Bland pop mix dampens Shakira’s smoldering heat

Posted: April 8, 2014 at 3:18 a.m.

Shakira Shakira. RCA C Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira shook American audiences with English language hits like “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie,” from enticing albums of rich, emotional songs that mixed thoughtful lyrics and scenes of everyday life. And that voice — strong, but vulnerable — delivered those lyrics amid sharp cries of anguish that sounded like they came from freshly inflicted romantic wounds.

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