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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 73 Ratings

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  • Summary: The first new release in five years for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by John Congleton.
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Pipe Dreams
Don't sell me no pipe dreams I wanna live with you through everything Don't sell me no pipe dreams I wanna live in a kaleidoscope Don't sell me no... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    The influence of producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky) is clear, Furtado exerting pop-adjacent weirdness with a healthy dose of fuzz and charm. However, she loses the focus and simple brilliance of the more upbeat moments when she hits the ballads.
  2. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    What gives The Ride its personality how these hooks bend through Congleton's production and Furtado's subdued delivery, shifting this mainstream pop just into a fringe where this singer/songwriter now seems happy to be.
  3. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    The Ride feels a lot like the debut of a new rising star.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    60
    The result is a better-than-most modern pop record filtered through an indie aesthetic that nevertheless lacks the forward-thinking drive of the best of either genres.
  5. Apr 3, 2017
    60
    This is unabashedly a pop album, full of big melodies and simple metaphors, that adds just a bit of analog fuzz to her usually pristine sound.
  6. 58
    The problem with The Ride is just that it’s a lot duller than it should be, and it feels even more disappointing given that her most successful work is also her most eccentric.
  7. Mar 30, 2017
    40
    It’s difficult to avoid making endless comparisons when an album feels so miserably storyboarded--the sad fallout of commercial pop that just patchworks trendy styles together. But at least The Rise does so with zeal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Mar 17, 2018
    10
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    I really like this album
    deserves all the awards i loved
  2. Mar 17, 2018
    10
    I have to say nelly is an amazing woman with unique talent. Your incredible way of doing beautiful work is incredible.
    beautiful album and
    I have to say nelly is an amazing woman with unique talent. Your incredible way of doing beautiful work is incredible.
    beautiful album and beautiful music

    I love you Nelly@^#*@^#*#&#*#^##*#^#*#*#*#*
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  3. Apr 13, 2017
    10
    Good album, positive indie vibes!
    If you're after an album of top-40 pop bangers, you'd better go elsewhere =)
    Indie production, pretty
    Good album, positive indie vibes!
    If you're after an album of top-40 pop bangers, you'd better go elsewhere =)
    Indie production, pretty vintage sound, vocals sound great.
    Best tracks IMHO: Cold Heart Truth, Live, Palaces.
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  4. Mar 17, 2018
    10
    Gostei muito do álbum
    Nelly é maravilhosa
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  5. Apr 3, 2017
    10
    Absolutely stunning, her best album with no doubt! It takes hints from Whoa, Nelly! and molds them into something new and nostalgic at theAbsolutely stunning, her best album with no doubt! It takes hints from Whoa, Nelly! and molds them into something new and nostalgic at the same time. If you were expecting anything like Loose you'll probably want to pass this one, if not you won't regret giving it a try, specially if you love 70s/80s synthpop music.
    My faves are: Pipe Dreams, Paris Sun, Magic, Phoenix, Sticks And Stones and Right Road.
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  6. Apr 10, 2017
    10
    This album is incredible! What a masterpiece. Can`t stop listening to it since the day it was released. Thank you Nelly for being true toThis album is incredible! What a masterpiece. Can`t stop listening to it since the day it was released. Thank you Nelly for being true to yourself and make real music! Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2019
    0
    Gostei muito desse álbum, mostrou uma Nelly madura, que não precisa recorrer a músicas apelativas pra entregar um álbum lindo. com umaGostei muito desse álbum, mostrou uma Nelly madura, que não precisa recorrer a músicas apelativas pra entregar um álbum lindo. com uma sonoridade adequada pra época e acima de tudo com muito bom gosto. destaco as canções " Phoenix " e " Sticks & Stones " Expand

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