Sale el Sol - Shakira

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sale el Sol still demonstrates Shakira's boldly global mindset.
  2. Oct 25, 2010
    Sale el Sol manages to bridge the divide between the old and new Shakira with a spark that keeps you listening to the very end.
  3. Oct 22, 2010
    Sale el Sol never once sounds disparate or overworked -- it's sunny and easy, its natural buoyancy disguising Shakira's range and skill -- but listen closely and it becomes apparent that nobody makes better pop records in the new millennium than she does.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Oct 24, 2010
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. She tried so hard to be a plastic popstar with Laundry Service in 2001, the Fixations in 2005 and She Wolf in 2009 that now that she wants to go back to her old self, she fails misserably and seems as fake as ever. She is trapped between the hottie hip-shaker bimbo and the latino pop-rock star she was in 1998. Plus, her voice is not at her best, thicker than ever and out of tune. You can see this in Tu Boca, Devoción, Addicted To You, Sale el Sol or Islands. Half of the album are cheesy songs full of merengue and reggaeton. Her vocals, for those who understand spanish, are shameful. Loca is maybe the worst of them all, but Rabiosa, Gordita and Addicted To You are not better. Nobody believes now that she can deliver a rock influenced song with dignity and she proves it in Tu Boca and Devoción. Itâ Full Review »
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    Sale el Sol demostrates Shakira's evolution in music. Enjoyable from beggining to end. Shakira brings back spanish music, real spanish music. Her ability to handle many genres and blend them with her unique styles makes this album a jewel. Shakira is back, and she's back to stay. Sale el Sol is a classic in spanish music history. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2010
    Sale el sol will be a back to basics album. I think that Shakira had released the album because of the negative reception of Loba in Latin America. I said this as an latin fan, Latin America wanted that she will be back to her roots like Pies descalzos, ¿Dónde están los ladrones? or Fijación Oral Vol. 1 but this contains more merengue and reggaeton that latin pop rock, and that is too much. Full Review »