Mi Plan

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  • Summary: The first Spanish-language album for the Canadian-born singer features Alejandro Fernyndez, Juan Luis Guerra, Julieta Venegas, La Mala Rodrýguez and Concha Buika, and Josh Groban as guests.
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  1. With simple, straightforward songs that appeal to melodic sensibilities rather than rhythmic contraptions, the set is a mix of vulnerability and earnestness.
  2. The music here is lush or spare when necessary. More singing in this context makes her shine more brightly.
  3. It says quite a bit about Nelly Furtado's ambitions and skill when her Spanish detour winds up being arguably her strongest album yet.
  4. Can she master the bustle and colour of Latin pop as easily as she mastered sweaty electro? Tristemente, no. While never less than agreeable, Mi Plan is rarely more than that.
  5. Tracks like 'Fuerte' find a decent Timba-lite groove; the rest are, at best, inconsequential.
  6. Mi Plan is a mildly diverting listen that doesn't tarnish the brand and helps re-connect the artist with a core fanbase.
  7. While Mi Plan is by no means some excruciating disaster, it is heartless, with forced sincerity and awkward posturing uncharacteristic of Furtado's previous work.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 15, 2011
    10
    Man, I don't know why some people don't like this album, I love it. Listen to the lyrics! I mean "Feliz Cumpleanos" is heart-breaking. IMan, I don't know why some people don't like this album, I love it. Listen to the lyrics! I mean "Feliz Cumpleanos" is heart-breaking. I love all the duets. Expand
  2. ely
    Sep 17, 2009
    10
    If you like Juanes, Julieta Venegas (who is a guest in 2 songs), or are a fan of Nelly and her voice you'll love this cd. If you If you like Juanes, Julieta Venegas (who is a guest in 2 songs), or are a fan of Nelly and her voice you'll love this cd. If you don't love her voice then Maybe you should be listen to it from a friend because I know some people consider her voice to be an acquired taste(though I don't know why because I love it and think it is so unique, as an aspiring singer, I'm jealous of her voice!!) I've listened to it 3 times since buying it last night and my favorite songs so far are: Vacacion, Suficiente Tiempo, Fuerte, Como Lluvia, Mas, Bajo otra Luz, Feliz Cumpleanos and the hidden track. Well that's almost the whole cd and I'm sure that the other songs will become favorites soon. With Loose it took a while for me to like-no-looove the songs because when I heard the cd 4 the 1st time, I just didn't like it unlike her previous work which I loved immediately, but I know that eventually this cd will be one that I can't stop listening to. This album proves that SHE DOESN'T NEED TIMBALAND because she's too unique to try to be another dancing pop star with beat driven music!!! Can't wait to see her in concert! Collapse
  3. SophieA
    Sep 23, 2009
    4
    I have to say that, Mi Plan unfortunately really rather boring. I love Nelly, love most of her songs and her former styles from whoa nelly to I have to say that, Mi Plan unfortunately really rather boring. I love Nelly, love most of her songs and her former styles from whoa nelly to loose, so not just loose. my fave album was folklore from her, because, i felt that, she expressed the best herself on it. And when i heard that album, i thought: wow! a really amazing person with unique style and voice! and i couldnt wait for her new album, mi plan. Manos al aire was a special song, a great mixture and i thought: if mi plan will just like good as the first single, then this album will BE AWESOME. but after this good single, i began to be disappointed. más was romantic, but too slow, in bajo otra lúz just the chorus part was liked and it was a similar situation with mi plan single too. so, theres 3 song on the album, what i really like: manos al aire, fuerte and suficiente tiempo. thats all. i think, that was the problem, that nelly want to release a superfantastic spanish album, and thats good, that nelly really enjoyed the album-making, but i miss the dynamic, interesting and excitin songs. and i also think, she doesnt provide the voice-capacity, what we accustom from her, because her audios are very weak. Nelly, your next album let be much melodious and exciting, please! and i think, these mistakes arent the consequences of the language borders, just this album too relaxing to be hiter. Expand
  4. RobertM
    Sep 17, 2009
    2
    I wonder if people bought the album if it wasnt by Nelly Furtado. It was very, very mediocre. Makes her last album Loose look very good, and I wonder if people bought the album if it wasnt by Nelly Furtado. It was very, very mediocre. Makes her last album Loose look very good, and that was already not good for Nelly standards. People always say, that Nelly tries different things with every album, but this time her new songs are just...boring. And its not because I dont speak spanish, but because the music is just so simple and dull. And, even more surprising, Nelly has no soul or any passion on this album. She has delivered better vocals on her other records. Its a record youll hear while on vacation when you have a drink at the beach bar and relax. From an artistic point of view it is pretty bad. People that only liked Loose by Nelly, will be disappointed. Even hardcore fans will be disappointed, not all, but many like me. Nelly has arrived in the mainstream pop business, and now she follows her female collegues by recording boring pop music. Expand