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Whoa, Nelly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No balance yet, but definately recommended

    I bought "Whoa, Nelly!" when I had already listened to "Folklore", which wasn't really fair to WN... because "Folklore" is just one of the greatest albums ever, every track's really good and all the tracks fit together perfectly. On her first album, Nelly's still a bit trying and I got the idea the cd hasn't such a balance as its successor. But still - it's a really nice album with swinging rhythms and beautiful songs. "Whoa, Nelly!" is like Nelly's teenage-period, where she's still searching for stability in her music, "Folklore" is her as an adult, making the most amazing music, and "Loose"... well, that's her as a 40 year old with a midlifecrisis. You can't say she isn't growing up....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoa Nelly is completely an independent album.

    After listening to ‘Loose’ I thought I take a couple of steps backwards and listen to her debut album. I first heard Nelly on the radio with "I'm Like a Bird." It was definitely catchy but never bought the album because anyone can write one catchy song. After hearing this album I see that she has managed to create an album all her own and I also understand why she had accumulated so many fans. The cover of this album is very cute because it has this 70’s appeal to it. The first thing I notice in this album is the unique beats and rhythms. The sheer audacity of the album is really what won me over, though. It doesn't pull its punches, and much of it is clearly felt through her voice even though very nasal at times, is often balanced by her own lower, more soulful back-up. She often attaches a 40's jazz style vibrato to the notes she carries to smooth out her meowing. Her lyrics vary from cut-&-dry to romantically poetic without being overly sentimental, and her accompaniment is touched by every side of the spectrum. There’s everything from classical string arrangements, to metallic guitar riffs, with turn-table scratching, bouncing techno synthesizer, and her cultural, acoustic guitar in- between. The tracks that I’ve gathered as my favorites are "Legend," "Well, Well", "My Love Grows Deeper Part 1," "I Will Make U Cry," "Scared of You,"(You liked me till you heard my s*** on the radio)”, "Baby Girl," and "Turn off The Light." Each expresses strength and life very well. "I Will Make U Cry" as well as "Party" are very emotional songs, filled the rawest of raw feelings and I also love the instrumental introduction on "Hey Man." This album did not disappoint me. I was very impressed of the uniqueness and originality of her first album. Rather than try to sound like others, she crafted her own style first time out. Nelly Furtado is an artist who obviously had a lot to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music's OTHER Nelly!

    I Love Nelly Furtado! The first time I heard her I said'' That's Nelly, ( the rapper)?'' But I loved I'm like a Bird, and think most the songs have good beats and lyrics! I hope to see Nelly nominated for best new artist next year at the Grammys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You GO Nelly!

    I bought this cd, and have enjoyed it a great deal. I think that it has great songs, and vocals. Nelly Furtado is a great singer AND songwriter. I really hope she becomes a big star.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoa Nelly! is highly recommended.

    This CD is very fresh. Nothing like a lot of the music popular right now. It includes a little mix of DJ, alternative, and guitar with her interesting vocals. I discovered Nelly Furtado's music through Napster, and I am very glad of it. In my opinion, the best songs are Hey Man, Turn Out the Lights, Like a Bird(which they have begun playing on one of my local radio stations), On the Radio, and Well Well. I was surprised and very happy with my purchase!

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