Folklore

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Folklore is about the joy of making something new out of random elements, and few other albums this year have captured that pleasure as well as this one does. [28 Nov 2003, p.123]
  2. A euphoric mix of wild Latin rhythms, electronic surges, soothing acoustic sounds and just about every instrument imaginable.
  3. Spin
    75
    While the vocals and arrangements are more ambitious and arguably better, there's less free play, less of the goofiness and kewpie-dancehall scatting that defined her. [Jan 2004, p.98]
  4. Folklore is essentially the sound of an artist taking a risk.
  5. Though few tracks on Folklore stand out, the album hangs together agreeably, thanks to its parade of offbeat influences and guest stars.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Mar 31, 2016
    10
    You ever have one of those rare moments where an album comes along and you love every single song on it? Folklore is it for me. It's my allYou ever have one of those rare moments where an album comes along and you love every single song on it? Folklore is it for me. It's my all time favorite album and Nelly Furtado's best work. Full Review »
  2. YvesG.
    Sep 6, 2007
    8
    A good album, with very interesting and different sounds.
  3. SaraM.l
    Aug 17, 2007
    9
    I must say that I wholeheartedly disagree with the above reviews. This album is an innovative yet natural progression of Furtado's style I must say that I wholeheartedly disagree with the above reviews. This album is an innovative yet natural progression of Furtado's style and skill as an artist, vocalist, and producer. I was amazed with the genuine emotion of the vocals and ingenuity of the arrangements. It's an album that I can listen to endlessly (as with the first) and still get a new feeling or perspective, like a good book you keep re-reading. The raw energy and life of this music is excitingly contagious and uplifting. Full Review »