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why? "lucky that my breasts are small and humble so you donj't confuse them with mountains". WTF? SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN!! she is on #1 in New ZEalnad! how did this happen?

di, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I have no idea who she is. There is a picture of her on the front of some lad mag when i go thru WH SMmiths (UK newsagent chain) in the morning on the way to work. I am rather embarrased to admit that she does look rather nice in said pic.

Norman Phay, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Apparently she doesn't know English very well and didn't realise what she was singing but was v. pissed off when she had it translated for her

electric sound of jim, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

in this weeks people there is a picture of her wearing a feather bikini . It looks like two pheasents cock fighting over her v. small tits.

anthony, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

i just googled. the sound clip i found was bloody awful.

Norman Phay, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

"Underneath Your Clothes" is one of the worst singles... Oh yeah, and it doesn't make sense. I find her older native-language stuff kind of entrancing.

Keiko, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

because she does the dance. with the breasts. and the leather pants. don't forget the leather pants.

no, that's it.

nancy b., Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

alright, i admit that last one was me, but it was a DIRECT QUOTE (quotes?), so no harm, no foul.

jess, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

me guste ella mucho mas antes que fue popular.

QUeen G, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I saw a live performance by her on the spanish channel, and I thought the song she played was pretty good.

A Nairn, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

According to Tiddy's girlfriend, she's considered to be Indie in Central America - she's their Bjork or something. Also, she yodels like a Tibetan throat-singer [male] and that lyric about her breasts = the funniest pop lyric EVER!!!!!4

petra jane, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

it's not funny, it's creepy

, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Shakira is the result of horrid genetic experiments where Christina Aguilera was cross-bred with Dolores O'Riordan. Who buys this shit? Anyone would think there was no quality pop being made when a song this bad actually becomes a hit.

EdwardO, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

shakira's been around for a while, at least since 95 - i think her label bosses wanted to try the ricky martin crossover...it's worked, but for how long, ewll, who knows?

QUeen G, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Shakira was never indie ever, she was already selling a lot in like 95 or 96 that thing of she being independent and not-pop is just shit from teh US media

Chupa-Cabras, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Anyone would think there was no quality pop being made when a song this bad actually becomes a hit. don't forget most charts aren't based on sales but on radio-play. there is plenty of quality pop being made.

di, Thursday, 7 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

seven years pass...

"Nevertheless, there's a slightly patronising assumption that her more abstruse lyrics – She Wolf's "I'm starting to feel a little abused like a coffee machine in an office", or the deathless line from her English-language breakthrough hit Whenever, Wherever about how lucky she is that her "breasts are small and humble so you don't confuse them with mountains" – are the cack-handed efforts of a woman struggling to express herself in a language she doesn't entirely grasp."

id actually say its more just like someone writing in english with the characteristics/inflections etc of their first language. as well as her obv just being a bit strange (in a really nice way) lol.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Friday, 16 October 2009 15:16 (nine years ago) link

from here -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/15/shakira-interview

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Friday, 16 October 2009 15:16 (nine years ago) link

who else has inserted the term 'lycanthropy' into song?

modescalator (blueski), Friday, 16 October 2009 15:24 (nine years ago) link

besides patrick wolf, you mean? lol.

she wolf is pretty good on first listen. shakira melds with the neptunes much better than i'd expect her to (or do they meld to her? unsure). it's less evidently ambitious than oral fixation was...or at least smaller in scale. no songs arguing with god or ranting about east timor or the travails of celebrity - not much epic fluffy love either. mostly it's a lot of sex. fiery emancipated desire in a sort of frank way that we haven't heard from her before. not exploitative really, but aggressive and organic to where she's at, perhaps? hard to distinguish.

'gypsy' is the only one that doesn't really fit the template and it's lovely and interesting production-wise, but feels out of place on the album. still a highlight (tho).

'Did It Again' is a stormer that they really should release in north america instead of that timbaland crap-fest, and 'Mon Amour' is a great crazed revenge/break-up song. Up there with Si Te Vas, Objection (Tango) and Don't Bother on the list of "great songs where Shakira acts like a total mentalist."

"Passengers with destination to Hell...Please proceed to your gate, we are ready to board now."

XD

stetsaSYSTEM (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 20:43 (nine years ago) link

lollllllllllllll

k3vin k., Tuesday, 27 October 2009 20:50 (nine years ago) link

classic post

a goon boy (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 20:57 (nine years ago) link

"I wish I had longer legs that I could fasten to your body so you’d take me with you everywhere."

i got nothin (deej), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:09 (nine years ago) link

fwiw i have enjoyed watching shakira's transformation from a 16 year old lol alanis morrissette wannabe (pies descalzos) to weird britney clone (laundry service) to vocab-spouting she wolf. i feel like i've watched her grow up. i was in colombia when she made her breakthrough in 96, and i'll tell you what -- "estoy aqui" still gets plenty of radio time even 13 years later. she's HUGE. love her.

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 23:12 (nine years ago) link

eleven months pass...

heard "loca" today and it ruled
luv u shakira

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 01:58 (eight years ago) link

http://www.thefader.com/2010/10/12/premiere-stream-shakira-islands-the-xx-cover/

Shakira covering "Islands" by The XX

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 13:19 (eight years ago) link

NYT on Shakira http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/arts/music/17shakira.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=shakira&st=cse

I think I might actually purchase (or at least pay to download) her new album.

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 18:52 (eight years ago) link

Will her next single be titled "Loda"?

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:43 (eight years ago) link

That article is pretty cool and has me interested in the next album, but it just writes off the last one as "too mainstream." As much as I loved Loba the song I never listened to the full album. Anyone here fuck with it?

A solo Beatle--Paul, George, John, Yoko, etc. (Whitey on the Moon), Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:25 (eight years ago) link

heard "loca" today and it ruled

A couple merengue songs, but she's still meh.

The original (which I think I like better but not that much):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfLZchWHKCk

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:31 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

i like her version better because i like her voice better

"gordita" is great too! <3 calle 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJcRvJG0P1c

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 20 December 2010 21:12 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

Arab Idol singer Mohammed Assaf says he has been banned from singing at the opening of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil and that the Colombian singer Shakira has decided to boycott the ceremony in protest at the ban,

Assaf, a Palestinian living in Gaza Strip, wrote on his social network page that he has just been notified about the decision cancelling an agreement with him to sing at the World Cup, which will kick off in June.

“I have been banned from singing at the World Cup opening in Brazil by some countries and parties which I do not know,” he said, according to the Saudi daily Sada and other regional newspapers.

“This decision has prompted Shakira to apologize from singing at the ceremony,” he added without giving further details.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/02/mohammed-banned-performing.html quoting Emirates 24/7.

(Apparently Hamas wants to follow suit.)

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:37 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/arts/music/shakira-el-dorado-chantaje-interview.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

Lots of collaborators on her new album (Maluma, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam), which started with one

“The creator inside of me was in desperate need of attention. But also my 2-year-old was in the same need. The person, the mother, the creator — all of those little Shakiras were fighting inside of me, so it was very tumultuous.”

The turning point came last year as Shakira revisited her Colombian roots. The songwriter Carlos Vives, who has had hits across the Spanish-speaking world with songs based in Colombian traditions like the accordion-driven vallenato, sent her demos for his next album. Shakira heard duet possibilities in a song, and the musician in her got to work.

curmudgeon, Friday, 26 May 2017 18:52 (two years ago) link

Listened to the new one. It's uneven but I lean toward liking it, more than disliking it. She mainly sings in Spanish but sings a bit in English. A number of cuts have a pop-reggaeton feel to them. On the tracks I dislike, Shakira's vocals are too adult contemporary meets 90s pop sterile.

curmudgeon, Friday, 2 June 2017 14:34 (two years ago) link

all of those little Shakiras were fighting inside of me

same

heck i've even been an 'oyster pirate' (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 June 2017 14:36 (two years ago) link

Your hips don't lie

curmudgeon, Friday, 2 June 2017 14:42 (two years ago) link

I really liked La Bicicleta when it was out, kinda goofy but a fun song. Will give the record a listen for sure

I know nothing about Carlos Vives though, will have to listen to some of his other work, anyone got any recommendations where to begin?

Will (kruezer2), Friday, 2 June 2017 15:31 (two years ago) link


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