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Freetown rather than Trenchtown

Advantages: Well produced, great music, great lyrics
Disadvantages: None

Some of the best reggae of the moment is coming from Africa, being blended with roots music and as always West Africa is a haven for finding such gems. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are a band of refugees from Sierra Leone that were displaced into Gu ...

dangaroo 23.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Rise & Shine - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

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Washing Her Dirty Laundry In Public

Advantages: Great singer, brilliant songs, she sings in two languages
Disadvantages: Some slightly weaker tracks

For Christmas this year I got the special edition of Shakira’s album ‘Laundry Service.’ It came in plush box case and underneath was the usual case you would see in the shop. I am not going to give you information on Shakira (like I did ...

littlepenguin 06.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Laundry Service - Shakira

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Coming clean

Advantages: Some great tracks...
Disadvantages: ...again and again, with merely good tracks in between

Yes, Shakira’s debut English album may be some months old now, but it is still one of the successes of the last two years, and still selling well. Proof of this is the fact that theediscerning’s copy went within hours on amazon’s marketplace. So at risk ...

theediscerning 11.10.2003 · Read full review
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Shake your hips and sing out loud

Advantages: great mixture, very varied and catchy songs
Disadvantages: some dull songs

Shakira is a young singer from South America, she has been singing since a very young age but has only started releasing singles worldwide recently, she impressed everyone with her worldwide debut 'Whenever Wherever' but it isn't a debut for her just the ...

ms19 15.04.2002 · Read full review
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Laundry Service Leaves Latin-Pop Smelling Of Roses

Advantages: See review, too many to list
Disadvantages: Aimed more at the pop market, may disappoint older fans, a few filler tracks

A friend introduced me to Shakira's music around 4 years ago after finding Latin artists such as Gloria Estefan and Elvis Crespo lurking amongst my CD collection and told me then that one day this girl would be a huge international star if she ever releas ...

wampyrii 29.07.2002 · Read full review
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