Good Girl Gone Bad

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2007
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Billboard
    60
    Focusing more on catchy hooks and Fergie-style chants than lyrics helps disguise her vocal limitations. [9 Jun 2007]
  2. Lyrics are once again an Achilles high heel for Rihanna.
  3. [She] is ill-suited to the swerve into dance-pop territory that dominates the first half.
  4. Good Girl never settles on a sound, and Rihanna vacillates between aping Gretchen Wilson, Ashanti, Gwen Stefani, and Pink. Nonetheless, she often sounds every bit like the superstar she clearly intends to be.
  5. A fairly satisfying collection of disposable pop R&B.
  6. The album often ventures into the cheesiest territories of pop music, but this is Rihanna's strongest effort to date.
  7. There are hits on Good Girl Gone Bad, big clubfisted ones, but they're wedged in with facsimiles and reductions.
  8. Truly, this is music for the ringtone generation.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 322 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 65
  2. Negative: 8 out of 65
  1. Jul 22, 2011
    10
    This album is mostly flawless from start to finish. Songs like "Question Existing", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Sell Me Candy", "Lemme Get Dat",This album is mostly flawless from start to finish. Songs like "Question Existing", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Sell Me Candy", "Lemme Get Dat", and a few others despratly need taken off this album. Highlights include "Hate Myself For Loving You", "Umbrella", "Push Up On Me", "Breakin' Dishes", "Shut Up And Drive", "Rehab", "If I Never See Your Face Again", "Disturbia", "Take A Bow"! Full Review »
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    0
    Overproduced, no relatable lyrics, poor voice... this is Rihanna's music. You won't miss much if you decide to skip this album, or herOverproduced, no relatable lyrics, poor voice... this is Rihanna's music. You won't miss much if you decide to skip this album, or her discography for that matter. Full Review »
  3. EdwardE
    Jul 14, 2007
    10
    The best R&B album of this decade. It's that good.