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Barnes & Noble - Michael Endelman
Whoa, Nelly! is the debut from Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, who delivers a striking blend of self-assured songwriting, world music rhythms, and radio-ready pop sheen. The precocious 21-year-old is a graduate of the Lilith Fair, but don't peg her as another earnest folkie. Whoa, Nelly! contains a couple of folk-rock numbers and there's a definite Ani DiFranco influence in Furtado's rap-tinged delivery, but this daughter of Portuguese immigrants is more interested in pan-cultural journeys through sultry samba sway "Party", bouncy dancehall reggae "Baby Girl", and TLC-style R&B "...on the Radio". Vocally, Furtado keeps you guessing as she flip-flops between Gwen ...
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Barnes & Noble - Michael Endelman
Whoa, Nelly! is the debut from Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, who delivers a striking blend of self-assured songwriting, world music rhythms, and radio-ready pop sheen. The precocious 21-year-old is a graduate of the Lilith Fair, but don't peg her as another earnest folkie. Whoa, Nelly! contains a couple of folk-rock numbers and there's a definite Ani DiFranco influence in Furtado's rap-tinged delivery, but this daughter of Portuguese immigrants is more interested in pan-cultural journeys through sultry samba sway "Party", bouncy dancehall reggae "Baby Girl", and TLC-style R&B "...on the Radio". Vocally, Furtado keeps you guessing as she flip-flops between Gwen Stefani heartbreak, raga-tinged rhyme cadences, and wordless ethno-scatting reminiscent of Zap Mama. Though it may sound convoluted, Furtado ties together the myriad influences with an aggressive pop sense and insidious hooks that lodge in your brain for weeks. A globe-trotting beat junkie with talent to spare, Furtado glides effortlessly between the coffeehouse and the club with an eye on the charts.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Nelly Furtado's Whoa, Nelly! is one of those albums that's designed to be a surprising, precocious debut -- the kind of record that's meant to make a listener exclaim, well, "whoa nelly" upon the first spin. From that first play, it's evident that Furtado is indeed an audacious songwriter, not at all hesitant to bare her emotions, tackle winding melodies, and bend boundaries to the point that much of the record sounds like folk-pop tinged with bossa nova and backed by a production designed for TLC. Clearly, this is a musician with big, serious ambitions, a notion that is supported not only by her naked lyrics but especially by her singing. Furtado is a restless vocalist, skitting and scatting with abandon, spitting out rapid repetitions, bending notes, and frequently indulging in melismas. This, more than anything, makes her a bit of an acquired taste, since her relentless vocalizing can obscure hooks that are nevertheless there. Once you appreciate (or grow to understand) her quirks, Whoa, Nelly! unfolds as a rewarding, promising debut, albeit one with its flaws. True, most of those flaws arise from its naïveté: a tendency to push too hard, whether it's in piecing together genres in attempt to create something original or lyrics that can sound a little sophomoric in their soul searching. These don't arrive in isolated instances, either -- they're wound into the songs themselves. You either choose to be annoyed by these quirks or become charmed by them, realizing it's a first album, and savoring the talent that's apparent on much of the album. Many of her blends of pop, folk, dance, and Latin are beguiling; she has a knack for strong pop hooks (particularly on "On the Radio," "Well, Well," and "Turn Off the Light"); her lyrical imagery can be evocative; she has a sly sense of humor; and, when she doesn't get carried away, she's an inventive, endearingly eccentric vocalist. These are the things that endure after that first slightly bewildering spin of Whoa, Nelly! and those are the things that make you wonder where she goes from here. [Whoa, Nelly! was re-released in 2002 with a bonus track and two CD-ROM videos.]
Rolling Stone - James Hunter
...spastic, like high-impact hip-hop, melodically durable like big-time pop and soulfully, intelligently, sensuously international.
Entertainment Weekly - David Browne
For all its brash genre-hopping and goofy devices, Nelly Furtado's vibrant first album is a runaway delight.

...spastic, like high-impact hip-hop, melodically durable like big-time pop and soulfully, intelligently, sensuously international.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Universal Import
  • UPC: 600445036321
  • Catalog Number: 450363

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hey, Man! (4:10)
  2. 2 Shit on the Radio (Remember the Days) (3:54)
  3. 3 Baby Girl (3:46)
  4. 4 Legend (3:34)
  5. 5 I'm Like a Bird (4:03)
  6. 6 Turn Off the Light (4:36)
  7. 7 Trynna Finda Way (3:33)
  8. 8 Party (4:02)
  9. 9 Well, Well (3:00)
  10. 10 My Love Grows Deeper, Pt. 1 (4:23)
  11. 11 I Will Make U Cry (3:59)
  12. 12 Scared of You (6:09)
  13. 13 Onde Estas (4:14)
  14. 14 I'm Like a Bird
  15. 15 Turn Off the Light
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelly Furtado Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Curt Bisquera Drums
Martin Tillman Cello
Rick Waychesko Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Field Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, scratching, Telecaster
Mike Elizondo Bass, Electric Bass, Upright Bass
James McCollum Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alex Rebelo Rhythm Guitar
Camara Kambon Piano
Daniel Stone Triangle, Shaker, Wood Block, Udu
The Track Tambourine, Background Vocals, Shaker, Quica
Roberto Occhipinti Bass
Allan Molnar Vibes
Joe "Public" Allen Trumpet
Nuno Cristo Guitar
Johnny "The American" Electric Guitar
Luis Orbegoso Conga
Victor Rebelo Berimbau
Technical Credits
Bill Meyers String Arrangements
Field Programming, Producer, Engineer
Brad Haehnel Engineer
Brian West Composer, Producer
Victor Florencia Engineer
Scott Hull Mastering
Denis Tougas Engineer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Sophie Muller Video Director
Gerald Eaton Composer, Producer
The Track Programming, Producer
Matthew Lindauer Art Direction
Nelly Furtado Composer, Programming, Producer
Jon Krupp Engineer
Francis Lawrence Video Director
Jon "Rabbi" Levine Producer
Dana Marasca Fashion Stylist
Darrel Moen Engineer
Manuela Furtado Translation Assistant
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