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Colombian pop rocker Shakira has been primed for U.S. stardom since her riveting TV performance at 2000's Latin Grammys, and Laundry Service is the kind of assured, eclectic English-language debut that can only further the cause. The 24-year-old beauty's strengths are right up front: "Objection" delivers a snarlingly Alanis-like vocal, peppered with an exotic tango accordion and surf guitars, and a tough feminist perspective propelled by a surging carnival rhythm familiar from hits by Ricky Martin and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. Rather than indulge the processed hip-pop of her Latin crossover compatriots Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez, Shakira keeps arrangements ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Colombian pop rocker Shakira has been primed for U.S. stardom since her riveting TV performance at 2000's Latin Grammys, and Laundry Service is the kind of assured, eclectic English-language debut that can only further the cause. The 24-year-old beauty's strengths are right up front: "Objection" delivers a snarlingly Alanis-like vocal, peppered with an exotic tango accordion and surf guitars, and a tough feminist perspective propelled by a surging carnival rhythm familiar from hits by Ricky Martin and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. Rather than indulge the processed hip-pop of her Latin crossover compatriots Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez, Shakira keeps arrangements muscular and rocking, quoting U2, the Cure, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles while dropping in Andean pan pipes and charango, as on the powerhouse single "Whenever, Wherever." This, as well as her dense, literate lyrics, defies stereotypical expectations for this tropical star. But Shakira has forged her Spanish-language career upon hardheaded, inconoclastic decisions. One of these, the Arabic-flavored smash "Ojos Así" which Shakira performed on the Grammy broadcast, is reprised here as "Eyes like Yours" and retains every drop of its exotic exuberance. Surprisingly enough, Shakira's lyrics survive and thrive in translation. Always a poetic lyricist, she devoted herself to learning English well enough to write in it, and "Fool" and "Poem to a Horse" neatly capture her offbeat imagery and wordy rhymes. Perhaps the greatest testimony to her diligence is that the Spanish tracks on Laundry Service, including versions en español of "Objection" and "Wherever," segue seamlessly into the mix. Fans of Latin rock have yearned for an artist capable of translating the music's unique charms to a greater audience -- with Laundry Service, Shakira is set to make such dreams come true.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646390023
  • Catalog Number: 63900

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Objection (Tango) (3:44)
  2. 2 Underneath Your Clothes (3:45)
  3. 3 Whenever, Wherever (3:16)
  4. 4 Rules (3:40)
  5. 5 The One (3:43)
  6. 6 Ready for the Good Times (4:14)
  7. 7 Fool (3:51)
  8. 8 Te Dejo Madrid (3:07)
  9. 9 Poem to a Horse (4:09)
  10. 10 Que Me Quedes Tú (4:48)
  11. 11 Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Asi) (3:58)
  12. 12 Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (3:16)
  13. 13 Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shakira Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tim Mitchell Composer
Shakira Composer, Producer, Composer
Luis Fernando Ochoa Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic of Latin Rock

    This was Shakira's big break-out, cross-over to the English-language music scene during the last big 'Latin Explosion" in the US. Surprisingly the diction is incredibly clear despite the fact that at the time of its recording Shakira spoke almost no English. This also makes the translation of the lyrics between English and Spanish pretty amazing for its ability to translate snese and sentinment,if not exact words and phrases, and still maintain the musicality. She takes classic Latin genres like tango and gives it a modern rock twist.

    The slower pieces are soulful and full of longing and the up-tempo pieces rock out. The beats and the music are so moving that even my kid digs it, even if he doesn't understand the Spanish lyrics; of course at his age he doesn't get the English lyrics entirely either. "Why does she care so much about someone's eyes, Mom? That's just dumb".

    Knowing where she went from this album you can also hear in it precursors to her more recent hits like She Wolf and Hips Don't Lie. It is a classic album for anyone into Latin Rock, o Rock en Espanol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love her voice!!!

    The first time i heard this cd was last year. I love her voice so much. I wish i got her voice. I love her song alot too. My favorite number is Underneath Your Clothes becuz she got such a great voice when she was singing that song!!!Can't wait until she release a new album!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shakira es una música fabulosa

    Shakira is truly a fantastic musician, her music really put Latin America on the music map. Even more so because it's not just cookie cutter pop. I like 'Laundry Service' quite a bit, it's a good cd. I prefer her music in Spanish, however. I sincerely hope that any Shakira fans, Spanish-speaking or no, buy 'Donde Estan Los Ladrones?', which is my favourite Shakira album, and 'Pies Descalzos'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The New Queen of Rock Invades The English World!

    Her previous album, "Donde Estan Los Ladrones?", earned her the praise of people around the world. She returns to her fans with "Laundry Service", which includes "Whenever, Wherever," and the awesome ballad "Underneath Your Clothes." Throwing in some poetic English songs, and an English version of the Spanish smash "Ojos Asi", Shakira's acsension to the top of the charts cannot be stopped. A great CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SHAKIRA Shakes It Up!!

    Shakira is the belly dancing diva! I haven't ever been into Latin music very much, until I heard Shakira. Shakira has an awesome Latin CD, but personally I like the English one better, not just because I can understand it! But because it's just such a great album. Shakira has been an inspiration to me. First off, she has become such a beautiful singer, second because not only has she completed many Spanish CD's but English too. Most people don't even know a second language, and she made an album in one! Shakira now has seven full CD's and hopefully working on more. Her first CD came out in 1996, meaning she's been in the music business for at least seven years and still going strong. This girl knows what she's doing, throughout life and song!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best

    I think that -laundry service- is a good album, with nice songs like "Underneath your clothes" & "Whenever, wherever" and amazing songs like "Que me quedes tu" and "Te dejo Madrid", but you definetly should listen to her -Pies descalzos- y her -Donde están los ladrones?-, also learning a little bit of spanish to listen the spectacular songs and her poetic material. Honestly, she's one of the best artist ever, she is so autentic, so talented, so beautiful and her voice and dancing are really amazing. I really love her and I can't wait to listen to a new album. My favourite songs of Shakira are "No creo" & "Un poco de Amor", I also like too much "Moscas en la casa" & "Que me quedes tu".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally A REAL feel good CD!

    This CD is so AWESOME! I heard it for the first time in a friends car and right away i just couldn't stop dancing! I love the beats and the lyrics. Shakira is such a great crossover artist! This CD just makes you feel good all over!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Waiting for another Spanish album

    Shakira¿s English debut is definitely a dance album that has great beats. The Spanish songs are fantastic and equally intriguing as her last Spanish album. However, the English songs lack substantial lyrics and sound a bit awkward. ¿Objection¿ is one of the songs that sound spectacular in Spanish, but sound totally trivial in English. One of Shakira¿s trademarks is that her lyrics are very sincere and honest. In the English songs, however, it sounds like she is trying too hard to hide her accent by using cliches. The Spanish songs definitely hold true to her style. However, I look forward to seeing an entire Spanish album in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow

    Shakira is amazing on this CD!!! Her songs are awesome and she does a great job with them, both in english and spanish. I absolutely LOVE this CD!!!! Buy it and appreciate true pop music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    I think Shakira's cd Laundry Service is outstanding. The combination of her unique voice and great beats is awesome. I think just about anyone will enjoy this cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shakira's ''Laundry Service'' is the BEST Pop C.D. in Years

    Shakira's ''Laundry Service''is an amazing c.d., and she is an amazing artist! ''Whenever, Wherever'' was the first single, and it is hot, hot, hot! Then came ''Underneath Your Clothes,'' a beautiful love song. Her most recent single, ''Objection,'' shows Shakira's wild side. Bottom Line: This is a must-have for anyone who loves good music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shakira is the best

    shakira is my best singer ever and for ever . i like the 14 songs all of them .but the best one was whenever wherever and the second was eyes like yours

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best singer ever.

    I think that you are the best singer ever because you have a wonderful singing voice.You have never bought out a song that people have hated.I just think your brilliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    Absolutely outstanding! I love this album and cannot wait til she visits England. Come on over!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shakira rocks

    I just wanted to tell everyone, that i think shakira is so awesome ,and if you don't have this cd you definately need to get it. I have all of shakiras cds and i love them all . So i just wanted to say buy this cd.Because you will definately love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sharika has one of the best cd's around!

    I think sharika's laundry service is one of the best cd's I've heard in a long time! I can listen to all the songs on the cd instead of skipping around. Everyone should get this cd!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awsom

    i think shakira is one of the best her sound is very original and sexual

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The beginning of a fabolous career

    Hi! I bought the Cd the first day it came out and I love it. Shakira is heading to be a wonderful latin star. She just started with the right foot. Way to go Shakira! Congratulations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Suprisingly Good

    Shakira is one of those artists who has the remarkable talent of combining different musical styles and tastes and put them together in a balance that is unsurpassable. She leaves Christina in the dirt(no offense to he fans). Her Columbian-pop songs are so fluid and beautiful due to the native instruments played. Her soulfull, realistic,and touching lyrics add to her talent. She alsowrites most of the music. All in all- this album is a perfect balance between pop and columbian dance music. Anyone can appreciate this cd because of the talent its artist portrays. A very good cd, and for once a cool pop cd, thats also a break from a all thr brit-jlo business and obsessions. also recommended: Mandy Moore-self titled(her 3rd album)- a cd with the same mixture of musical styles, only this time its combining pop and far eastern instruments with a beautiful combination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally!

    Finally! Real Talent! Hopefully Americans will appreciate real Latin talent, and Latin music will no longer be defined by ¿living la Vida loca¿ or those other poor excuses for music. It was worth the wait.

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