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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. Its an intriguing sound, and one that thoughtful listeners will cherish. --Rickey Wright
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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-
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!
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-
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Nelly Furtado Rocks. That is all I have to say. All these other people like to rank the songs, but I gotta say, if your a true fan, all songs will be a 5 out of 5, which in my... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2005 by Kevin J. Senra
Nelly Furtado is one of those few people who oozes optimisim, vibrancy and hope and it is always a pleasure to hear what she has to say. Read morePublished on July 27 2004
"Folklore" is a CD that the more you listen, the more you enjoy. Nelly Furtado is a singer with a truly great voice that tries to put out a CD where every track is a... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by J Cleveland Payne
I, like most, first heard Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like A Bird" on the radio. It was catchy, but sort of annoying, so I didn't think a lot of it. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Joe Q
After hearing and enjoying her pseudo-eclectic debut "Whoa,Nelly!", I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from any follow up albums. Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Vilbs
This was one of those albums that took a couple of listen's but after that I was addicted. Unlike many albums today, I have yet to tire from it. It's a mix of folk, pop and soul. Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by J. Ramirez
a tasty little musical treat that deftly melds a variety of world music influences into this upbeat wunderkind's repertoire. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair)
Excellent come back from Nelly. You have to beleive it but FOLKLORE is 10 times better than WHOA,NELLY. This is an excellent song which has its own sound. Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by Torik