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Nelly Furtado – Loose January 3, 2008

Filed under: Album reviewsTags: , , , — hugo @ 11:34 pm

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Nelly Furtado – Loose album cover

Loose from Nelly Furtado is an album that I bought as a gift to my wife. I would not have bought it for me to start with, but as I am curious when it comes down to music, I wanted to listen to her more carefully and give this album a spin. This basically was not setting this album for success in my rate-o-meter to start with.

The music is too much dance-oriented to my taste, so I had problems getting into it. Songs like Maneater or Maneater are not my cup of tea, neither musically nor when it comes to their respective themes. I found Glow very repetitive. Te Busque reminded me of some songs that Santana wrote for some reason, but without the cool guitar parts, and the looping keyboard bits on Do It are just too much.

I did appreciate a few songs though. Afraid, which opens up the album, is actually pretty nice. I do like Say It Right; maybe it is because I heard it many times on the radio, but I quite like the different parts with the different pitches of her voice, and the background voice effects. In God’s Hands is a mellow, enjoyable track, and the closing track – I’m ignoring the Spanish version of Te Busque, since it was earlier in the album –, All Good Things (Come to an End) is also pretty nice.

Basically, I didn’t dislike the lighter, slower songs, but I’m far from being in love with this album. It might not be a fundamentally bad album, it’s just not my style, I guess.

Listen to: Afraid

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Listen to: Say It Right

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