Special 2008 edition Two CD set. This is the classic double platinum 2000 album release Whoa, Nelly! remastered and reissued with a second disc of unique versions previously available as bonus tracks outside the U.S. or on CD singles. This is the remarkable debut DreamWorks album by this Canadian songstress that produced the smash hits 'I'm Like A Bird' and 'Turn Off The Lights' and it has been a remarkably steady seller since. Multi-million selling debut album by Nelly Furtado is expanded and it features five hard-to-find versions and remixes, including the original, an acoustic version and a remix of Nelly's across-the-board smash 'I'm Like A Bird' plus 'Turn Off The Lights'.
Blame it on the bossa nova, but this chick has got soul. By filtering her Portuguese roots through the trip-hop she was weaned on, Nelly Furtado creates a hypnotic form of R&B/alterna-pop that at times sounds like Fiona Apple, Macy Gray, and Gwen Stefani all rolled into a Portishead song. Cutting her teeth at four Lilith Fair dates before even having a record contract, Furtado seems far accelerated beyond her 21 years. Listen and you can hear the Portuguese fado tradition, Brazilian beats, flashy urban rhymes, enough snap-crackle-and-pop to fill your breakfast bowl. Put your ear closer to the speaker, though, and you can sense that this is the sound of a multicultural young woman finding her own identity through all the pop she's been fed. If you are one of those types who likes to sing along to soaring vocals--or one who likes to get hip to a new star before she goes supernova--this is an album to own. --Heidi Sherman
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