"I look at myself in the mirror am I vital today?
Hey, man, I let my conscience get in the way" - From Hey Man!
My Opinions and Recommendations
Nelly Furtado is a great voice that has been added to the mainstream. Her sound is definitely different, and I think she will be around for a while to come. Her debut album, Whoa! Nelly has many different songs on it and mixes rap and latin, hip-hop and pop. My favorite songs on the CD are Baby Girl and I'm Like a Bird, but trust me when I say this is one CD that you should listen through all the way. I hope that Nelly Furtado is here to stay.
Her second album is just as good, if not better, than her first. She has had a baby and several of the songs are clearly sung to him. I really like the first single off the album, Powerless (Say What You Want). It has a great feel good message, like many of the other songs on the album. My other favorite is Forca. Check out this album for a fresh twist on the pop world.
She is new on the front, but she was clearly influenced by a lot of old timers like Janet Jackson. Her voice's versitality is similar to Shelby Lynne's, and she touches upon a wider range of music. Finally, one of Nelly's contemporaries is Amanda Ghost. They both have voices that grab your attention, and the beats in the songs help keep you interested.
Buy Nelly Furtado's Music