Shakira (Deluxe Edition): In Review

My review of Shakira’s latest album on T I P – The International Passion.

T I P - The International Passion

As a long-time fan of Latin pop sensation Shakira, I was quite excited for her self-titled tenth studio album. It was released on March 21 and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200, becoming her highest debut in the USA. This was not surprising, considering her growing popularity from her involvement on The Voice and her commercials for Activia and Crest, among others.

Shakira is her first English album since She Wolf in 2009. The lack of Spanish content sets it apart from her other albums, like The Sun Comes Out. What often sets Shakira’s albums apart in the music industry are the Spanish songs. Only two tracks on this album are in Spanish, one of which is a Spanish version of another track. But with the old language goes much of the old style as well.

Shakira takes a turn from Latin pop/dance to a more rock…

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