Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

New CDs

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

New CDs

Article excerpt


Shakira's first album since her 13-times platinum Laundry Service, in 2001, is sung entirely in Spanish - but that hasn't stopped it from topping the charts in the rest of the world. Will the UK follow suit next week?

Non-Spanish speakers who love the Colombian superstar principally for her batty lyrics will have to wait until November's English language Oral Fixation vol 2; for the rest, vol 1 has the tunes and the energy to transcend international borders.



. Three new albums, available separately or together as the cheaply packaged Threesome, from a singer-songwriter who continues to explore the heartland of a variety of American musics. Mexican Standoff is half-Mexican (inspired, terrific) and half-blues (unlistenable). Don't Ask Don't Tell is her divorce album and packed to the gunwales with bile, bitterness and rip-roaring songs, while Got No Strings is a mostly sterile trawl through some of the duller Disney songs. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.