Donde Estan Los Ladrones is the first Shakira CD I ever purchased, and it sure is the best. It's better than Laundry Service. At that time, the only song I knew was Ojos Asi. The CD never left my diskman and I always had it set on repeat to Ojos Asi, listening to it literally hundreds of times as I would ride the bus from classes to work to home...and I always bellydance to it as well when I'm home :). This girl has true, raw talent. And she is proud to show off both her Columbian and Lebanese roots. What makes this CD so great is that every song is a major hit, not just one or two. My other favorites are Inevitable, Moscas En La Casa, Tu, Octavio Dia and Sombra de Ti. I don't speak Spanish, but I've learned quite a bit listening to Shakira's songs and getting the translations online. Her lyrics are very deep and meaningful. Shakira cannot be compared to Brittany Spears or Christina Aguillera or any other pop star. She is in a class by herself.