She Wolf - Shakira
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  • Summary: The Colombian singer releases her third English-language album, which reunites her with Wyclef Jean, who appeared on their number one single "Hips Don't Lie."
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  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. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. Ultimately, the list of collaborators on She Wolf may be an impressive roll call, but perhaps Shakira would do better in listening to her own instincts than that of others.
  6. The result is certainly more adventurous than anything from her peers, if a little forced.
  7. It’s so undercooked and overwritten--with wan wolf howls and lines about being treated like a coffee machine in an office--that it reaches a special class of fascinating-awful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. ChrisF
    Jan 9, 2010
    10
    Wow amazing album. All the songs are perfect.
  2. NickyH
    Nov 26, 2009
    10
    This album is so powerful, weird and passionate, that you can't help but notice Shakira's intelligent effort put into this album. Listen to: Men In This Town, Mon Amour. Expand
  3. 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 Shakira's repertoire, if not in all of pop music in general. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2013
    9
    This is Shakira's best album. It is kind of like all of her other albums summed up into one. The best tracks are "She Wolf", "Mon Amour", and "Men In This Town". Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2014
    7
    I personally think 'She Wolf' is an overall good album, despite of being short and completely different from all the others Shakira recorded so long. I like all the album's tracks, but it seems she dedicated much more time to some songs then to anothers, like 'Mon Amour' and 'Long Time', respectively. However, in the end 'She Wolf' is an average, sadly less rated than it deserved to be, album. Expand
  6. Dec 28, 2010
    4
    When i heared the album i don't know if cry or destroy the CD. This is not the Shakira i know. She Wolf doesn't have any song of the music genre that Shakira does (pop rock). Her worst album to the date, but songs are catchy. Collapse
  7. Lúa
    Nov 28, 2009
    0
    It doesn't matter how many times I listen to this album, I always come to the same conclusion: it's one of the worsts albums ever. What was she thinking? Was she trying to be a bad clone of Britney Spears? Why does she sound so bad? She used to do good music, or at least music you can listen to. She's just a joke, a marketing strategy. Expand

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