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  • Summary: The international pop star returns to her roots with the release of a Spanish-language album, featuring her hit World Cup anthem.
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Loca
Loca (loca) No te pongas bruto (loca) Que te la bebes Dance or die (or die, die, die) Loca (loca) Ra-ta-ta Él está por mí, y por ti borró Eso... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sale el Sol still demonstrates Shakira's boldly global mindset.
  2. Oct 25, 2010
    91
    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
    90
    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.
  4. Oct 25, 2010
    80
    The album isn't as heady as She Wolf, but there's an easy charm to how Shakira deftly navigates such a mash of genres.
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    Mostly, her new album is businesslike, serious, sane.
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  1. Positive: 39 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    Sale el Sol demostrates Shakira's evolution in music. Enjoyable from beggining to end. Shakira brings back spanish music, real spanish music.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. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    10
    This album proves that the sun makes Shakira better than the moon. It's been I long time since I last truly enjoyed one of her records. That'sThis album proves that the sun makes Shakira better than the moon. It's been I long time since I last truly enjoyed one of her records. That's how I like her - closer to Colombia than to the US, closer to what made the world spot her and love her. Lyrics in Spanish, a latin groove, some Shakira-like rocks, the smash hit Waka Waka. If you miss the 'Pies Descalzos', 'Ladrones', 'Unplugged' and some 'Laundry Service' Shakira, not forgetting the universal appeal, it's a must-listen. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. With the Sun coming out, comes an album that's sure to take you to various boundaries every time a track changes in the absolutely awesome album. Shakira certainly understands the notion of 'Cultural Diversity' in 20-Ten and no one can get better than her when it comes to mixing them to prepare the perfect recipe which is sure to become a international phenomenon! Must listen's include Devocion, Islands and Rabiosa that's gonna get you all dancing the moment you hear it! And how can anyone forget, Loca! Shakira's surely crazy and we absoultely love Crazy! Way to go! Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2013
    9
    Lo que demuestra colombia en grandes paises co Estados unidos un avance musical hermoso por parte de esta hermosa mujer...............................
  5. Nov 5, 2010
    9
    One of the best words defining this album is "eclectic". If you're trying to put this album in an specific box you'll can't. Shakira goes farOne of the best words defining this album is "eclectic". If you're trying to put this album in an specific box you'll can't. Shakira goes far from her Latin roots and take the chance from the sound of the moment (something that sounds like merengue but clash on latin electronic dance). This situation is perfectly shown in her featured songs with Pitbul and Dizzy Rascal (that have its origins in "El Cata", Dominican artist that mixed the sounds for the most commercial songs of the album).
    (The following comment is in Spanish just to follow the bilingual context of the album ;-))... Caso aparte es la canción "Gordita", pieza que me recordó la elegancia callejera de Calle 13. Aunque muchos encuentran en "Rabiosa" una pieza de flirteo más bailable, particularmente considero que la gracia de "Gordita" radica en mi preferencia personal por el estilo particular de Calle 13, con tantas referencias a sus trabajos previos que no pude evitar sonreir al escuchar un flirteo más "tierno" al estilo de "La Jirafa". La pieza definitivamente será de las favoritas en America Latina, mercado al que está enfocado el album (el punto es cuando será correcto su lanzamiento?).
    Listening ballads like "mariposas"(butterflies), "Lo que mas"(what more) and "Antes de las seis" (before six o'clock) will remeber you the starting spanish albums -this album is the ninth in Shakira's career- sounds. It's good to listen some of that sound between the "Dominican" fever. Of these three songs, "Antes de las seis" will be the perfect radio ballad for Valentine next year.
    And songs like "Sale el sol", "Mariposas" and "Tu boca" remember that good pop-rock songs comes very fluid into Shakira's head. Don't try to complicate yourself finding deeper messages and enjoy them. From this ones, anyone could be a pop hit in Latin America and "Tu boca" has a little special sound that turns out from almost any song of Shakira. "Sale el sol" will be the next "girl teen power" anthem (yes, i'm being sarcastic!)
    Even the world wide hit "Waka Waka (this time for Africa)" -that personally, i hated it- sounds coupled to the album (get over the mixes!) and, as Rosita says, maybe "Islands" was unnecessary for the album, but that's one the things that you can do when you produce your own albums and want to create something different with something that you like (and best of all, your company don't denies). So, let it be! :-)
    Finally, If you're expecting something new for this album, it's just the latin dance sounds mixed with merengue so much in vogue all over Latin America (And that made Pitbull some rich), but that has nothing new at this point. If you're waiting to listen the old Shakira sound, you'll be priced with 2 or 3 new happy songs (so, forget being depressed!). And if you're a Shakira's fan, you won't be disapointed.
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  6. Dec 27, 2010
    8
    Shakira's musical diversity is amazing. A year ago, she issued She Wolf, an album full of dance and electro pop. Now, Shakira gives us Sale elShakira's musical diversity is amazing. A year ago, she issued She Wolf, an album full of dance and electro pop. Now, Shakira gives us Sale el Sol, completely different to She Wolf, and more eclectic than anything she has done before. Songs in the album can be divided into three completely different styles. First: the latin, merengue, reggaeton, fiesta songs (Loca, Gordita. Addicted to you, Rabiosa). Second: pop rock songs in the style of her older albums (Sale el Sol, Mariposas, Devoción, Islands, Tu Boca) Third: delicate beautiful ballads (Antes de las seis, Lo que más) So the album's greatest success is also its only failure: there are so many contrasting styles that songs don't stick together very well to each other. However, the album is still very good: the title track will be welcomed by fans of her 90's stuff, Loca is a tremendous dance song and would have been a huge hit if released in Summer, and Antes de las seis is a ballad that remembers us how Shakira's songwriting can be. Expand
  7. Oct 22, 2016
    0
    Sale el Sol is one of the worst works of Shakira, this album is a example of bad production, bad lyrics and a basic or inexistent concept.Sale el Sol is one of the worst works of Shakira, this album is a example of bad production, bad lyrics and a basic or inexistent concept. Nothing compared to Fijacion Oral. Expand

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