Sale el Sol

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hot on the heels of the gloriously weird commercial stiff She Wolf, Shakira wrote and recorded "Waka Waka," a football anthem that swept the globe during the throes of 2010 World Cup fever. "Waka Waka" provided the perfect pivot to the quickly recorded new album Sale el Sol, a set that shows no allegiance to any one sound or language. Shakira mostly ditches the electro-throb of She Wolf in favor for a pan-global approach that's decidedly pop in flavor, sometimes riding heavy rhythms -- Pitbull and Dizzee Rascal do show up on bonus English-language versions of "Loca" and "Rabiosa" -- but always relying on melody and texture, creating a tight 12-track record ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hot on the heels of the gloriously weird commercial stiff She Wolf, Shakira wrote and recorded "Waka Waka," a football anthem that swept the globe during the throes of 2010 World Cup fever. "Waka Waka" provided the perfect pivot to the quickly recorded new album Sale el Sol, a set that shows no allegiance to any one sound or language. Shakira mostly ditches the electro-throb of She Wolf in favor for a pan-global approach that's decidedly pop in flavor, sometimes riding heavy rhythms -- Pitbull and Dizzee Rascal do show up on bonus English-language versions of "Loca" and "Rabiosa" -- but always relying on melody and texture, creating a tight 12-track record that's casual in its eclecticism but no less dazzling because of its relaxed tone. Particularly when compared to the stylized ambition of the two-part Oral Fixation, Sale el Sol feels breezy, Shakira never calling attention to just how much ground she covers. Opening with a dose of anthemic soft rock in its title track, Sale el Sol eventually winds its way through the dancefloor ("Loca," "Gordita"), catches its breath on the ballad "Antes de las Seis," offers up an infectious piece of pure pop in the vein of the New Radicals on "Mariposas," beats all U2-inspired arena rockers at their own game on "Devoción," adopts a cool new wave pulse on "Tu Boca," and finds warmth within the art pop of the xx, whose "Islands" is a shimmering peak here. Despite all these sounds, Sale el Sol never once sounds disparate or overworked -- it's sunny and easy, its natural buoyancy disguising Shakira's range and skill -- but listen closely and it becomes apparent that nobody makes better pop records in the new millennium than she does.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 886977743320
  • Catalog Number: 777433
  • Sales rank: 20,964

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sale el Sol (3:20)
  2. 2 Loca - El Cata (3:04)
  3. 3 Antes de las Seis (2:55)
  4. 4 Gordita - Rene "Residente" (3:26)
  5. 5 Addicted to You (2:27)
  6. 6 Lo Que Más (2:26)
  7. 7 Mariposas (3:47)
  8. 8 Rabiosa - El Cata (2:50)
  9. 9 Devoción (3:30)
  10. 10 Islands (2:43)
  11. 11 Tu Boca (3:26)
  12. 12 Waka Waka (Esto Es África) (3:04)
  13. 13 Loca - Dizzee Rascal (3:13)
  14. 14 Rabiosa - Pitbull (2:50)
  15. 15 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shakira Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Lindiwe Dlamini Background Vocals
Thomas Dyani Background Vocals
Dalmata Guest Appearance
Nonhlanhla Kheswa Background Vocals
Olgui Chirino Background Vocals
Nejo Guest Appearance
James McGorman Background Vocals
Brenda Mhlongo Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Lester Mendez Composer, Producer
Shakira Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Art Direction
Joel Numa Engineer
Gustavo Cerati Producer
Luis Fernando Ochoa Arranger, Producer
Gustavo Celis Engineer
Eduardo Bergallo Engineer
Josh Abraham Producer
Ed Williams Engineer
Lukas Burton Producer
Jonathan Shakhovskoy Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Additional Production
Pitbull Composer
Jim Jonsin Additional Production
Dizzee Rascal Composer
Diplo Additional Production
Andros Rodriguez Engineer
Calle 13 Composer
Olgui Chirino Vocal Arrangements
Dave Clauss Engineer
Oligee Producer
Alex Leader Engineer
El Cata Composer, Producer
Rene "Residente" Producer
T. Mitchell Composer
John Hill Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Jaume Laiguana Art Direction
Emile Kojidie Composer
Ze Bell Jean Paul Composer
Dooh Belly Eugene Victor Composer
Gucci Vump Additional Production
Albert Menéndez Producer
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