The Spirit Indestructible

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It takes a moment to realize just how long it took for Nelly Furtado to deliver a full-fledged follow-up to her blockbuster 2006 makeover Loose. That Timbaland-assisted shift toward the club arrived six years after her 2000 debut, and that's precisely the gap of time between Loose and its 2012 follow-up The Spirit Indestructible. Furtado wasn't exactly quiet during those six years -- halfway through she released the excellent Mi Plan with the Latin market in mind -- but it certainly can't be said that she capitalized on the smash success of "Promiscuous" and "Man Eater," so it shouldn't exactly come as a surprise that The Spirit Indestructible doesn't precisely ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It takes a moment to realize just how long it took for Nelly Furtado to deliver a full-fledged follow-up to her blockbuster 2006 makeover Loose. That Timbaland-assisted shift toward the club arrived six years after her 2000 debut, and that's precisely the gap of time between Loose and its 2012 follow-up The Spirit Indestructible. Furtado wasn't exactly quiet during those six years -- halfway through she released the excellent Mi Plan with the Latin market in mind -- but it certainly can't be said that she capitalized on the smash success of "Promiscuous" and "Man Eater," so it shouldn't exactly come as a surprise that The Spirit Indestructible doesn't precisely play as pop, even if it has plenty of heavy, window-rattling beats and bass. After the big breakthrough of Loose, she's reluctant to leave the club behind -- she works heavily with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, brings Nas in for a cameo, and tries desperately to write a slamming single in "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)," but she comes up far short, stumbling over its heavy-footed hook. Whenever Furtado takes a bold stab at re-creating the slinky success of "Promiscuous" she stumbles, veering toward the eerily melancholic, never quite delivering the hedonistic abandon she teases. Elsewhere, this meditative instinct serves The Spirit Indestructible quite well, creating a curiously shimmering electronic folk-rock that floats tenuously between its two extremes, a tension that invigorates such tracks as the closing "Believers (Arab Spring)." Clearly, The Spirit Indestructible is intended as a hybrid of the introspection and restless adventure of Folklore and the savvy stylist of Loose, an ambitious and difficult prospect to be sure, so it's not entirely a surprise that Furtado isn't entirely successful; at times, the album is more impressive for what she intends to achieve than what she accomplishes. And yet for all its contradictions and clumsiness, it's hard not to admire The Spirit Indestructible, for it is that rare thing: a major-label album that bears the unmistakably messy, human stamp of an artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2012
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602537036394
  • Catalog Number: 001688502
  • Sales rank: 106,216

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spirit Indestructible (3:58)
  2. 2 Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) (3:46)
  3. 3 High Life - Ace Primo (4:18)
  4. 4 Parking Lot (5:25)
  5. 5 Something (3:35)
  6. 6 Bucket List (4:22)
  7. 7 The Most Beautiful Thing - Sara Tavares (3:59)
  8. 8 Waiting for the Night (4:28)
  9. 9 Miracles (3:26)
  10. 10 Circles (3:51)
  11. 11 Enemy (4:18)
  12. 12 Believers (Arab Spring) (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelly Furtado Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Vincent Henry Guitar, Saxophone
Rusty Anderson Electric Guitar
Roy Bittan Accordion
Paul Bushnell Bass
Josh Freese Drums
Rick Nowels Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Thom Panunzio Vocals
Salaam Remi Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Keith Scott Guitar
Joel Shearer Guitar
Brian Allison Bass
Brent Paschke Guitar
LaShawn Daniels Background Vocals
Alex Moore Background Vocals
Jamie Edwards Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Smith Vocals
Alan Chang Keyboards, Synthesizer Strings
Sara Tavares Background Vocals
Dean Reid Drums
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Drums
Michael Angelakos Background Vocals
Lazonte Franklin Background Vocals
Thomas Lumpkins Background Vocals
Hernst Bellevue Keyboards
Ace Primo Background Vocals
Antonio Jose Furtado Vocals
Karl Campbell Hand Clapping
Judah Salazar Background Vocals
Jeianna Salazar Background Vocals
Irene Salazar Background Vocals
Tony-Kaya Whitney Vocals
Sariah Salazar Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Josh Freese Programming
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Rick Nowels Composer, Producer
Salaam Remi Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bob Rock Producer
Rodney Jerkins Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Kathryn MacIvor Administration
Nelly Furtado Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Kieron Menzies Engineer
Eric Helmkamp Engineer
Chris Zane Composer, Producer
Ianthe Zevos Creation
Orlando Vitto Engineer
Nevis Artwork
Dean Reid Programming, Engineer
Gleyder "Gee" Disla Engineer
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Programming
Andrew Schubert Engineer
Jordan Stilwell Engineer
Brad Townsend Engineer
Michael Angelakos Composer, Producer
Mogollon Art Direction
Greg Morgan drum programming, Sound Design
Nasir Jones Composer
Andre Lindal Producer, Instrumentation
Franklin Socorro Engineer
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Producer
Hernst Bellevue Composer
Matt Champlin Engineer
Don Juan Demarco "Demo" Casanova Producer, Vocal Engineer
The Demolition Crew drum programming
Niko K. Warren Composer
Marco Sipriano Engineer
Chris Smith Management
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