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Shakira: She Wolf (Epic)

Mike Diver, bbc.co.uk, October 2009

THERE'S MUCH to like about diminutive Columbian singer Shakira (Isabel Mebarak Ripoll), best known to this day for 2001's breakthrough Whenever, Wherever and her global hit of 2006, Hips Don't Lie. As beyond these chart-conquering smashes she's often explored some truly mind-boggling pop territories, deep-drilling for veins of inspiration absolutely alien to so many of her peers.

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