First up are The Stooges, whose sophomore album Funhouse served as a loud, obnoxious rebuttal to the melodic pop of the 60s.
Those three tracks also represent the only three tracks I’ve ever heard from Furtado’s 2006 album, Loose.
Of course this raises the question of why exactly Loose is in my record collection to begin with.
One of the hardest concepts for me to wrap my mind around is the idea of true randomness. Every time I’m in my car and randomly hear three Beatles songs back-to-back-to-back, I figure something must be wrong with the stereo system.
But apparently she knew what she was doing, as the second album, Loose, became her biggest hit, ultimately selling 12 million copies worldwide.
Furtado cited artistic reasons behind the genre change-up — a desire to stretch her music into the R&B and hip-hop arenas and away from the more world-music influences of her debut.