Dónde Están los Ladrones?

Dónde Están los Ladrones?

by Shakira
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1996's Pies Descalzos was Shakira's big commercial breakthrough; it was that album that established the Colombian singer as a superstar in Latin America. But Shakira's next album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (which means "Where Are the Thieves?" in Spanish) is arguably the finest and most essential album that she recorded in the 1990s. This superb CD isn't just Latin pop -- it's also rock en español. Dónde Están los Ladrones? inspired some reviewers to compare Shakira to Alanis Morissette, but that comparison is only valid up to a point. The Colombiana sings with a bit of a cackle (something Morissette is known for) on pop
ock jewels like "Si Te Vas" and "No Creo," but Shakira is a very different kind of lyricist. While Morissette is famous for being angrily introspective and having a mad-at-the-world outlook, Shakira's lyrics tend to be poetic and are, at times, unapologetically romantic -- even if Morissette sang in Spanish, it would be hard to imagine her coming up with something as poetic as the Middle Eastern fantasy that Shakira vividly describes on her Arabic-influenced mega-hit "Ojos Así." And, besides, Shakira already had a few albums under her belt when Morissette enjoyed her big commercial breakthrough with 1995's Jagged Little Pill. Of course, only those who have some knowledge of Spanish will be impressed by Shakira's lyrics; Columbia doesn't provide English translations. What will impress non-Spanish-speaking listeners are the CD's attractive melodies and the emotion that the artist brings to her songs; you don't have to speak a word of Spanish to find Dónde Están los Ladrones? musically exciting. If you're acquiring your first Shakira release, this would be the ideal choice.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969470824
catalogNumber: 94708
Rank: 50899

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shakira   Primary Artist,Vocals
Randy Barlow   Accordion
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion
Julio Hernández   Bajo Sexto
Lee Levin   Drums,Bateria
Lester Mendez   Piano,Keyboards,Jupiter 8
Teddy Mulet   Trumpet
Wendy Pedersen   Background Vocals,Coros
Rita Quintero   Coros
Marcelo Añez   Viola
Raul Midón   Coros
Joel Numa   Viola
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar
Ron Taylor   Hammond Organ,Viola
Tommy Anthony   Coros
Marcello Azevedo   Acoustic Guitar,Viola
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Bass,Guitar,Tambourine,Bajo Sexto
Chris Glansdorp   Chelo
Joe Zeytoonian   Oud
Brendan Buckley   Drums
Paul Hoyle   Viola
Adam Zimmon   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nicole Yarling   Coros
Myriam Eli   Percussion
Fadi Hardan   Accordion,Coros
Oussamah Karaki   Coros
Michelle Massad   Oud
Jack Stamates   Violin
John Falcone   Bajo Sexto
Nicolas Tovar   Coros
A.J. Niilo   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Emilio Estefan   Executive Producer
Lester Mendez   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Sebastián Krys   Engineer,Engineering
Shakira   Composer,Producer
Kevin Dillon   Studio Coordinator
Dillon O'Brian   Composer
Pablo Flores   Composer
Javier Garza   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Composer,Producer
Pablo Florez   Programming,Producer
Estefano Salgado   Composer
Shakira Mebarak R.   Producer

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Dónde Están los Ladrones? 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remeber seeing Shakira on the Spanish channels, but not purchasing her albums until much later. Don't make my mistake! This is one of the greatest albums BY ANY ARTIST OF ALL TIME! She stands out from the crowd of spanish pop singers who, while good in their own field of music, can't hold a candle to Shakira's greatness. A must-buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought Shakira's international breakthrough "Laundry Service" a few years ago and I was somewhat disappointed, because I thought more of the Latin singer. I looked through the internet and found that her sophomore album "Dónde Están Los Ladrones?" had gotten great reviews, that this was supposed to be her biggest achievement. I thought, since Shakira's original language is Spanish, she must do better off singing in it. I got this record recently, and I was captured. It contains beautiful music, and although I don't understand any of the lyrics I can tell it's amazing thanks to Shakira's passionate and special voice. I didn't expect this of her, since she's now stuck in the commercial spotlight. So please, Shakira, go back to your former Latin rock style and give us more of this, I think you by now must have found those thieves...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only way to describe this album is to say that it is absolutely AMAZING. Good lyrics, good sounds, a mix of several cultures and instruments in every track, and an amazing voice that gives us a piece of her soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shakira is one of the most genuine artists I've had the opportunity to listen to in my whole life...She's singer, songwriter, and even producer...Her voice is neat, kinda jerky at times but still...Donde Estan Los Ladrones? is proof that she's a talented performer!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Shakira is truly one in a million,Her voice and music define a generation of which has has truly gone wrong. This alubm is fantasic!!!Me and my sister Marisol,love it. Every song, form Moscas en la casa to her truly #1 song which shows both side of her culture, 'Ojos Asi', Shakira will always RULE!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have about 200 CDs and Shakira's 3 CDs (Pies Descalzos, Donde estan los ladrones, and Shakira Unplugged) are the best ones I've ever purchased. These three albums are the only ones I've ever heard in which I absolutely love all the songs. The music is original, emotional and intelligent. Must buy for ANYONE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD will catch onto you even if you don't understand a word. Shakira's style is a cross between Alanis and Jewel. It's great to dance to or just to mellow out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To the first song, to the last, this album shows every corner of Shakira. To Balads, to Alternetive Rock, to pop, to a song with an Aribic backgrownd. Shakira shows her self in a mixture of ways. This Album is surely a treasure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Latin world has another emerging artist unlike ricky martin whose whole purpose to sell sell sell came in and stoppe his good music well. Like selena shakira is one of the best examples og good latin music shakira will be adored by millions when her crossover album comes out this album is a small example of what shakira can do .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her voice is loaded with emotions,she has an excellent dance style,her songs contain many different sounds like Indian,Arabic,Latin,Rock,Turkish melodies. And this makes her special. I think she's better than Jennifer Lopez,Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. After Madonna,she'll be the #1 in the world. Her eyes are like a dream,but they're not unreal like dreams! They're real and sooo beautiful! I like all of her albums. Ojos Asi is the best song of the century. GO SHAKIRA GO!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have purchased all of her albums that is Pies descalzos, Donde estan los ladrones, Laundry service and Fijacion oral and so far this is my favorite. I know Shakira's croosover to the American market is a great achievement, but if you are bilingual as myself purchase her music in Spanish. In my opinion much meaning is lost in her music when translated to English.
Guest More than 1 year ago
shakira's three CDs are the greatest CDs I have ever owned. Every song is amazing.
James-Black More than 1 year ago
This cd of Shakira it's amaaaazing, the songs have a harmony that's very good. It's really soothing and her voice it's just amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
what a singer , great style nice music , she is a latin dive shes all that..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know a word of Spanish, but this cd is great. The music is good, her voice is good. I'm sure it would be cool if I knew what she was saying, but hey what the heck - if it sounds good, I'm listening! Another reviewer already said this and I agree - she's a cross between Alanis Morrissete and Natalie Merchant, with a little Sheryl Crow in there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SHAKIRA is truly awesome and the cd is definately worth buying. She has a great voice and connects with her fans with her music very well. Her voice is great and she is a very talented individual. All her cd's are great so i recommend all of her cd's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome CD !!!! Ojos Asi y Ciega Srodomuda are 2 of the best songs !!!! Shakira is way cool !!!
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