Oral Fixation Vol. 2

Album Review of Oral Fixation Vol. 2 by Shakira.

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Oral Fixation Vol. 2

Shakira

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 by Shakira

Release Date: Nov 29, 2005
Record label: Sony
Genre(s): Pop

80 Music Critic Score
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Oral Fixation Vol. 2 - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Shakira delights in confounding expectations, and nowhere is that better seen than in how she secured a massive crossover audience on her own terms. She blended Latin pop and American mainstream pop, on both the dance and easy listening sides of the equation, on her 2001 breakthrough, Laundry Service, but it was no crass cash grab -- she eased herself into the transition, balancing songs in Spanish and English on the record while crafting tunes in both languages to appeal to both longtime fans and new listeners. That set the stage for her magnum opus of 2005, the two-part album FijaciĆ³n Oral/Oral Fixation.

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