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Music of the Sun

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Download links and information about Music of the Sun by Rihanna. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul, Rock, Dancefloor, Reggae, Pop, Dance Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 52:16 minutes.

Artist: Rihanna
Release date: 2005
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul, Rock, Dancefloor, Reggae, Pop, Dance Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 52:16
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Pon de Replay 4:06
2. Here I Go Again 4:11
3. If It's Lovin' That You Want 3:28
4. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) 4:20
5. That La, La, La 3:45
6. The Last Time 4:53
7. Willing to Wait 4:37
8. Music of the Sun 3:56
9. Let Me 3:56
10. Rush 3:09
11. There's a Thug In My Life 3:18
12. Now I Know 5:00
13. Pon de Replay 3:37

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Given the proliferation of young and beautiful urban dance-pop divas dominating the radio and music video airwaves in 2005, it initially was tempting to discount Rihanna as yet another Beyoncé-Ciara-Ashanti cash-in. But like her Def Jam labelmate Teairra Mari — another young and beautiful urban dance-pop diva who emerged out of nowhere in 2005 — Rihanna is winsome rather than wannabe, thanks in no small part to her producers. Just as Teairra Mari benefited greatly from irresistibly shrewd beat-making on her debut album, Rihanna benefits from the knowing production work of Syndicated Rhythm Productions, aka Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, who together produced a laundry list of contemporary teen pop sensations during the prior decade. What these guys do that's so irresistibly shrewd is synthesize Caribbean rhythms and beats with standard-issue urban dance-pop: Caribbean-inflected urban, if you will. So while a song like "Pon de Replay" — to pick the most obvious exhibit — is driven by booming dancehall-lite beats and a reggae vocal cadence (and title spelling), it's a simple dance-pop song at its core, with standard English-language singing as well as a can't-miss singalong hook (and a glitzy, urban-style MTV video to boot). The best songs on Music of the Sun follow this appealing template, including the similarly catchy few songs that follow the aforementioned album-opening smash hit: "Here I Go Again," "If It's Lovin' That You Want," and "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)." As with most albums of this ilk, Music of the Sun descends into faceless slow jams after a while, overall consistency not being among its attributes, but thankfully it picks up the pace toward the end of its 13-song run and concludes on a fun note, with a remix of "Pon de Replay" featuring Elephant Man. The result is one of the more engaging urban dance-pop albums of the year (and one of the most infectious summer jams, for sure), as well as a nice Caribbean primer for those not ready or willing to jump on the increasingly trendy dancehall and reggaeton bandwagons concurrently sweeping through America's more fashionable cities.