Dare (La La La)
Label: RCA/Sony Latin Iberia
Wondering what Shakira's been up to (besides having a baby and being fabulous)? Listen in and you'll know: You can hear evidence of her stint on The Voice in her duet with Blake Shelton (the awkward but pleasant "Medicine") and her solo country dabblings (the strummy "23"). But she's also apparently been refashioning herself as a '90s alterna-girl. Check out the alt-electro of the awesomely angsty "Empire," the coffee-shop acoustics of "Broken Record" or the ska-tinged songs here. Shakira's flashing back -- and away from the slinky dance-pop of her last record.