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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. The most relevant reference points for "Loose" are Gwen Stefani's "Love Angel Music Baby" and Justin Timberlake's "Justified" - producer-defined albums that reinvented their performers as stand-alone solo artists with a wide, hip remit.
  3. This is glorious, 21st-century Technicolor po.
  4. Furtado's style-hopping nature makes her a never less-than-interesting artist, but it doesn't work to her advantage when it occurs within the same record, and that's what ultimately keeps Loose from cohering as a singularly great pop album the way her prior efforts did.
  5. Unfortunately, the result is like a blind date where the chemistry doesn't quite click.
  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
    10
    With club-ready songs like "Maneater" and "Promiscuous", quiet soothing songs like "In God's Hands", "Showtime" and "Alll Good Things (Come toWith 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
  2. Gisella
    Jul 12, 2006
    10
    I love this album, I can't remember the last time I loved an album. AWESOME
  3. lesliea
    Feb 6, 2007
    10
    well, what can i say?this cd rocks!!!!! f**k all those bi***es that say it sucks because it doesn't at all.all of the songs are well, what can i say?this cd rocks!!!!! f**k all those bi***es that say it sucks because it doesn't at all.all of the songs are great!you rock nelly!!!!!!! Expand
  4. LynetteT
    Jun 19, 2006
    9
    I have been a Nelly fan since "Whoa, Nelly!", and I have been eagerly awaiting a new album from her. While I have read other opinions from I have been a Nelly fan since "Whoa, Nelly!", and I have been eagerly awaiting a new album from her. While I have read other opinions from fans being disappointed in her "selling out", I find the album to be a fun and upbeat summer release. I have been listening to the whole album on MTV's The Leak several times, and I'll be buying the album tomorrow. Expand
  5. Wolf
    Apr 18, 2007
    9
    Say it Right? Say Nelly Furtado! Her best album to date! A great variation of songs, good lyrics and stunning cover art. If you haven't Say it Right? Say Nelly Furtado! Her best album to date! A great variation of songs, good lyrics and stunning cover art. If you haven't bought 'Loose' yet, you Expand
  6. LuisG
    Jun 24, 2006
    8
    ....Nelly has finally found a niche...timbaland does her so much justice....comparisons to GWEN are unaviodable....but here we actually ....Nelly has finally found a niche...timbaland does her so much justice....comparisons to GWEN are unaviodable....but here we actually believe teh music and the artist.....nelly is not playin a part she is really a dance/ hip hop/ pop galore DIVA where gwen was passer by NELLY is definetly on FIRE !!!! i really enjoy the album Expand
  7. AlanR
    Jun 22, 2006
    0
    The ultimate in modern stupidity.

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