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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Move over Gwen Stefani, here comes Nelly! June 26 2006
Format:Audio CD
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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Loose 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly Furtado is so talented!! July 15 2006
Format:Audio CD
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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3.0 out of 5 stars it's O.K. June 25 2006
By derick
Format:Audio CD
This is an O.K. album, not sure I like the change in style, but have to say it is somewhat better than her last album!! I would have given 5 stars if you could rate how great she looks, gotta say wow in that department. This album has a lot of room for improvement, maybe by her next album she just might get it.....here's hoping
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow June 20 2006
By Trey
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit i wasnt expecting what i heard on this album. Its very different from Nellys previous styles in terms of sound. Timbaland has brought out something special in Nelly and i hope she gets recognized for it. I absolutely love this album and i havn't said that about an album in a very, very long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly Furtado - Loose July 7 2006
Format:Audio CD
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 hip hop." This is another great album from another great Canadian artist.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa Nelly!!
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. Read more
Published on July 25 2007 by Jodi
3.0 out of 5 stars [3.5]--"Loose" is a melting pot of tunes
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. Read more
Published on June 23 2007 by Jenny J.J.I.
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
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not Hip Hop!
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... Read more
Published on Nov. 25 2006 by SaveIntelligence
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 Trish from Brampton
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. Read more
Published on Aug. 3 2006 by TC from Brampton
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
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