Shakira has always produced creative and unique lyrics to her songs. This is still very prominent throughout her latest album. Shakira's distinctive warbling style vocals fit great with the new Dance and RnB genres adopted.
It's a shame that there were only two songs produced by The Bravery's Sam Endicott because these are the stand out songs on the album.
The free postcards are great too!
Here is a breakdown of the album song by song:
1. She Wolf - *****
This song is already a huge hit worldwide. Excellently co-produced by The Bravery's Sam Endicott. What other song allows you to howl at the end of each chorus?
2. Did It Again - *****
The second single off the album produced by Pharell Williams has a very catchy chorus and very slick beats. Will deffo be a future hit!
3. Long Time - ****
Good song also produced by Pharell with her trademark unique lyrics such as:
'I wish I had longer legs That I could fasten to your body so you'd take me with you everywhere'.
4. Why Wait - ***
Great song produced by Pharell with a hint of Indian instruments.
5. Good Stuff - ***
Very catchy with the strongest vocal performance on the album.
6. Men In This Town - *****
The strongest song on the album (produced by the Bravery's Sam Endicott) with references throughout to a certain male celebrity- buy the album to find out who! This song is very danceable and shows a new dimension to Shakira.
7. Gypsy - ****
The only down tempo song on the album that shows the innocence of Shakira's voice. Lyrics chorus 'I might steal your clothes and wear them if they fit me'
8. Spy - Shakira & Wyclef Jean - *****
It was always going to be difficult to top Hips Don't Lie but this song is close to doing so. The only word to describe the song is 'funky' and has a unique 'horn sound' segment at the end of each chorus.
9. Mon Amour - ****
The only 'rock' genre song on the album. It's a good song but the other genres work better on the album.
Lyrics include "Every night I pray that you don't knock her up/ 'Cause I still want to be the mother of your child,"
10. Loba - *****
As good as the English version!