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      15.10.2014 06:19
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      To Each their Own

      As a music artist myself and a very educated woman to what goes on in the real world, I will make my Comments known. Rhianna started out fairly innocent in the music industry and then after years had passed, the innapropriate dress comes to the surface, as does the sexual innuendos. Now, none of that is any of my business, except that I am a Christian and I take my Faith very seriously. Some of the things that she is promoting offends me and my faith. Now, I am not saying that she is a bad person. She is a bright and beautiful young woman. She has a very distinct and interesting voice. She sings about some things that are very emotional to her, which can be a good thing to those of us that are going through a similar problem. Her beats and lyrics are very catchy, and if you listen to these songs enough, you will be humming them in your sleep. I would recommend listening to these songs with an open mind and stay away from any subliminal messages that may or may not come through your speakers.

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      18.01.2014 11:29

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      An excellent CD

      The mix of music on the CD is great for Rihanna fans. Unlike her previous albums such s Music in the Sun and Girl like Me and A Girl Like Me, that were mainly in a pop style, with a lovely distinct Caribbean beat (in some cases) , this album shows an element of maturity. The diversity of the music is great. Don't stop the music has a pop or funk style, Umbrella a solid catchy rap beat, If I Never See Your Face Again has a groovy rock tune and Take a Bow is well constructed classical piece. Rihanna's musical mastery is also demonstrated in her collaborations with Neo, Maroon 5 and Jay Z. Her voice complements the sweet light sounds from Neo, the deep steady voice of JayZ and the groovy style of Marroon. My only regret is that more excellent tracks could not fit on this lovely CD. Her unique Barbadian voice and the meaningful lyrics of the songs are the binding factors of the CD. It also sets a great foundation for her more recent CDs such as Loud and Unapologetic.

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      16.05.2013 23:57
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      I like this album very much and listen to it a lot

      GOOD GIRL GONE BAD BY RIHANNA

      Good Girl Gone Bad is my favourite Rihanna album and I think the one that best shows her talent as an artist because there are a lot of different styles of song on the album and you can hear that her voice is powerful and can cope with all different tempos and styles.

      There are 2 songs only that I do not like very much and I think that is good for a whole album that has got 13 songs on it, even the ones I do not like are still good songs but it is where Rihanna has moved from dance and R&B to try singing songs that are more rock.  

      The album lasts for about an hour and all through the songs have got a good dance beat, I like this album when I am driving because it makes my journey go quicker when I have got something loud and happy to listen to.  I like some of the tracks on my iPod also for when I am exercising.  

      Some of the songs have been hits for Rihanna like Umbrella that was number 1 in the UK for many weeks when you had all those summer floods in 2007, my sister lived here then and said it was because of all the rain that this song was so successful.  Disturbia was a hit also but I do not think this is a strong song and I would not have bought the album for it.  The title track is very good but I think it has got confused because it does not sound like a song that is suited to her voice.

      There is a bonus DVD but I have only watched it once because it is concert footage and I want to hear the music not watch Rihanna on stage.   It would be something a fan would want to watch I think but I am more happy with the music CD.

      1. Umbrella - with Jay-Z
      2. Push Up On Me
      3. Don't Stop The Music
      4. Breakin' Dishes
      5. Shut Up and Drive
      6. Hate That I Love You - with Ne-Yo
      7. Say It
      8. Sell Me Candy
      9. Lemme Get That
      10. Rehab
      11. Question Existing
      12. Good Girl Gone Bad
      13. Cry

      4 dooyoo Stars.

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      18.06.2012 08:13
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      Rihanna's catchy and successful album

      Rihanna's third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2008 and was her most successful up until that point. I didn't own any of her previous releases, but after the success of her single Umbrella and the other songs from the album I decided to buy it. It's a comprehensive album of 16 songs so I figured there would be something I liked!

      Lead single Umbrella is the most famous song from the album and was massively popular throughout 2007 - perhaps because of the somewhat unpredictable British weather! Despite being massively overplayed, I didn't find this song particularly annoying - it's not a screechy pop song, it's quite a sweet song about friendship, a relaxed effort with a strong beat and the memorable refrain of "Umbrella-ella-ella".

      The album also features some other strong singles. Disturbia is a strong dance song that looks forward to Rihanna's later material. Shut Up and Drive is another catchy effort which is a bit naughty. Hate That I Love You is a sweet and simple duet with Neyo, while Take A Bow is a feisty effort with harsh but funny lyrics: "Grab your coat and get gone/before the sprinklers come on".

      There is lots of variety on this album. Don't Stop The Music is a club classic (and used to be played constantly in my gym), and Lemme Get That featuring legendary producer Timbaland is a distinctive and catchy song. Title track Good Girl Gone Bad is a thoughtful midtempo effort while Question Existing is a thoughtful, reflective track and Rehab has a touch of melancholy.

      Track Listing
      1. Umbrella
      2. Push Up On Me
      3. Don't Stop the Music
      4. Breakin' Dishes
      5. Shut Up and Drive
      6. Hate That I Love You
      7. Say It
      8. Sell Me Candy
      9. Lemme Get That
      10. Rehab
      11. Question Existing
      12. Good Girl Gone Bad
      13. Cry
      14. Disturbia
      15. Take a Bow
      16. If I Never See Your Face Again

      Overall this is a great album and most of the tracks are memorable and catchy. Rihanna is popular with teenagers and young girls but the music on here is grown up enough to appeal to adults. Five stars for a highly recommended album.

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      26.04.2012 19:08
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      Rihanna is now considered one of the world's most appealing superstar, and you can almost be certain that any material she produces, will be extremely successful. This album, Good Girl Gone Bad is great. I believe that the main reason why this album was so successful, was because it featured her most successful single, Umbrella, a track which is famous around the world, and especially in this country as it spent months at the top of the charts all the while the country suffered extreme rain. Along the song can be annoying, it is addictive, and once listened to once, you will find yourself humming away to the catchy chorus all day.

      Being listed as number one on the album, it is a clear statement as to how great the album as a whole is going to be. As with any album, and unless you are a die hard fan, there are really only a handful of tracks that you would recognise and apart from Umbrella, I would say that other two main tracks would have to be Up And Drive and Rehab. Although no where near as successful, as with good reason, as Umbrella, they are brilliant addition to Good Girl Gone Bad. In my opinion, I find that with this album, Rihanna firmly made her mark of the world of music, in terms of how the album is produced, lyrically, and her overall persona.

      Considering how successful she has become, and the release of other albums, I fear that Good Girl Gone Bad will be forgotten, which it definitely shouldn't be. It's a great album from an amazing singer, and it really set the benchmark for her more recent material. I love of this album contains a combination of tracks, from upbeat songs that will fill the dance floor, to more sombre slow songs. There is no doubt in my mind that the album should receive a definite 5 out of 5 star ratings, truly amazing.
      Outlined below is a track list of the album:

      1. Umbrella - Rihanna, Jay-Z
      2. Push Up On Me
      3. Don't Stop The Music
      4. Breakin' Dishes
      5. Shut Up and Drive
      6. Hate That I Love You - Rihanna, Ne-Yo
      7. Say It
      8. Sell Me Candy
      9. Lemme Get That
      10. Rehab
      11. Question Existing
      12. Good Girl Gone Bad
      13. Cry.

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      05.02.2012 16:28

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      Rihanna is a great artist and has a lot of potential. Her music on this CD is good but it is lacking something special and all the songs are a bit samey. None the less i still would encourage people to give the album a listen and support this artist.

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      18.01.2012 17:54

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      I think there's been around a million different versions of this album, literally.

      Anyway...

      This album features the number one single "Umbrella" which is a catchy slice of pop/ RnB. It has an addictive beat and you can't help but singalong to the chorus. This song is a great way to start off the album. It sticks in your mind and the album is worth buying for this song alone. It's fantastic! Apart from "Umbrella" the album features the singles "Shut Up And Drive" and "Rehab". These are another two fantastic songs by Ri-Ri but they're nowhere near as catchy and addictive as "Umbrella". However, the singles aren't the only good points about the album. The album overall is very well produced. The lyrics are feisty yet feminine and Rihanna puts her own stamp onto RnB music. This album shows that Rihanna is a very talented artist and that her work shouldn't be ignored.

      I always enjoy listening to this album. It has slow songs, upbeat songs, pop songs and RnB songs. It has the whole package! It's great for listening to anywhere and anytime but I enjoy listening to it in the car as it's a great driving album!

      I will award this album with five stars as it's all killer no filler. It's worth a listen before you buy it as it may be "too RnB" for some. I love it though and i'm more of a pop fan myself!

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      17.01.2012 14:39

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      The mix between songs are great in this album, great price for them.

      Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album that Rihanna has made and in 2007. This is one of Rihanna's well known and successful albums due to the high amount of chart topping hits, that include Umbrella and Shut Up and Drive. She continues to excel herself as a singer, by creating different styles of songs, that people of all musical tastes can enjoy, most of them being ballad based or fast paced dance songs.

      It debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard Charts and sold more than 162,000 copies, and it's really clear why it did. Rihanna really deserves the multi platinum award for this album, as she has really made a great album. She manages to combine different music tastes to make for an overall album which will stick in your mind for a long time, however the chart hits are the part that makes the album stand out for me.

      Umbrella ft Jay Z
      This is by far the most famous of Rihannas songs as it was on the charts for such a long time and played on the radio, it's probably the first song people think of when they think of Rihanna. Although this song was definitely overplayed, I would say for the first couple of listenings of it, I did enjoy it. It's catchy enough to make it memorable, and it's clear to see why it's the opening track of the album.

      Push Up On Me
      No one really notices this song on the album, and it's clear to see why. I didn't really enjoy this song, as I found it to be a bit boring and dull, the others included are definitely more catchy and stay in your mind.

      Don't Stop The Music
      This is one of my favourite Rihanna songs, after hearing it on the radio, I can definitely see why it became such a hit. It reminds me of a club song as it has a really nice beat which stays throughout the song. The song has some clapping parts throughout it, which definitely is great when your in the mood for one of those songs!

      Breakin' Dishes
      I really don't enjoy this song and I haven't listened to it more than the first time that I put on the album. It is a really annoying song that has a really bad beat, and it's just a song that doesn't really keep your interest enough to keep listening to it.

      Shut Up And Drive
      This is another of the songs that was a chart success, probably due to its catchy beat and the fact it is really easy to sing along to. I'm not really sure what you'd describe this song as, but it seems to have more of a rockier edge to it than her other upbeat poppy songs. I prefer this to as it keeps the pace throughout the song.

      Hate That I Love You ft Ne-Yo
      This is one of Rihanna's ballads throughout the album, and is much slower than all the other songs. With a combo of her and Ne-Yo I'd say it makes for a great song with a slower and gentler tune than the others on the album. I heard it first on the radio, but I don't think it was played as much as the others.

      Say It
      I really did not enjoy this song, as it seemed very autotuned and the sounds got a bit annoying in the end as it was really repetitve. It's slower than the other songs, yet still has that same beat that goes throughout most of the songs, so people would probably be able to enjoy it as backing music.

      Sell Me Candy
      This song was okay despite being a bit repetitive in the backing track, and had more of a girly feel than the other songs. It's good for a song in the background, but I think if you were listening to it straight out then you'd find yourself getting annoyed and bored of it.

      Lemme Get That
      I quite like this song as it reminds me of a Nelly Furtardo vibe and has a strong beat throughout it. Some of my friends hate this song, but I don't see whats wrong with it as it is actually quite a good song that is great to walk along to.

      Rehab
      This is a pretty normal song and it fades into the background if your doing something else, although the beat remains pretty clear above the singing and lyrics.

      Question Existing
      Question Existing is one of the slower songs on the album, with a tempo similar to Hate That I Love You, and although it has the same tempo, I dont think it fits into the album as much as the other song did. It feels a bit weridly produced and doesn't flow as nicely as some of the other songs.

      Good Girl Gone Bad
      I never heard this song on the radio which is quite odd considering it is one of the best songs in the album. It is not too slow and not too fast and keeps a steady beat throughout all of it. This is one of my favourite songs on the album, and it must be one of Rihannas to seeing as she picked it for an album title!

      She has strayed away from her previous musical style, but even as she has done this, she has managed to keep her fans loyal. My friends who liked her previously, still enjoyed this album, as he said she manages to stick to the poppish style of music she previously became famous for.

      I would reccomend this album to anyone who likes catchy songs which stray away from the norm of typical pop music. If you like variety in your songs, then Rihannas album is sure not to dissapoint. It's one of her albums with more chart hits, and they'll have you singing along in the car or at home with their catchy beats.

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      06.10.2011 13:41
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      Not worth buying

      I am usually a rock and metal fan, but occasionally I do like the odd pop artist, and Rihanna is one that I listen to, but not all of her stuff appeals to me, and personally I do not find her as talented as some seem to reckon she is. All in all though, I do like some of her music, and this review is for her old album, Good Girl Gone Bad.

      This album was released in 2008, and has 16 tracks on it. You can currently buy this album from Amazon for the small price of £3.99 but this does get lower sometimes, so it is best to keep an eye on it, and that way you can grab yourself a real bargain.

      The first track on this album is one of her most known (and some what irritating) tracks, Umbrella. This song spent a long time at number 1 when it was released and it actually rained for quite some time around this time period too.
      The track is a catchy one, with a good tune and some interesting lyrics, but the chorus is very repeatitive and this song does become annoying after hearing it too many times. It can be a good track if you have not heard it for a while, and it is a good summer tune in the pub garden.

      The second track is Push Up On Me. This is one of her lesser known tracks, and probably for a good reason. It is not a great song, with a bit of a boring vibe to it and the lyrics do not seem to have had much thought put into them what so ever. This is probably one that is worth skipping past, and it is no wonder not many people know of this one.

      Thirdly we have the track entitled Don't Stop The Music. This is another of Rihannas catchy summer songs, and it was quite a hit when it released. It is a good song to dance in a club too, and it has some nice beats to it. The lyrics are not much, but this is not something I have come to expect much of from Rihanna, it is like she is not expected to produce great lyrics, just a tune to dance to. An alright song, but nothing special.

      The fourth track is called Breaking Dishes. Along with the second track on this album, this song really is not much at all, with bad lyrics, an annoying beat and just no logical sense in it. I honestly am not sure why this song was ever released, and it is one I skip past every time it comes on. One to avoid!

      The fifth track is Shut Up and Drive. This is was another hit when it was released, but personally I do not like this song at all. I find it to be very repeatitive and boring, with not much going for it. I know other people who love this song, but I just can not find anything to like about it. Seems like all her hits are summer tunes, as this one tends to be a blare out of the car in the sunshine track too.

      Sixth, we have a track called Hate That I Love You, and this song is a duet with a singer called Ne-Yo. It is basically a song to describe the fact that both people involved love each other, but hate that they do so. It is a nice song, with a gentle tune, although it can be a bit monotonus, and I can't help feeling that they could have done much better with it, had they just tried a little harder. It is a nice song to listen to on a cold day, when you are all wrapped up warm indoors.

      The seventh track is Say It. I had never heard of this track until I heard this album, so I am assuming this one was never released as a single. It is an ok track, with a good beat behind it, but there isn't really much else to say about it. It is nothing bad, but nothing good either. Maybe best suited to background music.

      The eighth track is called Sell Me Candy. This is a very girly track, especially compared to many of her other song releases. It is yet again an ok track, but I really think she could have done much better with this one. The song left me feeling kind of flat after listening to it, and I try to skip past this one every time I listen to the album.

      The ninth track is called Lemme Get That, which I think personally, was a waste of a song. It is just awful in every sense and how it managed to work its way onto the album, I will never know. I can see why this was never released as a single, as I am pretty sure it would have just bombed off of the face of the planet. Truly an avoidable song!

      Tenth we have the track entitled Rehab. This is quite a basic, generic song and whilst it is ok, it is just that. I have had this on as background music before, as the base beats are quite melodic, but the rest of it, not really worth listening too.

      The eleventh track is Question Exisiting. It is a slow paced track with some odd chords and notes, and I do not enjoy this one at all. I find this one to be painfully boring, and it does not fit in with the style of the rest of her album, or anything else she has ever released to be honest. It seems she was trying to experiment with something new, which it seems, failed.

      The twelfth track is called Good Girl Gone Bad, which is the title track of the album. This is a song about treating your girl right, or she turns bad and you lost her forever. It is a pretty good track, which was a semi-hit for her when she released it. It is a smooth, soft track, with some decent beats, which was a good thing to hear as I had pretty much lost all hope with the album by this point. I think the vocals could have been stronger, but only if sung by someone else.

      The thirteenth track is cry. I can only assume this is an attempt at a grown up, mature, melodic song about a broken heart, but sadly it failed to live up to this assumption. While it does have a generally nice tune, it is nothing good and it could just be another love song played in the elevator once in a while.

      Fourteenth is Disturbia. This is another well known hit of hers that was quite popular, and it has a nice catchy tune for most of the song. Occasional parts of the song annoy me, more so because I thought they could have been done in a better way. A good song to dance too, and one of those good in the summer tunes.

      Fifteenth (nearly there!!) is a song called Take A Bow. This song was released mysteriously around the same time as Leona Lewis's track of the same name, although personally I prefer the Leona Lewis one. The Rihanna track is about the ending of a bad relationship, but I think the song lacks the emotion needed to really bring it to life. Add this to the weak vocal range, and this song is not as great as it could have been, given half a chance. It has a nice catchy backing track, and the words are clear and easy to follow, just not sung strongly enough.

      The final (thankfully) track on this album is called If I Never See Your Face Again and is a collaboration with Maroon 5. A painful ending to an almost terrible album. I think this song is very high pitched, squeaky and unnecessary! Not one I like to listen to and it just topped off the album for me, in a bad way.


      Personally, I think this album is a bit of a washout and it could have been so much better if there was some stronger vocal talent, a few better song choices and maybe some more concentration on song lyrics, as some of them make no sense, and some are just so childish I thought I may have been listening to a Disney CD.

      If you are a big fan of Rihanna, you may like this album, but then it may also put you off of her, so I do not think it would be a good idea for anyone to buy this album. Rihanna may as well rename it some good, mostly bad!

      I give this album a 2 out of 5 stars for the very few good songs on here, but the rest is a total let down. Not recommended.

      *This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*

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        06.03.2010 23:48
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        great album

        This album rihanna is a very good album it has such hits as umbrella, shut up and drive and don't stop the music. Her album went platinum and she had great success with umbrella I really like all the songs on this album she made such a transition from a good girl to bad girl therefore this album made that statement. Her sound of music is very pop/ rnb and her voice is very unique. This album has a few songs that are slow such as cry and rehab. Its also has collaboration with neyo and Justin Timberlake. One of my favourite songs on the album is good girl gone bad it has a great acoustic guitar in the background with an rnb beat over that really great album everyone can enjoy and some great songs to listen to if your angry such as breakin dishes and rehab! Brilliant artist!
        Song List and reviews:

        1.Umbrella:
        This is an amazing pop song gave Rihanna a number one in the U.S.
        This song is and up beat song repetitive on the chorus but also very catchy and I have listened to it now so many times! It has guest rapper Jay-z and produced by Tricky, who have produced songs for artists such as: Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mýa, Mary J. Blidge and Mariah Carey and the most recent famous hit "Single Ladies" by Beyonce.

        2. Push Up On Me:
        This song is my least favourite and is too pop the lyrics are slightly raunchy but the sound is not as r and b as the rest of the album.


        3. Don't Stop The Music:
        Very catchy track with a sample of an old Michael Jackson song called (Wanna Be Startin' Somethin).
        And giving Rihanna number one in eleven countries.

        4. Breakin' Dishes:
        Rihanna's angry track I would call this. It has a fast tempo and lyrics such as: I'm breakin dishes up in here all night. I ain't gon stop until I see police lights I'ma fight a man tonight.
        About a girl is angry with her boyfriend for staying out to late.

        5. Shut Up And Drive:
        A fast song with samples of noisy car engines in the background and which Rihanna released both in the U.K and U.S.

        6. Hate That I Love You:
        Collaboration with the artist neyo and a classic love song with a good beat.

        7. Say It:
        A slower song and and Rihanna showing a softer sound to her voice.

        8. Sell Me Candy:
        Produced by timberland and a reggae sounding song topped with rihanna's unique reggae style voice the song fits her perfect!

        9. Lemme Get That.
        Again produced by timberland and written by him this song is faster and similar to the previous. Not one of her best tracks.

        10. Rehab:
        Written by Timberland and Justin Timberlake perfect duos of writers have come up with a great sounding song slow but very r and b for Rihanna. Another that was released from this album.

        11. Question Existing:
        A deep, slow sounding song where Rihanna's voice is sad and
        Soft. Written by (S.Carter).


        12. Good Girl Gone Bad:
        This track has a great guitar sound over a slow beat and one of Rihanna's best songs on the album.


        13. Cry
        Slow and sad love song that Rihanna sings beautifully and a slow beat over a piano sound.

        There you go Rihanna's album Good Girl Gone Bad great album and will be remembered as her best so far.

        10 out of 10.

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          07.10.2009 08:56
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          You can't help but love it

          Good Girl Gone Bad is Rihanna's third studio album released in 2007 & the one that has made her into a global superstar so what is so good about this effort?

          Well it's jam packed full of some great tunes where nearly every song could be released as a single & would be a big hit. It features the massive hit "Umbrella" which I've got to say is one of my favourite records of all time & always gets everyone onto the dancefloor. Also featured are the hits "Don't Stop The Music", "Shut Up & Drive", "Disturbia", "Take A Bow" & "Hate That I Love You". Normally it would be criminal to release so many singles from one album, but this time around it is completly necessary with the amount of goodness on offer.

          It offers great value with 16 tracks on the CD with absolutely no fillers. There is also a special edition available with an additional CD featuring remixes of some of the tracks featured.

          She's got a great voice and you can notice the passion in her voice. It's obvious she enjoys singing and this effort proves that Rihanna is someone who'll be releasing records for many years to come.

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          02.09.2009 16:25

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          Good girl gone (good) with this nice catchy album

          I purchased this album about a month ago and having been a big fan of Rhianna's music since her first single ponde-replay I was very excited to listen to her long awaited album.

          Rihanna's multi-platinum selling third album 'Good Girl Gone Bad' is re-released with a host of additional content for fans to enjoy. 'Umbrella', one of the biggest hits of 2007, sent Rihanna into the hearts of R&B fans across the globe, while her album proved she was no 'one hit wonder'. Her soulful and upbeat lyrics are complimented well here by appearances from the likes of Jay-Z and Justin
          Timberlake.

          The album is well put together and I enjoyed almost all of the songs on this nice album with one of my favourites being the ever so popular umbrella track which always get me up and dancing. I also really enjoy listening to Rehab and Disturbia as its has some good beats to it and sounds very up-beat and the vocals sound pretty amazing.

          The album has a mixture of different classics, mixing R'n'B, soul, dance and pop, from a great artist. This album is one of my best music buys to date with some pretty catchy tunes to sure to get you singing along and up on your feet. I would highly recommend this album.

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          If you are not sure of Rihanna's talents this album will win you over.

          Prior to the release of "Good Girl Gone Bad" I was unsure of the talents of Rihanna. Whilst being a big fan of the earlier jaunty UK number 2 hit single "SOS",I found the her first hit "Pon De Replay" somewhat irritating.

          Having purchased the Reloaded version of her third album I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of quality music contained within and have been won over by her talents. The collaborations with Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Maroon 5 all work very well. Most of the tracks are uptempo but there are two or three slower tracks including the delightful "Take A Bow". My view is that "Say It" is the weakest track on the album but it is by no means a poor song.

          If you are not a fan of sampling it may take a little of the shine away from the end product, in particular I refer to the sample from Lionel Richie's "Running With The Night" which seems to be in the background throughout the whole of "Push Up On Me".

          Whilst for many the anthemic "Umbrella" would be an automatic reason to buy this album, I would suggest that "Don't Stop The Music" and "Disturbia" are just as good a reason for making a purchase along with the aforementioned "Take A Bow". Being a fan of Maroon 5 also means that "If I Never See Your Face Again" is a personal favourite track.

          Strong throughout, I think Rihanna may struggle to emulate what she has acheived with this album when it comes time to release album number 4.

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          17.08.2009 04:41
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          Finally Rihanna's label gets her good material and it pays off.

          Third time lucky? Luckily for Rihanna, yes it was.

          After the luke-warm reception to Rihanna's first album Music of the Sun, followed by the better received A Girl Like Me, Rihanna and her Def Jam record label finally got it right. Good Girl Gone Bad was born, and its numerous singles took the world by storm.

          Of course great singles are no guarantee that you'll be buying a great album, so how does the entire album stack up?

          Vocals: Some say her 'unique' voice is down to her Bajan accent while others like myself feel the woman's voice is simply average. Her voice is like Marmite- you either love it or hate it. Her vocals sound worse on uptempo tracks because she is not pushing her singing abilities beyond where she's capable of going, but slower tracks do not suit her at all.

          Lyrics: Most of the album's lyrics will not resonate with you, but most of today's music does the same. Do not expect thought provoking and spiritually moving words because many of the songs feature 'catchy' phrases that stick in the listener's head on their first listen. The deepest songs on the album are Hate That I Love You, Good Girl Gone Bad and Rehab. HTLY is a duet featuring the talented r'n'b singer Ne-yo, who has written popular songs such as So Sick and Irreplaceable. The song is about a couple who want to stop loving each other but can't. GGGB is about a woman who was mistreated by her lover, and now her pain has transformed her into a different, stronger person. Rehab is another song about a woman who is being mistreated by her lover, so now she needs rehab because he is like a 'disease', a dangerous condition she needs to be cured of.

          Music: The best part of this album is the variety of music. If you want fast songs you have tracks like Don't Stop the Music, or go with a slower vibe like Say It. If you prefer r'n'b you have Umbrella while pop lovers have Push Up On Me. Just ended a relationship? Try Breakin' Dishes. Jus started a relationship? Try Sell Me Candy. At least one song is sure to draw you in and cater to your needs.

          Stand out tracks: Umbrella, Sell Me Candy and Don't Stop the Music

          Overall, the album is very good and now one of my favourites. I am not a Rihanna fan at all, but was shocked to discover the quality of this record. Her loyal fans would beg to differ, but her vocals have not improved since she first arrived on the scene. The main difference is that now the music takes centre stage, which stops her singing abilities from putting off as many people.

          If you want an album that has songs for every occasion, features music from almost every genre, and blends deep and shallow, catchy lyrics together then this record is for you. If you are looking for a singer whose voice blows you away as she delivers deeply moving lyrics then you need to look elsewhere.

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          Varied classics, mixing R'n'B, soul, dance and pop, from a great artist

          "Good Girl Gone Bad" is the third studio album from R'n'B Barbadian babe, Rihanna, released with in 2007 and later as a deluxe edition, including various hits, artists and number ones such as the famous "Umbrella", "Disturbia" and "Please Don't Stop The Music". The album has hit number one in many destinations and impressed many with its varied and already well-established numbers.

          The 13 song CD also encorporates the most recent and talented friends of 22 year old Rihanna, such as Beyonce's husband Jay-Z, soul artist Ne-yo and the legendary Justin Timberlake. In this album, it is truly evident how much Rihanna has grown from her previous two albums like "Music of the Sun", through her varied and heartfelt lyrics. It is catchy, modern and truly reflects her roots, her passion of music and her amazing vocal ability- (I love "Rehab" and "Hate That I Love You".

          From as cheap as £4.98, it is avalible from all music stores/websites and essential for all Rihanna, R'n'B, rap, dance, pop and soul fans.

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        Disc #1 Tracklisting
        1 Umbrella - Rihanna, Jay-Z
        2 Push Up On Me
        3 Don't Stop The Music
        4 Breakin' Dishes
        5 Shut Up and Drive
        6 Hate That I Love You - Rihanna, Ne-Yo
        7 Say It
        8 Sell Me Candy
        9 Lemme Get That
        10 Rehab
        11 Question Existing
        12 Good Girl Gone Bad
        13 Cry
        14 Disturbia
        15 Take A Bow
        16 If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon 5, Rihanna