April 24, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Girl Like Me

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Rihanna
Producers
Def Jam

That squawky synth sample from Soft Cell’s ”Tainted Love” on sexy single ”SOS” isn’t the only thing that screams ’80s on A Girl Like Me — a sophomore disc which drops a mere eight months after the modestly successful Music of the Sun. The 18-year-old also unwisely invokes the chest-pumping days of Diane Warren-ified soap-pop balladry. And since Rihanna’s no Mariah (or Taylor Dayne, for that matter), her thin, still-maturing pipes are better suited for effortlessly cool reggae-lite confections like ”Dem Haters” and ”Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”

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