Fijacion Oral Vol. 1

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2005
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. If there is a market for music for tapas bars with sexually frustrated customers, Shakira has it cornered.
  2. Paste Magazine
    60
    Strikes a nice balance between Shakira's more straightforward earlier sound and the bluster of her big crossover hits. [Aug/Sep 2005, p.122]
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 183 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 94
  2. Negative: 4 out of 94
  1. DarrenR
    Aug 26, 2008
    10
    I think it's interesting how the average score given to this album by critics is over 10% lower than the user score . . . in my opinion I think it's interesting how the average score given to this album by critics is over 10% lower than the user score . . . in my opinion this is evidence that critics don't always know what they're talking about. This album is destined to be a classic in every sense, more than can be said about just about every album released in the last several years. There are other artists who may be more popular (though that's hard to imagine in this case, at least internationally), or more critically acclaimed, but most of them get dull after repeated listenings. This album gets better every time I hear it, something that I can say about very few albums at all (and something that surprises me greatly given the way Shakira's music is packaged to American audiences like it's no different from any other pop singer like [insert random female pop singer here]). Such a classification of her music might make sense if you're talking about her English-language stuff, but her voice really works much better speaking her native language and combined with her songwriting abilities puts this album on an entirely different level. Full Review »
  2. NickM.
    Jun 3, 2007
    10
    I don't speak much spanish, so i really have no clue what the lyrics mean, but Shakira's voice is so amazing that it doesn't I don't speak much spanish, so i really have no clue what the lyrics mean, but Shakira's voice is so amazing that it doesn't really matter, i can still feel the emotion thats in every lyric without knowing what they mean......the songs also have a very catchy and exciting beat, its awesome. Full Review »
  3. AndrewR
    Feb 15, 2006
    10
    Absolutely stunning. I don't speak Spanish, but this connected with me hard; I can only imagine how much more it would impact me if I Absolutely stunning. I don't speak Spanish, but this connected with me hard; I can only imagine how much more it would impact me if I knew the language. Full Review »