Laundry Service Import
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Colombian superstar Shakira's first English-language disc, Laundry Service, carries the pointed credit "Entire Album Produced by Shakira." That might be a signal to U.S. fans who helped two of her previous discs go platinum under the media radar--a sign that this planned breakthrough has more to offer than the input of a score of image makers and outside writers. And it does; even the occasional clunky lyric comes directly from her overflowing heart. Laundry Service's meld of danceable pop and rockier ideas and textures follows the similar path of the singer-songwriter's previous work. Indeed, for all its high-end production values, the record is ultimately one of the least glossy crossover vehicles imaginable. Despite an occasional lean toward Celine Dion territory ("Underneath Your Clothes"), it has a freshness that's sure to win over new listeners even after the first single, the sly "Whenever, Wherever," has reached the saturation point. While still not fully formed as an artist, she's getting close to something of her own--something that may flower after she dumps the vocal Alanis-isms. For now, it's still a pleasure to watch her grow. --Rickey Wright
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I used to hate Shakira and all her music.
But this Cd is like...............WOW!!!!!!!!!!
I totally loved Shakira after this, she has nice upbeat songs and sad slow ones plus she is awesome at portugese and spanish. This CD is worth your money.
Shakira is the best.....that's all there is to it.
The Cd has words inside it so you can read the music and it has awesome pictures.
In contradicti to other,s i think the lyrics aren't bad becuz of her 'bad english'. Her english is very well, and the lyrics are just different from those simple Britney-lyrics. Shakira uses metaphors, strange rhymes etc. Very original.
Shakira is brilliant in writing music. She knows every instrument, and she is involved to every instrument used. Whenevr wherever has brazilian drums and a panflute. Underneath your clothes, is a quite acoustic song with instruments like horns and trumpets in it, Objection is a pop/rock/tango song, one of the most original songs on the cd. Rules is kinda 'back to the 70s' song, the one is a beautiful rockballad with strings in it (my fav shaki song). Ready for the good times is an '80s disco song, but with cool guitars, Fool is a quite bluesy rockballad and great lyrics! Te dejo Madrid is a cool rock song, with a cool harmonica, and ik makes you wanna sing and dance... and the lyrics are very funny! Poem to a horse is a rock song with trumpets and greta lyrics. Eyes like yours is an english version of Shakira's Ojos asi (1998). and seurte and te aviso te anuncio are spanish versions of Whenever... and Objection.
Ver original, and totally NO latin Britney!
1. Drop the Spanish songs on American albums!
2. Lose the silly song titles "Objection (Tango)"..what???
3. Keep it up beat..really it sounds like you have a hard time singing ballads!!!
4. More songs like "Whenever..." and "Ready for the Good Times"
Despite what some have said, I really do think that Shakira keeps the same type of metaphorical sarcasm and deep meanings that were present on "Pies" and "Ladrones," just not to quite as high a degree. "Poem To A Horse" is a great example of that. Also, "Que Me Quedes Tú" is very eloquently worded and meaningful.
Again, like on her other albums, she has a wide range of musical styles to tickle your ears' tastebuds. "Objection (Tango)" is a mix of rock and tango (of course...), "Whenever, Wherever" has a tropical/world feel to it, "Ready For The Good Times" is remeniscent of a disco-type sound (maybe?) and "Poem To A Horse" has miniscule traces of light ska woven throughout it.
This is my only disappointment about the album (and it's a BIG ONE!): I'm very sad that Shakira decided to translate "Ojos Así." I think the Spanish version from "Dónde Están Los Ladrones?" was fine alone and that the English version is...I cringe to say it...horrible. I would not in a million years call anything else of Shakira's 'horrible,' except perhaps her Portugese remixes of her first album...but that's another story. :)
Most recent customer reviews
She's hot, she's amazing, she sings like she means it... I love Shakira's sound. Laundry Service is a great cd, I'm thrilled to add it to our collection!Published on March 30 2011 by TBW
this album comes across as slightly confusing, maybe due to the language, but it is a charming piece based on this, and includes some great tracks, the versions of whenever,... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2005
These are the songs in this awesome album by the awesome Shakira.
1)Objection - Very upbeat with an awesome chorus. Stars-5. Read more
This was THE greatest CD EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You MUST buy it!!!!!!!Shakira is sexy, has an awesome voice, plus inside the CD there are words for the BEST songs in the... Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2004
This CD was Awesome!!! Shakira has a GREAT voice and she is SSSOOO sexy. This was SUCH a cool CD. YOU MUST BUY IT!!!!Published on Oct. 16 2004
This Cd was THE best in the world, Shakira ROCKS! She has awesome voice, cool moves, and EVERYTHING! When I first heard it I wanted 12 more in case 1 skipped at any point. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2004
ok i dont mean anything bad about shakira... i mean its just an opinion about her music im not here to criticize her or talk bad about her. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Reminisa
Laundry Service~ Shakira is one hot and sexy singer. She is so amzingly good looking that it is almost criminal. Her vocal skills are very good. Her lyrics are fun and fancy free. Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by B. Viberg
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