Good Girl Gone Bad:The Remixes (Stylized as The Remixes Rihanna:Good Girl Gone Bad) is the first remix album by Rihanna.It was released on January 27,2009.It features remixes from Rihanna's third album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and its 2008 reissue,Good Girl Gone Bad:Reloaded.The songs were remixed by producers and DJs,who are: Moto Blanco, Jody den Broeder, Paul Emanuel, Seamus Haji, K-Klass, Lindbergh Palace,Tony Moran, Warren Rigg, Soul Seekerz and Wideboys.The remixes appear in the form of radio edits instead of full-length versions.
Critical reception Edit
Critical reception of Good Girl Gone Bad: The Remixes was generally mixed. Jamie Nicholes of Noize Magazine was positive and observed that "there's actually quite a bit ... to appreciate here".The writer noted that the radio edits were possibly used to "make it more digestible to the masses who don't understand full length mixes". In an editorial review for Rhapsody, Rachel Devitt briefly commented that Rihanna gets "even more mileage out of her phenomenal, hit-generating third album" with the remix compilation.Between the Lines critic Chris Azzopardi was mixed in his review, writing: "Milking her 2007 album, Good Girl Gone Bad, for the third time, the 12-track disc is (insert frown here) all radio edits." The reviewer regarded the content as "mostly tightly produced", naming the two remixes of "Umbrella" and the sped-up "Push Up on Me" as examples. AllMusic's Andy Kellman was also mixed regarding the compilation, calling it "both a cash-in and a wasted opportunity." Kellman liked that the label opted for the radio edits instead of the full-length versions, remarking: "The edits ... were possibly favored to further emphasize the disc's alternate standing to the original set ... it plays out more like a proper album than a standard, disjointed remix compilation." Kellman recommended the album for fans who had "worn out the original album", commenting that "the disc will certainly help pass the time before Rihanna's fourth album".
Track listing Edit
1.Umbrella (featuring Jay-Z) (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Remix)
2.Disturbia (Jody Den Broeder Remix)
3.Shut Up And Drive (Wideboys Mix)
4.Don't Stop The Music (Wideboys Mix)
5.Take A Bow (Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Remix)
6.Breakin' Dishes (Soul Seekerz Remix)
7.Hate That I Love You (featuring Ne-Yo) (K-Klassic Remix)
8.Question Existing (Wideboys Mix)
9.Push Up On Me (Moto Blanco Remix)
10.Good Girl Gone Bad (Soul Seekerz Remix)
11.Say It (Soul Seekerz Remix)
12.Umbrella (featuring Jay-Z) (Lindberg Palace)
Notes:Umbrella appears in the form of two remixes unlike the other songs.
Lemme Get That,Rehab and Sell Me Candy were not remixed.