More honest hip-shaking

More honest hip-shaking

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by James Whittle

With two Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammys under her belt, Colombian songstress Shakira makes a long-awaited return with her incredible electro-pop/dance album She Wolf. It's been four years since Oral Fixation Vol. 2, the source of Shakira's number one hit Hips Don't Lie, and this album looks set to get people just as eager to get up and dance.

She Wolf is the Latin diva's third English-language studio album. It contains more dance tracks than her previous releases, and features collaborations with the likes of Pharrell, Wyclef Jean, The Neptunes, and Santigold producer John Hill.

The record opens with the title track, a catchy disco-inspired number that will have you swinging your hips in no time and wondering at the absurd poetry of lines like 'Starting to feel ... like a coffee machine in an office'.

Long Time is a bass-heavy, moderately paced Latin number that's sure to awaken the wannabe salsa dancer in all of us.

On Men In This Town, Shakira proclaims that the men of Los Angeles are scared of her. It's a foot-stomping dance song number which sounds rather like a modern take on Blondie's Heart of Glass.

The wait has been worth it. She Wolf is an addictive listen that's set to play on repeat for months to come.

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