- Summary: The first English-language release since 2009's She Wolf for the Colombian singer features guest appearances from Magic!, Rihanna, and Blake Shelton.
- Record Label: RCA
- Genre(s): Pop, Latin, Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Latin Pop
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Mar 31, 2014She sounds like she truly cares and poured her heart into her songs (and most of them are indeed co-written by her), with the overall result feeling satisfyingly emotional and incredibly fulfilling... something that couldn't be said as strongly about an album like She Wolf.
Mar 27, 2014The warbles and breaks in her voice that make her professions of love sound both innocent and obsessive, and the idiosyncrasies of her English lyrics: “You looked at me with your blue eyes/And my agnosticism turned into dust.” They keep her from getting entirely swallowed by the Anglo pop machine.
Mar 26, 2014Predictable and flavorless, these songs seem to realize a fear that unfairly gathered around Shakira in 2009 when her album "She Wolf" led some critics to suspect that the Colombian-born star was attempting to Americanize her sound (or had been coerced into doing so by forces in the music industry).
Mar 25, 2014Um excelente album pop. Shakira prova mais uma vez que consegue unir elementos de varias culturas e enrriquecer suas músicas com as maisUm excelente album pop. Shakira prova mais uma vez que consegue unir elementos de varias culturas e enrriquecer suas músicas com as mais variaras referências. O "Shakira." possui mid-tempos, baladas, dance, reggae e faixas que flertam com sonoridades e estruturas experimentais.… Expand
Feb 1, 2015Amei esse álbum ele prova que uma cantora pode sempre manter seu essencial mesmo fora de seu país não é que nem outras cantoras que se tornamAmei esse álbum ele prova que uma cantora pode sempre manter seu essencial mesmo fora de seu país não é que nem outras cantoras que se tornam desesperada depois do flop e saem correndo atrás da Iggy tentando criar hits (sou verdadeira sinto muito)… Expand
Mar 27, 2014Very good, i was wating for this record since Oral Fixation 2, i liked Shewolf and Sale el Sol, but they were very different from the ShakiraVery good, i was wating for this record since Oral Fixation 2, i liked Shewolf and Sale el Sol, but they were very different from the Shakira records i loved years ago, im glad shes back in full form.… Expand
Mar 25, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 'Shakira.' is the album that her fans from 'Donde Estan Los Ladrones?' and 'Pies Descalzos' were waiting. This eclectic record is a significant proof of the artist she is planing to be the rest of her career. 'Shakira.' feels mature and powerful, in tracks like Empire and The One Thing. Determined, in You Don't Care About Me, Dare (La La La) and Spotlight. But more importantly, she sounds happy and in love, in tracks like 23, That Way and the beautiful cover Loca Por Ti.… Expand
Mar 27, 2014Shakira shows herself more personal and intimate in this album. I praise the collaborations and the musical diversity contained in the album,Shakira shows herself more personal and intimate in this album. I praise the collaborations and the musical diversity contained in the album, thus it has a bit of every rhythm. The ballad '23' has proven deep feelings and honesty; 'Empire' is so powerful that could cherish whoever listens to it; 'Cut Me Deep? is a novelty for a Shakira song, but sounds very good. Nonetheless, lacking more happy tunes like 'La La La' make the album much more quiet, which is not necessarily bad (for me, at least). Shakira shows herself as a whole.… Expand
Apr 28, 2014I felt like this is not her best album but I am glad Shakira made this album.
While I do agree with the critics saying that Shakira isI felt like this is not her best album but I am glad Shakira made this album.
While I do agree with the critics saying that Shakira is trying to "Americanize" her music for this album, I think the critics forgot that Shakira is experimenting new sound in this album and I like artists who do this.
What's with the different track list for different formats? I get it why Shakira does this for her Spanish speaking fans but a different tracklist for digital version? Well, if you ask me which tracklist is better, it's the digital version. The physical album version made the songs felt a bit out of place based on adding a playlist of the songs in physical version. I don't like the idea of Dare (La La La) being played as the fourth song of the physical album but I do like Dare (La La La) as the first song of the digital album. It's like getting things started with a strong song!
I understand why she doesn't have a lot of Spanish songs in this album and if her Spanish fans are okay with it, it's fine by me.
The lyrics. Wow. In lyrical wise, this is her best album to write. They have sounded really grown up and we get to see many sides of Shakira such as her being a mother, a performer, a wife and a human being basically.
I felt like Shakira was free and happy making this album, mainly because she is now in a different label which was RCA instead of Epic. which for some reason did not do a good job.
I think it's safe to call this as one of the best albums released this year.… Expand
Mar 27, 2014I had low expectations after hearing the first single off this album, but this just blew it out of the park.
It's really sad, because ShakiraI had low expectations after hearing the first single off this album, but this just blew it out of the park.
It's really sad, because Shakira has a very unique and special voice, and she has so much potential.
But it seems as if Shakira was coerced into Americanizing her sound, and it ends up sounding extremely cringe-worthy.
The album's lyrics lack emotion and depth.
The music within itself is dry and predictable.
The production was lazily executed.
And the album seemed rushed and exhausted.
Maybe next time.… Expand
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