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Folklore [Enhanced]

Nelly FurtadoAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

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listen  1. One-Trick Pony (Album Version) [feat. Kronos Quartet] 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Powerless (Say What You Want) (Album Version) 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Explode (Album Version) 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Try (Album Version) 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Fresh Off The Boat (Album Version) 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Forca (Album Version) 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Grass Is Green (Album Version) 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Picture Perfect (Album Version) 5:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Saturdays (Album Version) [feat. Jarvis Church] 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Build You Up (Album Version) 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Island Of Wonder (Album Version) [feat. Caetano Veloso] 3:48$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen12. Childhood Dreams (Album Version) 6:33$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Nelly Furtado "Mi Plan"
After the huge success of her critically acclaimed album "Loose" which allowed her to be the number 1 artist in global sales in 2007, Nelly decides to do her musical dream of making her first full Spanish language album.
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  • Audio CD (November 25, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • ASIN: B0000DFZZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,707 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On her second album, Nelly Furtado takes a hard left turn. The colorful but incomplete fusion of her debut, Whoa, Nelly!, gives way on the tellingly titled Folklore to an approach that lets in some acoustic sounds that take the music in an entirely different, richer direction. At times sounding like a dead ringer for singer-writer Sam Phillips (whose work colors each episode of the TV series "Gilmore Girls"), Furtado aims for more rock-oriented ground without losing the Brazilian influences that are so much a part of her identity. Her voice and tunes are strong, and both words and music paint a young woman still very much in movement, change, flux. It’s an intriguing sound, and one that thoughtful listeners will cherish. --Rickey Wright

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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands Down The BEST Album Of 2003 December 31, 2003
Format:Audio CD
In January 2001 I heard a song called "I'm Like A Bird" on the radio for the first time. I found out that it was by a new Canadian talent called Nelly Furtado. The song became a huge hit, and her debut album "Whoa, Nelly!" became one of Britain's top sellers in 2001. I bought that album and totally fell in love with Furtado. Her voice, her lyrics, her sound, her style, her melodies, Hell even the album artwork was exquisite! The album became my favourite of 2001, and one of my all-time favourites. So it was with the release of Nelly's second studio album, "Folklore" that I waited with baited breath. However, I need not have worried.

Folklore is an even more fabulous album than her debut, which sees Nelly bridging the gap and breaking the boundaries between different cultures and their musical styles. She hooks up with Track & Field once more, who she worked with on her masterpiece first album, but they've taken a different approach here. Gone is the record-scratching production of her debut, replaced by a much more serious, worldly and mature feel. Nelly's first album relied on its lyrics, beats and instrumental qualities. Folklore does more of the same, but bends the rules a little. It's hard to describe, but it's not hard to imagine Nelly and her production duo picking up any object from the studio floor and turning it into an instrument.

The album opens with the fantastic "One Trick Pony." Here Nelly declares that she is indeed no one trick pony, and that she will be around for a very long time. I have no doubt in this statement, especially when you have a wonderful orchestra build up to open the song, provided by the Kronos Quartet. The album's lead single, "Powerless (Say What You Want)," is easily Nelly's best single to date.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album - Highly Recommended December 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Make no mistake, Nelly Furtado's second album is one of the best -- if not the best -- albums of 2003. Folklore is a wonderfully thoughtful, highly polished, and absolutely vibrant album that is worth the price of admission.
One thing about Folklore -- and also Whoa, Nelly!, for that matter -- is that each song is unique. If one song doesn't appeal to you, chances are another one will. From the lush, dream-like quality of "Island of Wonder" and "Childhood Dreams" to the simple, yet profound tracks such as "Saturdays," Nelly Furtado demonstrates an excellent spectrum of her capabilities.
And yet, despite the diverse styles, the songs all come together perfectly. The consistency and continuity from track to track are unmistakable. One thing that never wanes is its quality. The themes and imageries in Folklore are something a lot of us can relate to. Something that speaks to us.
Music, then, has a way of communicating to and touching its audience. In that sense, Folklore embodies everything that "music" ought to be. A casual listen of Folklore may hook you with its unique sounds and rhythm. But that's merely scratching the surface. A serious listen undoubtedly provides a deeper, richer experience -- as an awesome mix of instruments complements Furtado's silky-smooth delivery; and her lyrics, syntax, and choice of words paint a colourful, beautiful picture.
I say this without reservations: Folklore is an intelligent album. You'll understand once you sit down and genuinely listen to it. The overall experience is one you should not pass up. Like the previous reviewer said: don't download this. Buy it. Obviously, this is my personal opinion, but for what it's worth, Folklore has my highest reccommendations.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly's Forklore Rocks!!! November 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the 5 cds that I have been waiting on this year. And Nelly did not disappoint me. I know a lot of people didn't like her first cd "Whoa, Nelly" because of her vocals and her music was so different. This time, the music sinks into you more easily. Some songs require more than one listening. But it's all worth it. Also her vocals have really matured and she sounds great. I love Canada for many things, but producing Nelly is one of the top reasons. Lets break it down:
1. One-Trick Pony- I really love this song. What an inspiring song about being yourself (no matter how different you may be). She uses a banjo on this song. How cool!

2. Powerless (Say What You Want)- as a black person, this song says so much to me. But the song is so universal that anybody can relate to it.
3. Explode- probably my 2nd favorite song. This song makes me dance and it talks about being teenagers and learning your lessons. I really love the beats and she is singing on this song.

4. Try - beautiful song about trying to be a good person because of another person. It continues the theme of growing up that's on this album.

5. Fresh Off the Boat- Nelly talks about her family leaving their native country for NA. She's proud of her culture.

6. Forga- I really love this song and the title is of her native language. Makes you dance.

7. Saturdays - a song about how she spent her childhood's Saturdays. I love the fact that its only her, a guitar and a backing soulful male singer.

8. Picture Perfect- the music is rather bluesy when it starts off and then just explodes with the chorus. IMO, the song talks about how some things are not what they appear to be.

9. The Grass Is Green- a good mid-temp rock song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best
This is a classic from Nelly Furtado and one of my favorites! I love this album and have always really enjoyed the work from Nelly Furtado!
Published 4 months ago by R.D. Quick
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album Ever
I love Nelly Furtado! This is her best album ever! The songs on here are great. I don't think that I can say that I dislike any songs on here.
Published 7 months ago by Manuel Gomez
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd for die hard fans
great cd for a Nelly furtado fan. highly recommend it - just for the few great pop songs. Not for everyone. doesn't have the radio hits that most people want
Published 7 months ago by Tek-d
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album!
I can't explain how much I truly love this album. I wasn't sure about her in the beginning because some of the singles were kind of popish and annoying. Read more
Published on December 6, 2011 by Dana
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best
This Folklore album is by far in my opinion the best of Nelly's. The words are so touching where most of her other albums are pop, not that this does not have pop but it has more... Read more
Published on February 23, 2011 by B. Olson
4.0 out of 5 stars Nelly should stick to Folk
I feel that out of her english pop albums this one is the best. Not saying that Loose isn't good because it is, as was Whoa Nelly! Read more
Published on November 30, 2009 by Music Melody
3.0 out of 5 stars Folklore
Folklore being Furtado's 2nd album suffers from her taking herself a little bit too seriously and the lyrics are suffering because of this. Read more
Published on September 18, 2009 by Bjorn Viberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Carry on, Nelly!
"Folklore" has been with me for 4.5 years, and I still listen to this album from start to finish. Some tracks are weaker than others, but all of them flow thematically and... Read more
Published on March 26, 2009 by C. Jung
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album!
I first discovered Nelly Furtado with her single "I'm Like a Bird" but I didn't know that was her who sang that song... Read more
Published on March 17, 2009 by F. Marcos Gomez
4.0 out of 5 stars fire and ?
Not really surprised, I knew what to expect and was really satisfied. Worth getting, anyhow.
Published on February 20, 2009 by Janusz Niewolik
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