Good Girl Gone Bad

Album Review of Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna.

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Good Girl Gone Bad


Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna

Release Date: Jun 5, 2007
Record label: Def Jam
Genre(s): R&B

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Good Girl Gone Bad - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 79
Based on rating B+

Here’s a fun game: Put on Rihanna’s catchy latest single, ”Umbrella,” close your eyes, and pretend you’re listening to the dearly departed ’90s R&B girl group SWV (”Anything”). If, perchance, you have an old Pathfinder with a boomin’ system to play it on, even better. Rihanna’s tangy tremolo is unmistakably reminiscent of early hip-hop-soul divas Monica and SWV’s Coko.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

She's not yet 20, but this is Rihanna's third album in as many years. The remarkable ballad Umbrella, atop the singles chart, is evidence that her strict work ethic is paying off: over massive drums and growling bass that sounds like engines revving up, Rihanna delivers an impassioned declaration of us-against-the-world devotion. The album, however, is something of a curate's egg.

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