Thursday, May 25, 2006
Nelly Furtado, "Maneater"
Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland, "Promiscuous Girl"
Nelly Furtado, "No Hay Igua" (instrumental)
Mang, I am so excited to hear Nelly Furtado's new album, Loose, which is supposed to drop June 20th. To tide everyone over, here are the first singles that have leaked. They should quench one's Furtado thirst, for the time being. "Promiscuous Girl" is the one to watch out for, as she teams up with Timbaland for a Middle Eastern tinged, boy-girl club banger. "Maneater" is even filthier, with a squelching bass line and dirty lyrics. Well, just as dirty as the other one, which is surprising considering the title. Not hard to imagine these being summer jams at Pound for Pound, as you know I love dirty lyrics, Timbo beats and homages to Hall & Oates. I've also upped the beat for the other Timbo collab, "No Hay Igua", which everyone has probably already heard a month or two ago.
I do have to add that I totally love Nelly. I really hope that this album and these singles can take her to the next level. She's so beautiful, talented, willing to experiment, willing to take a chance. There's been a growing respect and appreciation for female pop stars in the last few years, but Nelly doesn't get anywhere near enough respect, imo. Her first album was great pop music, but it may have come a little too soon. In the wake of Annie and M.I.A., let alone Karen O and Jenny Lewis and Goldfrapp, this should be her time. These singles above are a good first step, can't wait for the full album to take her to her rightful place alongside those women. It's especially nice to see her working with the best producer in the business, and acknowledging hip hop more explicitly on these songs.
-The terrorists won last night. How could people vote against my Katharine McPhee for that talentless ass clown? I mean, really people! What is wrong with you? Why the hell isn't Joe Cocker the biggest selling artist alive, since you clearly love his clone? Well, darling, you may have lost the American Idol final, but you just need to holler to finalize the deal for a spot in the calendar. I'm thinking November with Splack Pack's "Scrub Da Ground", real nice. Oh, and what the fuck happened to Clay Aiken? Or should I say k.d. lang's more feminine brother?
-Go and vote for Discobelle for the Swedish podcast prize now running. Support good people. While you're there, grab the new Dizzee Rascal track from the upcoming album, Maths and English. This might be my most anticipated album of the year, can't wait to hear what Dizzee's cooked up since Showtime. Yes, yes, I know that I have a new most anticpated album each week, whatever. Deal with it.
-Irony is dead and Tom Delay killed it. Everyone knows that he has been indicted in Texas and is under investigation at the federal level for corruption and money laundering and all sorts of sundry activities. Robert Greenwald has made a film, The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress, documenting all of this. Searching for a critique of the director and his movie, the Tom Delay Defense Fund finally found that man, a man called Stephen Colbert. I shit you not, the Defense Fund is saluting Colbert for his hard-hitting interview with Greenwald and exposing the lies of the man. Hell, they have the video at the top of the site! How can these people run this country? How can the Democrats lose to these fucking idiots ever? [Via Think Progress]
-Finally, here's another picture of our Nelly, which might be her submission for the Pound for Pound calendar.
What do you think? Miss June? Or is she too classy for this blog? Also, let me know if you have any suggestions for potential models, as I'd like to have this calendar done by the end of the summer and on the shelves of Spencer's throughout suburbia by the Fall. Remember, we like bangs and freakishly large boobs. Holler.