Sunday, November 30, 2008
Whoa, Nelly (2001) Nelly Furtado
On WHOA NELLY, young songstress Nelly Furtado defies expectations by mixing and matching styles and approaches. The overriding production aesthetic includes R&B/hip-hop loops, beats, and samples mated with pure pop touches and some quirky electronic swoops and lurches. Furtado's songs combine hip-hop attitude with occasional Latin rhythmic accents, but the most striking aspect of this recording is the lyrics.
While it wouldn't be difficult to imagine these arrangements being completely effective framing generic pop sentiments, Furtado places no constrictions on her lyrical muse, using unusual imagery, odd syntax, and inventive scenarios that immediately set her apart from the Top 40 crowd. References to a "Mobius strip," "proper grammar," and the "North American dream" are the rule rather than the exception in Furtado's pleasingly left-field style. Her vocals and the production are so seamless that if you're not paying attention, the unusual lyrics might slip right by. If that happens, Furtado will have made some real headway in subverting the pop mainstream.
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1. Hey, Man!
2. On the Radio (Remember the Days), ...
3. Baby Girl
5. I'm Like a Bird
6. Turn Off the Light
7. Trynna Finda Way
9. Well, Well
10. My Love Grows Deeper Part 1
11. I Will Make U Cry
12. Scared of You - (Portuguese)