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The Ride

Nelly Furtado

The Ride

Sixth album of electronic pop from the Canadian songer-songwriter produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Future Islands, The War On Drugs)

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  1. 8.0 |   The Music

    Her most mature, organic album yet
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  2. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    Despite not quite reaching heights allowing Nelly Furtado to fly like a bird, ultimately ‘The Ride’ has been unfairly disregarded as a noteworthy album of 2017 thus far
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  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    Furtado hedges her bets slightly by retaining conventional pop structure throughout the record
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  4. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    She's found her most sustainable route yet – many defy pop odds with a third career revitalization
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  5. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Nelly Furtado's sixth album, The Ride, feels a lot like the debut of a new rising star
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  6. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    Nelly Furtado’s exuberant energy elevates her new album. Her flexibility is an asset as she attempts many styles—synth-rock, R&B, and piano balladry among them
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  7. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    A better-than-most modern pop record filtered through an indie aesthetic that nevertheless lacks the forward-thinking drive of the best of either genres
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  8. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Breathlessly beat-driven tunes
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  9. 6.0 |   NOW

    The Ride follows recent albums by high-profile stars like Rihanna and Lady Gaga in busting out of dance-pop with more rock-influenced sounds
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  10. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Hopefully Furtado will come to thrive in the indie world, but for now, she sounds like she’s still getting used to it
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  11. 5.0 |   Clash

    Longevity is often characterised by reinvention in music, yet ‘The Ride’ stalls in its attempted inventiveness, instead finding success in its most pared down and familiar moments
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  12. 4.0 |   The FT

    Songs begin with quirky electronic pop flourishes, but soon settle into a verse-chorus-verse pattern
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  13. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    A hit-and-miss patchwork of trendy pop styles
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