Fijación Oral vol. 1 (2005) No more yodeling bizarro metaphors in broken English. Shakira has found herself again. Fijacion Oral vol. 1 may not be the commercial juggernaut that 2001's… 2005-06-07 Shakira Pop
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Fijación Oral vol. 1 (2005)

PUMP UP THE 'VOL.' Shakira's best work yet
PUMP UP THE 'VOL.' Shakira's best work yet
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 07, 2005; Lead Performance: Shakira; Genre: Pop

No more yodeling bizarro metaphors in broken English. Shakira has found herself again. Fijacion Oral vol. 1 may not be the commercial juggernaut that 2001's Laundry Service was, but it finds the Colombian goddess doing what she does best: placing her operatic vocalizing at the service of Spanish poetry. From the bouncy electronics of the accordion-laced Alejandro Sanz duet ''La Tortura'' to the dreamy romanticism of ''En Tus Pupilas,'' there's beauty to spare in this lavish compendium of raw emotions — Shakira's finest work to date.

Originally posted Jun 13, 2005 Published in issue #825 Jun 17, 2005 Order article reprints