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  • Audio CD (Nov. 25 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B0000DFZZA
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. One-Trick Pony
2. Powerless (Say What You Want)
3. Explode
4. Try
5. Fresh Off The Boat
6. Forca
7. The Grass Is Green
8. Picture Perfect
9. Saturdays
10. Build You Up
11. Island Of Wonder
12. Childhood Dreams

Product Description

Product Description

Japanese Release featuring a Bonus Track. Also Includes Enhanced Material.


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

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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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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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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-
02. POWERLESS (SAY WHAT YOU WANT): The first single of the album, the music is flokloric (I don't know haow to write it) as the tittle of the album -10-
03. EXPLODE: One of the best songs...very cool and a vey confuising lyrics 'cos it's very fast -10-
04. TRY: A slowly song, it explain how the life is to hard...-10-
05. FRESH OFF THE BOAT: A very cool and beat song...it haves some portuguese lyrics...and it is repetitive -9-
06. FORÇA: The best song on the album...this song gives to the album the name it is "FOLK" i love it -10-
07. THE GRASS IS GREEN: A very cool song, at the start it has a weird sound -10-
08. PICTURE PERFECT: Another slowly song...very cool and relax you -10-
09. SATURDAYS: This song it like acoustic, very cool only the voices with the guitar i love it -10-
10. BUILD YOU UP: I don't like this very much... -8-
11. ISLAND OF WONDER: In this song, Caetano Veloso sings with Nelly Furtado, very cool -9-
12. CHILDHOOD DREAMS: It sound like church music with the organ, it is very long and sometimes boring -8-
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After hearing and enjoying her pseudo-eclectic debut "Whoa,Nelly!", I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from any follow up albums. Would she go more mainstream, or branch out more and develop her own style? Fortunately, she opted for the road less traveled and wandered a bit further from the industry norm. With "Folklore", Nelly has released a wonderful album that managed to keep her great melodies and rhythms, but incorporated more folk, soul, rock, and pop, as well as that international flavor that makes the music uniquely her own.
Several tracks deserve standout praise, including the opening, and aptly titled "One Trick Pony", the European Soccer Tournament themesong "Forca", "Powerless", "Explode", the soft finale "Childhood Dreams", and my personal favorite "Try". Like all great albums, "Folklore" gets better with every listen, and can be enjoyed start to finish without having to skip through any filler material. She has a great voice, and the increased maturity since her first album shines through on every song. All I can say is that I really can't wait for album #3. Well done Ms. Furtado.
The Japanese import edition contains two alternate/acoustic takes on "Powerless" and "Try". Probably not worth the import price for the tiny extras, but if you're a die hard fan, then I guess you know what you have to do. Hope this helps.
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