The Best of Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

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The Best of Nelly Furtado Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Not one of Nelly Furtado’s albums sounds like the one that came before -- an admirable trait in an artist but not one that lends itself easily to a hits compilation. The Best of Nelly Furtado, released for the holiday season of 2010, doesn’t hide this freewheeling eclecticism, probably because it’d be impossible to do so, but the changes in sound don’t quite cause whiplash either, because similar-sounding singles are grouped together. Her earliest hits (“I’m Like a Bird,” “Turn Off the Light,” “....On the Radio [Remember the Days]”) are gathered at the beginning while her dynamic collaborations with Timbaland (“Promiscuous,” “Maneater”) anchor the collection at its middle, the three newer songs (“Girlfriend in the City,” “Stars,” the single “Night Is Young”) appearing at the end with selections from Folklore and Mi Plan acting as bridges between these clusters. This is enough to keep The Best of Nelly Furtado flowing smoothly while still displaying a range so wide that it still is hard to believe that the fragile “I’m Like a Bird” and wild, carnal “Maneater” are from the same person, even if they are on the same disc.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Nelly Furtado 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
2 Nelly Furtado 04:35 SpotifyAmazon
3 Nelly Furtado 03:55 SpotifyAmazon
4 Nelly Furtado feat: Juanes 04:00
5 Nelly Furtado 03:54 SpotifyAmazon
Nelly Furtado 04:38 SpotifyAmazon
7 Nelly Furtado 03:41 SpotifyAmazon
8 Nelly Furtado 04:02 SpotifyAmazon
9 Nelly Furtado 04:18 SpotifyAmazon
10 Nelly Furtado 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
11 Nelly Furtado 05:09 SpotifyAmazon
12 Nelly Furtado 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
13 Nelly Furtado 04:10 SpotifyAmazon
14 Nelly Furtado 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
15 Nelly Furtado 03:32 SpotifyAmazon
16 Nelly Furtado 04:28 SpotifyAmazon
17 Nelly Furtado 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
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