Live from Paris (2011) Colombia's most popular (legal) export is always at her best when you can see her — the magic of those whirligig hips has been turning… 2011-12-27 Shakira Pop Sony Latin
Music Review

Live from Paris (2011)

Shakira | UNDERNEATH HER CLOTHES Shakira's writhing to her throbbing catalog of hits sometimes comes off more stripper than superstar
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UNDERNEATH HER CLOTHES Shakira's writhing to her throbbing catalog of hits sometimes comes off more stripper than superstar
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Dec 27, 2011; Lead Performance: Shakira; Genre: Pop; Production: Sony Latin

Colombia's most popular (legal) export is always at her best when you can see her — the magic of those whirligig hips has been turning Spanglish jingles like ''Whenever, Wherever'' and ''She Wolf'' into video hits for a decade. And Shakira clearly knows it. On the Live from Paris combo-pack album/DVD, she writhes and dry-humps through her catalog like the world's ­highest-paid strip-aerobics instructor, showing off plenty of skin — but sadly, not much musicianship. C+

Download This:
Hips Don't Lie (on the DVD; why listen when she'll let you watch?)

Originally posted Dec 07, 2011 Published in issue #1185 Dec 16, 2011 Order article reprints