Oral Fixation Vol. 2

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  • Summary: The singer's second 2005 release is sung entirely in English, and includes two tracks originally sung in Spanish on Fijacion Oral Vol. 1.
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  1. The best pop record of the year.
  2. Oral Fixation Vol. 2 finds Shakira reclaiming some of the bite she showcased on 1998's smashing Donde Estan Los Ladrones?
  3. Other artists may be bigger than Shakira while others may make more fully realized albums, but as of 2005, no other pop artist attempts as much and achieves as much as Shakira, as this often enthralling album proves.
  4. The lyrics seem clumsy, and some of the melodies feel warmed over, and the Carlos Santana-appearing "Illegal" is a total buzzkill. But it's not all a loss.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Beneath Oral Fixation's exotic window dressings lies fairly conventional pop. [2 Dec 2005, p.79]
  6. Above all else, Shakira shows that highly individual, original pop songwriting can co-exist splendidly with commercial interests, and on both of those scales, this album is something of a triumph.
  7. Much more of this and Shakira will surely take over the whole world with her mix of unthreatening pop / rock, lovingly naïve lyrics and cute tummy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 70
  2. Negative: 8 out of 70
  1. reivelh
    Dec 6, 2005
    10
    shakira is the best there is. that's all ...
  2. dianac
    Dec 5, 2005
    10
    is a great album!! I love it!!
  3. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    Her best english album and probably one of the best female pop/rock album of all time. favorite tracks? Costume Makes The Clown, Timor, AnimalHer best english album and probably one of the best female pop/rock album of all time. favorite tracks? Costume Makes The Clown, Timor, Animal City, Don't Bother, Illegal, How Do You Do, Hey You, Your Embrace, Dreams For Plans, Something, The Day and the time and Hips Don't Lie... uh oh... all of them! Expand
  4. alexg
    Dec 9, 2005
    10
    its beatufil..she is the best
  5. mari
    Feb 6, 2006
    10
    muy bueno:)
  6. RimasM
    Jan 11, 2007
    10
    The best CD of the year! And of course after the re-release with Hips don't lie (the far biggest single of 2006) it got much more better!
  7. willel
    Dec 25, 2005
    0
    shakira sucks, wannabe a rockstar, u only can shake the assm, looser, u are so fake give us a good muisc please don`t stop to comment a shakira sucks, wannabe a rockstar, u only can shake the assm, looser, u are so fake give us a good muisc please don`t stop to comment a sh***t like this Expand

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