long time. When i put on the cd, i found her hypnotizing beats and catchy lyrics keept me drawn to the album. After the first 3 tracks, i found the remaining 9 songs very, ..somewhat, wierd. It almost seems as these songs will be hard to get used to. After a few times of going through the album, i have to admit, i love the album! The songs are emotional, dance-driven, and guilty pleasures. Give this album a chance and don't let its first spin turn you down. You will fall in love with Nelly Furtado this summer.
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I love this CD. She did it again and I have to say that "In God's Hands" and "Maneater" are two of my favorite tracks. Honestly, her FOLKLORE CD was just a bit better than this one so if you don't have FOLKLORE, I would recommend you get that one too. Loose is super and I love the beats. Nelly is never disappointing. Thank you for bringing such talent to the world Nelly. You music certainly brightens my day.
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By Jodi on July 25 2007
Format: Audio CD
Loose is an amazing album in my opinion. I think its probably one of my favourite albums of the year.
Every song on it is good. I think my least favourite is Maneater which is still a pretty good song.
Best tracks - Afraid, Do It, Showtime, In Gods Hands, All Good Things Come to An End.
Te Busque is also really good. The chorus is in Portugese but the song is still amazing.
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