Entertainment Weekly - p.p.79
"Rihanna's tangy tremolo is unmistakably reminiscent of early hip-hop-soul divas Monica and SWV's Coko....A thrilling throwback to more than a decade ago."
Uncut - p.1104 stars out of 5
-- "[A] shiny, trans-atlantic blend of Europop vim, R&B grit and Caribbean bounce."
Vibe - p.69
"[A]n adventurous reinvention....Rihanna's strength still lies in uptempo numbers..."
Personnel: Rihanna (vocals); Bernt Rune Stray, Espen Lind (guitar); Matt White , Augie Haas, Rodrigo Gallardo, Doug Michels (trumpet); Dana Teboe, John Kricker (trombone); Dan Satterwhite (tuba); Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (keyboards, drum programming); Hannon B. Lane (keyboards); Evan Rogers, Pastor Andrew Merritt, Justin Timberlake (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Manny Marroquin; Demacio Castellon; Al Hemberger; Mark Endert ; Phil Tan.
Recording information: Battery Studios, NY; Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA; D.M.L. Recording Studios, East Orange, NJ; Espionage Studios, Oslo, Norway; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Lethal Studios, Bridgetown, Barbados; Pacifique Recoridng Studio, Hollywood, CA; Parr Street Studios, Liverpool; Phantom Studios, Westlake Village, CA; Phase One Audio Group, Toronto, Canada; Pressure Studios, Chicago, IL; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Rocky Mountain Recorders, Denver, CO; Sunwatch, St. James, Barbados; The Loft, Bronxville, NY; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Triangle Sound, Atlanta, CA; Westlake Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Roberto Deste.
Although it was released in June of 2007, Rihanna's GOOD GIRL GONE BAD refused to quit well into the summer of 2008, lingering on the Billboard charts and sending up single after single, including "Umbrella," "Shut Up and Drive," "Hate That I Love You," and "Don't Stop the Music." The RELOADED edition of the album contains three bonus tracks: Rihanna's #1 single "Take a Bow," "Disturbia," and a cover of Maroon 5's "If I Never See Your Face Again" (which she performs with Maroon 5 itself). The limited edition disc also comes with a DVD of behind-the-scenes footage.