Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Very superficial, but very danceable.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Lots of playful flirtation -- not all parents will approve.


Sexually-charged banter and flirting: "Move your body around like a nympho," "You expect me to just let you hit it."


A couple of brand names are mentioned (Rolex).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's a fair amount of sexual innuendo on the aptly named Loose. Lyrics include sexually charged banter such as "Move your body around like a nympho."

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byhappy77801 April 9, 2008


Not very good. Liked her better before.
Adult Written byLaMere April 9, 2008

Her image has changed for the worst!

In all honesty I have only listened to 2 of the songs from this album, but that is only because it was so unnecessarily sexual that I couldn't stand it! H... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag August 18, 2013

More mainstream album of Furtado is still very good. Some sexual lyrics.

It is hard to compare "Loose" to Furtado's last album, since it's like a change of 180 degrees.
While its preceeder was an off-beat alternat... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byAndrew B. May 18, 2012

Nelly goes loose in this danceable,sexy but fun album

Parents need to know that teen-favorite Nelly Furtado release's her new album Loose which is different from other usually tame albums with an edgier sound,... Continue reading

What's the story?

Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's duet on LOOSE, a song called "Promiscuous," is filled with the sexual tension of flirtation, set to a hypnotic dance beat. Unlike many sexy duets on recent pop albums, there seems to be some real interpersonal chemistry at work on this track. In fact, there's a flirtatious playfulness throughout Loose, apparent on one sugary song after another. The lyrics are unmemorable enough to be inconsequential despite a fair amount of sexual innuendo. Latin rhythms, Middle Eastern rhythms, disco rhythms, and a couple of songs in Spanish give Loose a vaguely international feel, a kind of "It's A Small World After All" for the dance club set. The CD is all about the danceable beats and a sense of flirty fun. If you don't have your dancing shoes on, however, you might find the yawns kicking in about two-thirds of the way through.

Is it any good?

The whole album has a flat sound, as though someone had thrown a wet towel over the mixes. Nelly Furtado's lead vocals, buried somewhere in the middle, tend to sound electronically processed, making them sound artificial and remote. It would be interesting to hear her voice a little more up-front and natural. Despite a sweet voice and some killer duet partners, it's the beats that rule the day.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Furtado's move from folk-pop to a more sexy sound; which style do they prefer? Families listening together can forget about attributing much meaning to the lyrics, and get some exercise while enjoying the hypnotic dance beats.

Music details

  • Artist: Nelly Furtado
  • Release date: June 20, 2006
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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