Following the success of Shakira's Spanish-language Fijacion Oral Vol. 1 last year, the Colombian pop-rock singer's latest English-language effort Oral Fixation Vol. 2 has hit record stores. The cover features Shakira posing as Eve in Genesis and the first single, How Do You Do, starts with a segment from the Lord's Prayer, but the track then goes on to question faith and religion. This song - together with Animal City, the most inventive and funniest song on the album, and Timor, which criticises international ignorance of genocide - is Shakira's attempt to show that she's more than just a sex symbol. She is eager to show that she has a thoughtful, reflective side, too. Don't Bother, The Day and The Time and Your Embrace are catchy tunes and they showcase Shakira's beautiful voice, but her songs would be even better if she sang more gently. The lyrics for all 11 songs on the album were written or co-written by Shakira. The Latin artist has not only mastered writing in her native Spanish, but she is also a skilled writer in English. Overall, Oral Fixation Vol. 2 will please Shakira's fans but she has a long way to go to become a superstar.