The Spirit Indestructible

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Sep 17, 2012
    60
    There's a fair bit of "positivity" gloop, such as Believers (Arab Spring), but not enough to ruin a decent album.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Sep 17, 2012
    42
    A wasteland of electro-funk also-rans and half-baked nods to hip-hop. [14/21 Sep 2012, p.141]
  3. Q Magazine
    Oct 23, 2012
    40
    Time for another rethink. [Nov 2012, p.96]
  4. Oct 17, 2012
    40
    It's not all bad, of course-if you prefer your sugar with a side of C-rate bounce, there are things here with which you most certainly could spend your Saturday nights.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    40
    Main producer Rodney Jerkins keeps the beats tight and hooks polished, but Furtado's flaming identity crisis makes this cringe listening.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 20, 2012
    10
    Nelly didn't need the current trend - and worn - of the U.S., to create a good album. Sounds original, different and exotic, and without doubtNelly didn't need the current trend - and worn - of the U.S., to create a good album. Sounds original, different and exotic, and without doubt the best song of the album is "Believers (Arab Spring)". Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    10
    This is one of the best albums I've listened in ages, bought the deluxe edition, heres my review of the tracks, out of 5 stars
  3. Sep 19, 2012
    10
    This album is really good. Furtado is mixing a lot of musical styles, but it's done really smoothly and "effortlessly", which left me feelingThis album is really good. Furtado is mixing a lot of musical styles, but it's done really smoothly and "effortlessly", which left me feeling that TSI is very coherent album. This could be achieved only by someone who is writing and producing her own songs (and unfortunately really rare in nowadays pop). Pros: main theme of the album, Furtado lyrics, from songs: High life, Miracles and Believers. Cons: sometimes beat is a little bit too overwhelming (eg. Parking lot). In general: highly recommended. Full Review »