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Best of 2012 #9: The Spirit Indestructible

Nelly_Furtado_-_The_Spirit_Indestructible_(Standard_Edition)Nelly Furtado is an artist I have long appreciated but have never really talked. Her hits "Maneater," "Say It Right," and "All Good Things Come To An End" from her album Loose are pretty well known and have been jams of mine for quite some time. However, I never really gave either of her first two albums a formal chance, and I ended up waiting for her next album to come out, which ended up being completely Spanish. Don't get me wrong, I did quite enjoy the songs "Más" and "Fantasmas," but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. The songs "Girlfriend In The City" and "Night Is Young" from her greatest hits album were my New Years anthem, but still, I needed a full Nelly Furtado album experience.

The Spirit Indestructible came out September 14th and it can't have been much later (though it was definitely in October) that my best friend and I ended up in a Target buying giant bags of candy on account of the fact that we're (by which I mean I am) massive candy whores. The CD section of the store enticed me. "Hello Starla," it whispered. "You haven't purchased a CD in a while. We've got some pretty little jewel cases for your shelf."

Still, it was only a 50/50 chance that I purchased The Spirit Indestructible: while I was dancing around the CD section of the store, I also noticed No Doubt's new album and I made my friend choose which album I should buy, and I proudly left the store with The Spirit Indestructible by Nelly Furtado, and a giant bag of sickening Wonka candy that I ended up throwing out a few days later because I'm a whore.

If you've been missing Furtado's catchy hits from Loose then The Spirit Indestructible is for you. It mixes her old, urban style from her first two albums with the modern pop style from Loose. Banging tunes like "Parking Lot," "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)" and "High Life" make you want to get up and dance, while songs like "Miracles" and "Enemy" really set an emotional, yet still catchy, tone for the experience. The album has a very distinct feel to it and no song feels out of place. This is indeed the Nelly Furtado experience I've been looking for for quite a while.

Hatkirby on December 22nd, 2012 at 6:04:35pm
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