She Wolf

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2009
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. With only nine tracks, followed by three español translations and a handful of superfluous bonus tunes, She Wolf feels a bit thin. That quibble aside, this is some of the most unusually effective dance-floor dynamite you're likely to encounter all year.
  2. This blend of cheerful weirdness and sick beats--often supplied by the Neptunes, delivering tough, sensual rhythms in a way they haven’t in a long time, but also John Hill and Wyclef Jean--is giddily addicting, a celebration of all the strange sensuality that comes out at night.
  3. These are very much Shakira songs, not merely songs produced by The Neptunes.
  4. The music's Pharrell Williams-assisted dancefloor pop; the words entirely Shakira's. Preposterously brilliant.
  5. Shakira's trademark warble is gauche, but whether boasting about sex on 'Why Wait' or wailing on the guitar-propelled 'Mon Amour,' she's a charmer--a globe-straddling star you can cuddle up to.
  6. Q Magazine
    80
    Yet while these tracks might bring Nelly Furtado's Timbaland-fueled makeover to mind, there is more to She Wolf than glossy dance-pop. [Dec 2009, p. 124]
  7. We’re pleased to report that her third English-sung studio effort is as nutty as ever; combining Neptunes-esque beats with flamenco, post-punk riffs, synths, Arabian strings, gongs and disco.
  8. 70
    "I want us thinking outside the box," Shakira tells a lover on her third English-language studio disc. And musically, at least, she succeeds throughout the wildly eclectic She Wolf.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  1. MattR
    Nov 24, 2009
    10
    An amazing mix of sounds, influences, and styles that takes you around the world in 50 minutes. This record is destined to be a classic in An amazing mix of sounds, influences, and styles that takes you around the world in 50 minutes. This record is destined to be a classic in Shakira's repertoire, if not in all of pop music in general. Full Review »
  2. Dec 9, 2011
    7
    She shows off her great voice in this must have album for any Shakirs fans. I love the latino fusions. Some of the album does sound the sameShe shows off her great voice in this must have album for any Shakirs fans. I love the latino fusions. Some of the album does sound the same though. She wolf is ovbiously great but I think that men in this town is the stand-out track. Full Review »
  3. Jun 19, 2011
    10
    Awesome album. It's impossible for me to pick a favourite for 'She Wolf'. The electronic sound is new, but I love it all the same. One of theAwesome album. It's impossible for me to pick a favourite for 'She Wolf'. The electronic sound is new, but I love it all the same. One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. Full Review »