Loose CD (2006)

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Hot Nelly!

by vndgrace@adelphia.net on 3/25/2007

I enjoyed most of the album. There were a few forgettable songs, but overall very entertaining and a nice mix. Say it Right is my favorite. Read More

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Label Geffen Records
SKU 202625060
UPC 602498520871
UPC 14 00602498520871
Format CD
Release Date 6/20/2006
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Author Nelly Furtado
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance
Compilation Appearance Ultra Chilled 02
Compilation Appearance Un Dia Normal
Compilation Appearance Power In Numbers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Phrenology (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Girl Interrupted (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance It's Time
Compilation Appearance Timbaland Presents Shock Value(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Total Dance 2008
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Pop
Compilation Appearance Duets:Friends & Legends
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 09
Compilation Appearance Elevate(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Los Extraterrestres Otra Dimension(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Mar Dulce
Compilation Appearance Roots (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kaleidoscope
Compilation Appearance Red Album(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Nothing(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Nothing(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Smurfs 2 (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Gnomeo And Juliet (Ost)
Associated Artist/Work N.E.R.D.
Associated Artist/Work Smooth Jazz All Stars
Associated Artist/Work The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Technical Info
CatalogID 0006300
Lable Name Dreamworks SKG
Released 06/20/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 20s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498520871
Musical Guests
Timbaland
Juanes
Album Notes and Credits
On her third studio album, LOOSE, Nelly Furtado largely abandons the bohemian vibe of previous outings, opting for an energetic, club-ready sound said to be influenced by the time she spent recording in Miami. The Canadian-born singer-songwriter approaches this significant change with wild abandon, as revealed on the sensual singles "Promiscuous," a remarkably catchy dance-pop tune that features Timbaland, and "Maneater," a leering, techno-tinged track. The percussive "No Hay Igual" finds Furtado delving into reggaeton, while "Te Busque" presents the soulful vocalist performing a melancholy duet with Colombian heartthrob Juanes. Though some Furtado fans may initially be perplexed by this dramatic sonic shift, repeated listens reveal the record's charms, particularly on the soaring, synth-laden opener "Afraid" and "All Good Things (Come to an End)," a thoughtful pop ballad co-penned by Coldplay's Chris Martin (who was once rumored to be her boyfriend). An unpredictable and assured album, LOOSE proves that Furtado can wander down unfamiliar stylistic roads and return with fascinating results.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Timbaland brings her back on LOOSE to scat her quirky high-school-musical vocals over his mostly Eighties beats..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "Much of Furtado's charm comes from her low-key, girlish sensuality....The most striking songs are in Spanish." -- Grade: B-
Q (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]uch of it is an inventive, hip-hop-inflected delight."
Q (p.118) - Ranked #55 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Promiscuous' features the booming tones of Mr. Land himself, alongside Furtado's breathy, come-hither vocals."
Disc 1
1 Afraid
2 Maneater
3 Promiscuous - (featuring Timbaland)
4 Glow
5 Showtime
6 No Hay Igual - (Spanish)
7 Te Busque - (Spanish, featuring Juanes)
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 - (Bonus Track Spanish Version)
Product Attributes
Artist Furtado,Nelly
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
Quotes
Dot Music The most relevant reference points for "Loose" are Gwen Stefani's "Love Angel Music Baby" and Justin Timberlake's "Justified"...
New Musical Express As thrilling as Gwen, as badass as MIA.
Observer Music Monthly This is glorious, 21st-century Technicolor pop...
The Guardian ...slick, smart and surprising...
The New York Times ...an addictive, deceptively lightweight album of electronic pop; at different points it evokes Janet Jackson, M.I.A., Gwen Stefani and Gnarls Barkley.

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