Loose - Nelly Furtado
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  • Summary: Whoa, Nelly indeed. Timbaland produced the bulk of the singer's dancier, poppier third album, and even sings on one track.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. She’s found the perfect collaborator to match her voracious appetite for all things pop.
  2. 80
    In the way the tunes crash and throb, much of the album could be the "Milkshake" follow-up Kelis never got around to recording. [Jun 2006, p.84]
  3. Aside from a few duff tracks 'Loose' is an absolute beauty that couldn't have arrived at a better moment.
  4. It probably won't appeal to all, and some of Furtado's fans may be hugely turned off by the more danceable tracks. Yet Timbaland has revitalized Furtado - this is the sound of an artist having the time of her life.
  5. Although a respectable, yet fickle bid at club fodder, schmaltzy ballads, and trend riding one offs, something about it just doesn’t fit.
  6. The strangest thing about Loose isn't its irregularity, but the simple fact that this doesn't sound like Nelly Furtado at all.
  7. Unfortunately, Furtado doesn't have the rhyming skills, vocal chops or attitude to pull off any one of her new personae.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 76
  2. Negative: 10 out of 76
  1. Apr 14, 2011
    With club-ready songs like "Maneater" and "Promiscuous", quiet soothing songs like "In God's Hands", "Showtime" and "Alll Good Things (Come to An End)", and all the rest, "Loose" is the perfect mix. I admit that "Whoa, Nelly!" and "Folklore" have more quiet and less "poppy" songs, but "Loose" is perfect for anyone, anywhere. Expand

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