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View Poll Results: How do you like your Nelly?
The Old Version, much more real, much better music 29 42.03%
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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2006, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Bring the Old Nelly Furtado Back!

Sure, her new album is sexy, exciting and good for the moment.

But I much preferred her earlier music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wod092NnBg - Powerless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SroK4OT_gOg - Try

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NISWzRhmknM - I'm Like a Bird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udr0iz7JhzQ - Explode

Great song and video, and she wasn't trying so hard to be hot.

What do you all think, do you like current Nelly or old Nelly better?

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Re: Bring the Old Nelly Furtado Back!

I miss old Nelly too.
She used to be so free and cool, like she didn't care what people thought of her. She made her music, and if you liked it great, if not, whatever.

Now it just seems like she's in it for the popularity and the money.

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Old Nelly was SO much better. It seems she has become a whole new different person. I saw an interview with her recently, and I never remembered her being so ditzy. She was acting like such an air-head.

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Re: Bring the Old Nelly Furtado Back!

I agree with you both.

I also just watched this too, so good, without trying to be like everyone else

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NISWzRhmknM

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Oh God, Powerless was one of her whackest songs ever.

Nelly is not THAT much different from the way she was before. Her first album had just as much hip-hop influence (Baby Girl, Turn off the Lights, Shit on the radio) and aggressiveness as Loose does. Her second album (which was her worst IMO) is where she took the departure from her true style and started making that World Music shit, and not many people liked that (as shown by record sales from that album).
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I agree with you both.

I also just watched this too, so good, without trying to be like everyone else

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NISWzRhmknM
Yeh I remember that song Nelly where have you gone?

I guess though she did what she needed to survive. Her second album didn't do anywhere near as well as 'Woah Nelly!" and she needed a direction change. Now look at her, one of the biggest hits of the year. I wish she hadn't sold her dignity whilst doing it but whatever.

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Oh God, Powerless was one of her whackest songs ever.

Nelly is not THAT much different from the way she was before. Her first album had just as much hip-hop influence (Baby Girl, Turn off the Lights, Shit on the radio) and aggressiveness as Loose does. Her second album (which was her worst IMO) is where she took the departure from her true style and started making that World Music shit, and not many people liked that (as shown by record sales from that album).
I love Powerless
I don't know why, its just such a good song!

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I love Powerless
I don't know why, its just such a good song!
Youre one of the few.
I liked that song best off of Folklore, though.
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Oh God, Powerless was one of her whackest songs ever.

Nelly is not THAT much different from the way she was before. Her first album had just as much hip-hop influence (Baby Girl, Turn off the Lights, Shit on the radio) and aggressiveness as Loose does. Her second album (which was her worst IMO) is where she took the departure from her true style and started making that World Music shit, and not many people liked that (as shown by record sales from that album).
You CANNOT compare Turn off the Lights, Baby Girl & Sh*t on the Radio to Maneater or Promiscuous Girl. They aren't anything alike.

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Oh God, Powerless was one of her whackest songs ever.

Nelly is not THAT much different from the way she was before. Her first album had just as much hip-hop influence (Baby Girl, Turn off the Lights, Shit on the radio) and aggressiveness as Loose does. Her second album (which was her worst IMO) is where she took the departure from her true style and started making that World Music shit, and not many people liked that (as shown by record sales from that album).
I agree - A lot of people tend to forget that it seemed like this was the direction she was moving into after the first album. She did collaborative performances with Missy Elliott for a remix (which I believe was also where Nelly first met Timbaland?), so it seemed like that was a natural progression. She ended up doing the Folklore album, which was a big surprise to me, and unfortunately it just didn't catch on enough. I actually really liked that album, but I can see how it's definitely not for everyone. Nelly's shown with all 3 albums that she's not intent on staying in the same spot for more than one album and I think that's a good thing. She's not afraid to experiment and to dive into several styles of music, so you're going to get a mix of many different things from her. That's still evident even from listening to Loose. Yes there are some very commercial more obvious single-worthy songs, but it's not a collection of tracks that all sound like 'Promiscuous'. Nelly needed this to revive herself especially in the American market, and I'm sure part of her probably knew that too, but I don't feel she has sacrificed any kind of integrity in doing that because she is a multi-genre artist and has proven so through the course of all of her albums.

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I love Powerless
I don't know why, its just such a good song!
That's probably my favorite song of hers.
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You CANNOT compare Turn off the Lights, Baby Girl & Sh*t on the Radio to Maneater or Promiscuous Girl. They aren't anything alike.
I didnt compare those specific songs. I was just trying to show that Loose is more of a return to Nelly's original sound, and that Folklore was where she really changed.
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I agree - A lot of people tend to forget that it seemed like this was the direction she was moving into after the first album. She did collaborative performances with Missy Elliott for a remix (which I believe was also where Nelly first met Timbaland?), so it seemed like that was a natural progression. She ended up doing the Folklore album, which was a big surprise to me, and unfortunately it just didn't catch on enough. I actually really liked that album, but I can see how it's definitely not for everyone. Nelly's shown with all 3 albums that she's not intent on staying in the same spot for more than one album and I think that's a good thing. She's not afraid to experiment and to dive into several styles of music, so you're going to get a mix of many different things from her. That's still evident even from listening to Loose. Yes there are some very commercial more obvious single-worthy songs, but it's not a collection of tracks that all sound like 'Promiscuous'. Nelly needed this to revive herself especially in the American market, and I'm sure part of her probably knew that too, but I don't feel she has sacrificed any kind of integrity in doing that because she is a multi-genre artist and has proven so through the course of all of her albums.
My feelings exactly. Im sure on the next album she'll do something different as well.
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i like both
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I didnt compare those specific songs. I was just trying to show that Loose is more of a return to Nelly's original sound, and that Folklore was where she really changed.
I think 'Folklore' as a whole is more like 'Woah Nelly!' than 'Loose' is. The only songs on Loose that really remind me of the 'old Nelly' are probably "All Good Things" & "Tu Busque" and perhaps "What I Wanted" like marginally.

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