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Donde Estan Los Ladrones [CD]

Shakira Audio CD
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Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys, four World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and five Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four ... Read more in Amazon's Shakira Store

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  • Audio CD (17 May 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00004RKI2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,183 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. "Ciega, Sordomuda"
2. Si Te Vas
3. Moscas En La Casa
4. No Creo
5. Inevitable
6. Octavo Día
7. Que Vuelvas
8. Tú
9. Dónde Están Los Ladrones
10. Sombra De Ti
11. Ojos Así
12. Estoy Aquí
13. Ojos Así

Product Description

SHAKIRA Donde Estan Los Ladrones? (1999 Austrian manufactured 13-track CD album - all tracks performed in her native Spanish language complete with 20-page photo/lyric booklet picture sleeve)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shakira's finest moment by far. 30 July 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Listening to this album makes me despair at the timidity of mainstream British radio and music television. By outright refusing to play anything in any other language than English, they have missed out on a real treat.

Shakira may be best known here in the UK for her English language hits "Whenever Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes", "Hips Don't Lie" etc., but it is when she sings in her native Spanish that she really shines as an artist. The lyrics that frequently sound awkward in English sound poetic in Spanish, and her delivery is generally stronger and more confident.

Dónde Están los Ladrones (Where are the Thieves) is probably Shakira's finest moment yet - I say probably as I haven't heard Pies Descalzos or her impossible-to-find earlier material yet. But it is musically superior and more interesting than either of her English language albums, and it outshines Fijación Oral too.

Highlights of the album include the powerful, guitar-driven ballad "Inevitable", the title track, "No Creo (I Don't Believe)", "Ciega, Sordomuda (Deaf, Dumb and Blind)" and "Moscas En La Casa (Flies in the House)".

This release includes two bonus tracks - Shakira's early hit "Estoy Aquí (I Am Here)" (a slightly different version to that found on her greatest hits), and a remix of the single "Ojos Así (Eyes Like Those)". Although these are a pleasant addition to the album, they do not justify buying it again if you already have the version without bonus tracks, as the remixes are very similar to the original versions.

If you really enjoy this album, it may be worth considering buying Shakira's MTV Unplugged album too - she performs every song from this album with the exception of "Que Vuelvas". The performances on the unplugged album often vary quite widely from the versions here, so it is a fresh take on the same material.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By David H
Format:Audio CD
Right. Lets get this straight. This album is bleedin' fantastic. Released less than 6 years ago, it's the kind of pop music you'd kill to see on the radio these days, especially when we're subjected to boring mediocrity like Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. From the quirky cathiness of "Ciego Sordomuda" and the sweet balladry of "Moscas En La Casa" to the gonzo pop perfection of "Ojos Asi". I can't even begin to tell you just how lively this record is. Shakira's music is eccentric and colourful like Bjork and yet at the same time glossy and accessible like Michael Jackson or Britney Spears. The combination of these two traits results in one of the most pleasurable dance-pop albums I've ever heard. Make no mistake, this is right up there with Madonna's best work. It's just so frustrating how the completely talentless and boring Jennifer Lopez has proved to be a much greater latin crossover success. Are people really that bothered that the lyrics are in Spanish? If they are then it's their loss.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dont miss this! 2 Dec 2006
By Joe
Format:Audio CD
How many supposedly great albums have you spent good money on, from some reviewers recommendation, only to be played a couple of times and left in the rack to act as a graphical illustration of the hype and hollowness of the Uk music scene. How many foreign language albums have you bought for six quid out of curiosity and wore out the lens on your cd player with?

Take a chance on this, I have spent more time listening to this over the last year than I have mainstream radio, even though I dont understand a word (although the same goes for radio). This is captivating and pushes all the right musical buttons from the insistently rocky 'Si te vas' to the soaring melody of 'no creo' through the peerless 'Tu' to the bittersweet beauty of 'sombra de ti' and all the other gems in between. It is such a shame that Shakira gets so little UK airplay singing in English let alone Spanish.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great find! 18 Aug 2005
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Funnily enough I only bought this album to help the kids and I learn Spanish (educational type albums are SO inane).I chose it because a reviewer pointed out her rock influence which should keep us all happy. Thinking it'd be Ok but nothing more, I was totally blown away. I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!I'm now gonna buy her other CDs and hope they're as good.
My husband has fallen in love with her and, despite the fact he's not learning Spanish, has the CD on all the time.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We need more Spanish Singers ! 4 Nov 2004
By Paul
Format:Audio CD
I heard one of Shakira's spanish songs on MTV a few weeks ago and decided to buy a CD to hear more and am I glad. I liked Shakiras English version songs but not enough to buy the CD but in Spanish she is fantastic, even though I don't have a clue what she is singing about.
Buy it - you will not regret it. So lively, so many tempos, so wonderful, so spanish / latin - excellent !!!!! You just wanna dance
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album not to be dismissed! 27 April 2002
By R. P. Greenhalgh VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I know what you are thinking, and I was sceptical too.
I like 'Laundry Service', and happen to think that 'Suerte' the Spanish version of the hit single 'Whenever, Wherever' is way better than the version in English. On the other hand I think 'Objection (Tango)' is magnificent!
I don't speak Spanish, and therefore wondered if a whole album might be too much. I bought 'Donde Estan Los Ladrones' anyway, and I'm very glad I did!
Please let me digress for a moment. Shakira has often been compared to Britney in the popular press, but that is unfair to both of them. Britney sings songs written for her, and usually does so well.
Skakira writes her own lyrics and music, so she can set her own musical agenda, and her albums therefore comprise many influences without seeming disconnected. Without the added distraction of two languages, this is perhaps more obvious on 'Dónde Están Los Ladrones'. It may seem a strange comparison, but it is the same sort of accomplishment that Dido achieved with 'No Angel'. Both are brilliant, but not directly comparable!
My favourite tracks on the album? Dónde Están Los Ladrones (up-beat, as summer beckons), and the bitter 'Inevitable'! Both made me reach for a Spanish-English dictionary. My least favourite is 'Ojos así' which appears in two versions on this album, and again in English as 'Eyes like yours' on the album 'Laundry Service'.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst CD EVER purchased
I love the Spanish language, I love Spanish music, I have All of Shakira's other music……But this has been played once…. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs P
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I got into Shakira's music via the Laundry Service album and wanted to explore her earlier Spanish vocal offerings. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gary B
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I chose this as I had heard the title track on the radio, the whole CD is great fun, I have this on still in the car after 6 months and the music carries me off to more sunny... Read more
Published 10 months ago by robert winstanley
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album
I am biased as I do enjoy Shakiras music so my review is very slanted. But if you love Shakira you will love this early album.
Published 10 months ago by Coast guard
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Had a copy of this when lived in Mexico and takes me back!!Fantastic to hear her at her best. great!
Published 14 months ago by miss j p hudson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Shakira
Thoroughly enjoyed this early album from Shakira. Has not always been great with her albums in English eg She Wolf but in her native language is consistently good.
Published 17 months ago by Jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Donde estan los ladrones
Shakira is an amazing singer and songwriter and this album is one of her best. The album is diverse and unique. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kimberley Potton
5.0 out of 5 stars in the continuity
"Donde Estan Los Ladrones" is Shakira's second album and it's as good as the first one. It's kind of the same sound as "Pies Descalzos" , a real continuity. Read more
Published on 5 April 2011 by Glam reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Donde Estan los Landrones?
The music is brillient & the way that Shikira sings it is out of this world.
Published on 12 Feb 2009 by Mr. Geoffrey Linsey
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!!!!!
I first heard of Shakira through her album Laundry Service and since then i have bought all her other albums. Out of all her albums this is probably the best. Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2006 by J.D.H
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