Good Girl Gone Bad [Reloaded]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
When you've released a pair of albums containing a few monster singles and a considerable amount of unsteady, unassured material, why mess around the third time out? From beginning to end, Good Girl Gone Bad is as pop as pop got in 2007, each one of its 12 songs a potential hit in some territory. Unlike Music of the Sun or A Girl Like Me, neither Caribbean flavorings nor ballad ODs are part of the script, and there isn't an attempt to make something as theatrical as "Unfaithful." There is, however, another '80s hit involved: just as "SOS" appropriated Soft Cell's version of "Tainted Love," "Shut Up and Drive" turns New Order's "Blue Monday" into a sleek, forthcoming ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
When you've released a pair of albums containing a few monster singles and a considerable amount of unsteady, unassured material, why mess around the third time out? From beginning to end, Good Girl Gone Bad is as pop as pop got in 2007, each one of its 12 songs a potential hit in some territory. Unlike Music of the Sun or A Girl Like Me, neither Caribbean flavorings nor ballad ODs are part of the script, and there isn't an attempt to make something as theatrical as "Unfaithful." There is, however, another '80s hit involved: just as "SOS" appropriated Soft Cell's version of "Tainted Love," "Shut Up and Drive" turns New Order's "Blue Monday" into a sleek, forthcoming proposition, one that is as undeniable and rocking as Sugababes' 2002 U.K. smash "Freak Like Me" a cover of Adina Howard's 1995 hit that swiped from another '80s single, Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?". "Shut Up and Drive" is part of an all-upbeat opening sequence that carries through five songs. Rihanna knows exactly what she wants and is in total control at all times, even when she's throwing things and proclaiming "I'm a fight a man" amid marching percussion and synthesizers set on "scare" during "Breakin' Dishes." The album's lead song and lead single, "Umbrella," is her best to date, delivering mammoth if spacious drums, a towering backdrop during the chorus, and vocals that are somehow totally convincing without sounding all that impassioned -- an ideal spot between trying too hard and boredom, like she might've been on her 20th take, which only adds to the song's charm. The album's second half is relatively varied and a little heavier on acoustic guitar use, but it's not lacking additional standouts. Three consecutive Timbaland productions, including one suited for a black college marching band and another that effectively pulls the romantically codependent heartstrings, enhance the album rather than make it more scattered. [The "Reloaded" edition of the album adds three bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2008
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602517721425
  • Catalog Number: 001136302
  • Sales rank: 7,769

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Umbrella (4:35)
  2. 2 Push Up on Me (3:15)
  3. 3 Don't Stop the Music (4:27)
  4. 4 Breakin' Dishes (3:20)
  5. 5 Shut Up and Drive (3:33)
  6. 6 Hate That I Love You - Ne-Yo (3:38)
  7. 7 Say It (4:10)
  8. 8 Sell Me Candy (2:46)
  9. 9 Lemme Get That (3:41)
  10. 10 Rehab (4:54)
  11. 11 Question Existing (4:06)
  12. 12 Good Girl Gone Bad (3:33)
  13. 13 Disturbia (3:58)
  14. 14 Take a Bow (3:49)
  15. 15 If I Never See Your Face Again (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rihanna Primary Artist, Vocals
Evan Rogers Background Vocals
Ed Calle Conductor
Dana Teboe Trombone
John Kricker Trombone
Hannon B. Lane Keyboards
Jay-Z Guest Appearance
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Keyboards
Doug Michels Trumpet
Espen Lind Guitar
Pastor Andrew Merritt Background Vocals
Justin Timberlake Background Vocals
Maroon 5 Guest Appearance
Bernt Rune Stray Guitar
Rodrigo Gallardo Trumpet
Augie Haas Trumpet
Dan Satterwhite Tuba
Matt White Trumpet
Technical Credits
Michael Jackson Composer
Marc Jordan Management
Lionel Richie Composer
Evan Rogers Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Angela Allen Marketing Coordinator
Ed Calle Orchestration, Horn Conductor
Danny D Management
Sly Dunbar Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Thaddis Kuk Harrell Composer
Peter Hook Composer
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
Chris Steinmetz Engineer
Mark "Spike" Stent Producer, Engineer
Carl Sturken Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
Cynthia Weil Composer
Clifton Dillon Composer
Mark Endert Producer, Audio Production
Adam Levine Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Hannon B. Lane Producer
Timbaland Producer, Audio Production
Kuk Harrell Engineer, Vocal Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer, Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Mike Elizondo Producer, Audio Production
Doug Joswick Package Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Caron Veazey Marketing
Stargate Audio Production
Ewart Brown Composer
Shawn Carter Composer
Al Hemberger Engineer
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
Justin Timberlake Composer, Vocal Producer
Jon Marius Aareskjold Engineer
Maroon 5 Producer
James Valentine Composer
Demacio Castellon Engineer
Makeba Riddick Composer, Vocal Producer
Christa Shaub Management
J.R. Rotem Composer, Audio Production
Chris Brown Composer
Carter Administration Executive Producer, Audio Production
The-Dream Composer
Ne-Yo Producer, Vocal Producer
Greg Ogan Engineer
William Durst Engineer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Daniel Laporte Engineer
Frankie Storm Composer
Andrew James Vastola Engineer
Tim Blacksmith Management
Richard "Rico" Gonzales Engineer
Mat LeJeuneat Engineer
Adam Lowenberg Mastering
Ciarra Pardo Art Direction
Brian Seals Composer
Robert Allen Composer
Tor Erik Hermansen Composer
M. Riddick Composer
Andre Merritt Composer
Q. Atkinson Composer
T.E. Hermansen Composer
S. Smith Composer
Brian Thompson Composer
S. Taylor Composer
L. Martin Composer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Composer
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 12, 2012

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    one of my other favorite albums from rihanna!! she's awesome!!

    one of my other favorite albums from rihanna!! she's awesome!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Rhianna- good girl gone bad

    this cd is a great mix of songs for people who want a fun, danceable time. some of the tracks are old, but they complete the cd.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I Love Rihanna

    I haven't yet bought this album, but I love listening to Rihanna's songs on Kiss 108. Rihanna's genere of music is my fav Pop. Her songs just make you want to get up and dance and listen to them over and over again. Rihanna's new album is no ''Disturba'' and really makes you not want to ''Stop The Music''. Rihanna deserves Grammys for this. Five Stars!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good Songs But...

    I love all these songs but i dont get what the point of a "reload" album was that is exactly the same exept for maybe a new songs. if rihanna wanted more songs than she already had on her album than why didnt she just plan things out and wait until she had them all she wanted! although i would just create singles and build up a whole new album. that doesnt really matter, but im just saying my opinion... u might not agree but thats ok.<BR/>LOVE rihanna though!!!

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