By Mikael Wood
Updated October 25, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

On last year’s zany She Wolf, Shakira made a move toward the American dance floor. This time she sticks closer to home, recruiting Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 and the Dominican rapper El Cata. Yet Sale el Sol still demonstrates Shakira’s boldly global mindset: On ”Mariposas,” she breezes through a melody Hall & Oates might admire, while ”Tu Boca” sounds like English post-punk (Nuevo Order?). Then there’s her cover of ”Islands,” by London’s ultracool the xx, on which she discovers the beating heart inside that band’s subdued electro-goth jam. A

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