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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Baltimore club rapper features guest appearances by Akon, Robyn, Tyga, and Porcelain Black.
  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Dance, Alternative Rap
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Finally we've reached a tipping point resembling the riot grrrl moment of the early '90s, one in which every feisty hip-hop soprano has a you-go-illygirl edge on her notebook-toting male competitors.
  2. May 18, 2012
    80
    It may have taken three years for Go! Pop! Bang! to see the light, but fortunately, in Rye Rye's case, she has only gotten better with age.
  3. May 18, 2012
    70
    There's [not that] much heavy lifting to do: Go! Pop! Bang! is clattery electro hop.
  4. May 18, 2012
    70
    There's a confidence about the performances on the album that make Go! Pop! Bang! a debut full of enthusiasm and promise that will hopefully ring in the beginning of a bright new talent.
  5. May 29, 2012
    70
    The Baltimore-style synthesizer jabs are less of a novelty, though they still pump up the songs.
  6. May 18, 2012
    60
    At times it feels like she's stuck in one gear, but her energy refreshingly and irresistibly recalls the un-cynical era of old-school breakbeat and hip-house.
  7. May 18, 2012
    50
    On Sunshine and a handful of others, she's M.I.A. protege in Kala mode; elsewhere, she's been "optimized" for a climate more partial to Nicki Minaj. [Jun 2012, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Jul 10, 2012
    9
    This album is very good better than I expected this is a great dance hip hop album. This album delivers what it suppose to. This type of dirty hip hop electro music is intended for club and parties. I give this album a nine because it was a very surprising album. Good producing and her lyrics is actually nice but not quite amazing . I do think she can improve on her lyrics for her next album. Overall very good album that deserve a nom for best dance album. Expand
  2. May 20, 2012
    7
    Solid debut album filled with dance tracks. It's cool and it's not as annoying as the music we can hear nowadays also thanks to good artists collaborations such as M.I.A., Robyn or Tyga Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2014
    7
    Tenho que dar os parabéns à Rye Rye por ter feito um album surpreendente. Ela é uma das cantoras que deveriam fazer mais sucesso do que outras por aí. O álbum é resumido em um rap bem dançante, e vários featurings com a M.I.A., que por sinal, são as melhores músicas. Expand
  4. May 26, 2012
    7
    As colorful and unpretentious as its cover, Go! Pop! Bang! is an album made to be danced. It's a refreshing summer record with a lot of urban influences mixed with hard basses and synthesizers. Listen to: New Thing, Shake Twist Drop, Hotter and Boom Boom. Expand