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Loose (1 Bonus Track)

Nelly Furtado Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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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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Furtado,Nelly ~ Loose

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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa Nelly!! July 25 2007
By Jodi
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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3.0 out of 5 stars [3.5]--"Loose" is a melting pot of tunes June 23 2007
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The "Loose" Side of Nelly July 9 2006
By Damon
Format:Audio CD
I must confess, I was worried when I first heard "Promiscuous" late in 2005 when it was first leaked. Although I thought the song was a great modern hip-hop/r&b single, where was the Nelly Furtado that I have grown to love over the past 5 years?

Fortunately, she's still here. One listen to the album, and her multi-cultural influences, spicy vocals, and reflective themes are still present. She's simply taken her sound to a new level and experimented with a new genre, while still trying to incorporate that unique quality and sound that made her big in the first place. The album may not sound like her 2000 debut "Whoa, Nelly!" or her absolutely amazing sophomore release "Folklore," but her personality remains on this new disc "Loose."

The first 6 songs on the disc will easily please the "new" Nelly fans who love the new singles "Promiscuous" and "Maneater" (the Europe single), while the latter half of the album will more please the older Nelly fans. This effort not only showcases Nelly's unique style, but allows her to cross-over into a more mainstream sound at the same time.

Highlights from the album include:

"Afraid" - This is an incredibly catchy song about speaking out and being unafraid of what your peers think about you.

"Maneater" - This song is pure fun! Nelly fuses her lower vocals to introduce this sensual, fun song.

"Promiscuous" - The lead single is definitely an album highlight. Although it's the song that represents the most change from Nelly's previous records, it's fun when listeners don't take it too seriously.

"No Hay Igual" - Who would have thought a spanish club song would be so much fun to listen to? Well, it is!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trish from Brampton Aug. 3 2006
Format:Audio CD
This CD is awesome! I wasn't a huge Nelly fan before even though I bought Folklore. I bought this CD last week for the heck of it. I have already listened to it 20 times. It's 100% better than Folklore. It puts me in a great mood everytime I play it.

Good for Nelly for changing it up!
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's not Hip Hop! Nov. 25 2006
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly has done it again July 24 2006
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars NELLY FURTADO IS GETTING BETTER BY THE SECOND!
Loose is an amazing breakthrough album for Nelly Furtado! Every song on here is good! Seeing her twice in concert now I can also say her vocals have improved alot over the years as... Read more
Published on April 12 2007 by Shawn E. Payer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I am a fan of Nelly Furtado and Loose is one of the best albums, which I have listened so far. My favorite is Promiscuous, which is also hit at the radio stations. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2007 by Brandon Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mix!
This CD is just a very cool, laid back but definitely funky group of tracks. It's perfect for listening to at home alone or with company, in the car or anywhere. Read more
Published on Jan. 10 2007 by Kiwi Bug
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets You Moving in an Infectious Way
I guess a lot of people just assume that the shifting evolution of Furtado's sound means that she has sold out. I'm not completely sure that she has. Read more
Published on Oct. 20 2006 by L. Skuce
5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly Furtado is so talented!!
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. Read more
Published on July 15 2006 by Dawn Delgado
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid effort
I am a diehard Nelly Furtado fan, so anything she releases I'm gonna buy.

Loose is a solid effort - nothing more, nothing less. Read more
Published on July 14 2006 by Dave V
5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly Furtado - Loose
I really like this album; it is fresh and has a great groove... I think it should be known that Nelly Furtado's true musical roots lie in hip hop; she is not "selling her soul to... Read more
Published on July 8 2006 by S. Salmond
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