Dónde Están Los Ladrones
Having already established herself as a superstar in Latin America, Colombian pop powerhouse Shakira turned her focus northward in the late ‘90s. Dónde Están los Ladrones? channels musical ideas from all over the world—alt-rock brashness, expansive power balladry, mariachi brass, traditional Arabic chanting—through Shakira’s whip-smart instincts, resulting in twisty, rock-tinged pop gems that surprise as much as they shimmy. Her inimitable voice ties the package together, giving songs like the pumping “No Creo” and the bittersweet “Tú” personality and verve.