11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her major-label debut, Shakira impressively injects Caribbean sounds with pop finesse and a big rock aesthetic. On the revealing “Estoy Aquí,” the Colombian singer announces her arrival, as her contralto floats atop a rapid-fire melodic hook. Elsewhere, the bossa-tinged “Antologia” is ripe with sincerity, while the groovy “Un Poco de Amor” takes inspiration from dancehall reggae. Throughout, her voice remains distinct and utterly compelling, whether on top of Afro-Latin rhythms (“Donde Estas Corazon”) or over a straight-up rock jam (“Vuelve”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her major-label debut, Shakira impressively injects Caribbean sounds with pop finesse and a big rock aesthetic. On the revealing “Estoy Aquí,” the Colombian singer announces her arrival, as her contralto floats atop a rapid-fire melodic hook. Elsewhere, the bossa-tinged “Antologia” is ripe with sincerity, while the groovy “Un Poco de Amor” takes inspiration from dancehall reggae. Throughout, her voice remains distinct and utterly compelling, whether on top of Afro-Latin rhythms (“Donde Estas Corazon”) or over a straight-up rock jam (“Vuelve”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
251 Ratings
251 Ratings
SteveJobz ,

5 stars

Just because her best song is in this album. The tune «Estoy Aquí» is her best song, period. Straight from the 90's, when Shakira was only known in America Latina and Brazil. Before she started singing in English (when things went downhill). If you should download a Shakira song, get Estoy Aquí. You won't regret :)

sandrahgarcia ,

Fan from the Begining

I have loved Shakira from the get go. I remember singing all these songs for my friends because they totally rocked back in the day. They still do. I still like her stuff, but these songs show off her writing ability as opposed to her dancing ability.

Lady Macbeth02 ,

great

The first Shakira song i heard wasn't hips dont lie, it was vuelve. I must say, this album is a lot more powerful than a lot of Shakira's other ones.

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