Nelly Furtado - The Ride
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #658 / 721
User Score
Based on 97 ratings
2017 Ratings: #491
March 31, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nelstar / Label
Synthpop, Dance Pop, Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

78
GIGsoup

Undeniably, 5 years on from her last studio album, ‘The Ride’ showcases a forward thinking approach that mirrors the current music scene, especially in comparison to previous works ‘Loose’ and ‘Whoa, Nelly!’.

75
Northern Transmissions

Overall with more strengths than weaknesses, Furtado has crafted a great return album that has enough really unique singles and clever moments to earn its way into your ears.

70
Slant Magazine

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

70
AllMusic

What gives The Ride its personality how these hooks bend through Congleton's production and Furtado's subdued delivery, shifting this mainstream pop just into a fringe where this singer/songwriter now seems happy to be.

70
Rolling Stone

Furtado's first album on her own label finds a home in crunchy indie-centric melodies that perfectly fit her imaginative lyrics.

68
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.

60
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.

60
NOW Magazine

This is unabashedly a pop album, full of big melodies and simple metaphors, that adds just a bit of analog fuzz to her usually pristine sound.

58
Pretty Much Amazing

The problem with The Ride is just that it’s a lot duller than it should be, and it feels even more disappointing given that her most successful work is also her most eccentric.

50
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.

40
The Guardian

It’s difficult to avoid making endless comparisons when an album feels so miserably storyboarded – the sad fallout of commercial pop that just patchworks trendy styles together.

estevancomn
70
Toda vez que se fala em Nelly Furtado é impossível não lembrar de Whoa, Nelly e Loose (seus álbuns mais conhecidos e que tem seus maiores sucessos), mas isso é passado. Após o fenômeno do disco lançado em 2006, a Nelly buscou rumos completamente opostos e contra a maré do "sucesso" - tudo para soar mais verdadeira com a sua arte, apesar de não agradar tanta gente. Se ela atingiu ou não seu objetivo, isso ... read more
96
My favourite album by Nelly Furtado.
holsgr
29
☆ ~ Awful record. Very disappointing and suffocatingly tedious music.
Putzcecela
67
Cold Hard Truth-8/10
Flatline-5/10
Carnival Games-4/10
Lives-9/10
Paris Sun-7/10
Sticks and Stones-10/10
Magic-5/10
Pipe Dreams-5/10
Palaces-7/10
Tap Dancing-4/10
Right Road-9/10
Phoenix-8/10
kelanobrien
NR
Decent, cute album that I could mindlessly listen to while doing other things but was not all that stimulating.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#25/Slant Magazine
#30/ABC News

Track List

  1. Cold Hard Truth
  2. Flatline
  3. Carnival Games
  4. Live
  5. Paris Sun
  6. Sticks and Stones
  7. Magic
  8. Pipe Dreams
  9. Palaces
  10. Tap Dancing
  11. Right Road
  12. Phoenix
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