New Music: Rita Ora – ‘ORA’ [Album Snippets]

ORA

With three weeks to go until her debut album ORA drops in the U.K., Rita Ora whets appetites with 90-second snippets via iTunes. The 11 streamable tracks include “Love & War” with J. Cole, the will.i.am-assisted “Fall in Love,” and her No. 1 hit “R.I.P.” featuring Tinie Tempah, with production from The-Dream, Stargate, and The Runners. Sample what the Roc is cooking up ahead of the album’s August 27 international release.

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99 Comments

  1. faqit

    teenage music.

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @faqit, YOUR NAME THOUGH.LOL..anyway..so face melt is ok..like i give it a 7..ROC the life is my shit..how we do is nice too…Love and war is underwelming..it gets a 7 from me…Been lying is a potential chart performer.. and hello,hi,Good bye is cool too.. and i feel like im being pretty generous..her voice is everything..this does not show case her pipes at all!maybe next album..i wanna see her win,i wont rule her out yet.im NO hater..*waits for minajrules2012 to come with his /her crazy ass.lol*

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    Christion Reply:

    @faqit, its not for old farts like you. I would say young people music. Radioactive, love and war, how we do, roc the life; gonna buy asap

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    faqit Reply:

    @Christion, ladies and gents welcome to the place where everyone can express himself! shame on you.

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    Christion Reply:

    @faqit, I’m sorry, did I not just express myself? Oh okay.

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    gfahoo Reply:

    @Christion, douche bag

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  2. hmm...

    I wish her luck with this album, its just a bit of a hot mess.

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  3. WonderLand19

    Hmmmmmm…doesn’t look like i will buy this. :( Shame, cause i actually like her.She is really good live. I’ll go to your gig Rita instead, sorry.

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  4. ed

    sucks.

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    Shots fired Reply:

    @ed, amazing.

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  5. Cranberry

    Mess.

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  6. poe

    ummmm

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  7. mnm

    yawn…

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  8. boom boom

    and she’s supposed to be the new Rihanna?

    Ok

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    Melanie Reply:

    @boom boom, ever heard of music of the sun and a girl like me?? Both were flop albums, and Rita’s is more successful already. Smh rihanna navy always acts like good girl gone bad was her first album.

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    Brianna Reply:

    @boom boom,mediatakeout lies, dont believe that garbage.

    Another rihanna fan @pam and gina get my point now? :-D

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  9. hh

    the only song i like on this is FACEMELT .. and thats only the production. She really cant sing.

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    :) Reply:

    @hh, She has a really good voice, check out her acoustic sets. But I have to agree that this sucks.. I expected way more from her.

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @hh, and even then, the live version sounded much more promising.

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    Brianna Reply:

    @Cranberry, excuse me, didnt you just hate on this album on another site? Lol funny how you’re roaming all the sites get a life.

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @Brianna, I can’t like ONE SONG on an other wise shitty album? Girl, bye! Thanks for stalking though. xox ;)

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  10. Natalie

    Don’t even like the J. Cole track!

    flop

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    Ressa Reply:

    @Natalie, j cole didnt even rap on the track dummy, or did you hate without listening

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  11. rebelnae

    I really want to like her but they put her in the wack ass pop lane.-_-

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  12. Miriam

    WTF just nine songs??? I remember on a time when albums had 18 songs. But the sings on her album are good

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    Miriam Reply:

    @Miriam, I correct 11 songs, but still not enough songs

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    Luke Reply:

    @Miriam, 12 songs on the standard version, 15 on the deluxe

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  13. deelee

    i wanted to like her and the album so bad….. this is simply not good. at all.

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    rebelnae Reply:

    @deelee, I feel the same

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  14. Kahari

    I was rooting for you Rita! But, this album is weak! Pure pop trash.

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  15. gfahoo

    first comment was spot on based on the snippets.

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  16. Brianna

    Lol rihanna navy hating as usual. Album is hot.

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    Pam and Gina Reply:

    @Brianna, Rihanna navy? No… Ppl who think this albUm is just weak?…yes

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  17. Ira

    Generally, this album sucks. there a couple of songs that are amazing in my mind… “How We Do”, “Love and War” and “Roc the Life” that is about it. Everything else is just to poppy. I like her as a person though. but this album just has to go or be pushed back until they get it completely right!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Ira, well they obviously felt it is completely right b/c they’re releasing it in 2 weeks lol

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  18. Monica

    Hmm first 7 or 8 comments coming almost back to back. Im loving the snippets. Big album coming!!!

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    True blood Reply:

    @Monica, anybody with eyes can see the first 8 comments are from the same person. Glad I’m not the only one. These rita haters are amusing. The songs are good, some really great. Gonna preorder tonight.

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  19. Tra

    The-Dream gave her Hello Hi Goodbye just listen to his verison then you think of her voice singing it

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  20. sighs*

    Her voice isn’t for the pop shit. she would have done much better showcasing her voice more than production.

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  21. Shutterbug

    When is it coming to AMERICA again?

    Because that’s the only way I’ll listen-when it gets an AMERICAN release date.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Shutterbug, I am so sick of you and these damn ignorant comments. America is not the only nation on planet Earth … if it gets a release here, FINE. If it doesn’t … oh fucking well. Looks like your ass won’t be buying her album.

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  22. True blood

    Gotta love how haters seem to always be first. They beat the fans lol they say hate is the new love. This is gonna be a big album then.

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  23. Coldworldn****s

    Rita why :O :(

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  24. BrunoBruno

    this girl aint ish she just sings songs that drake has already released “r.i.p” and “what if i kissed you” proves my point

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  25. Old School Era

    This album sucks omfg. Nobody will ever come close to the talent of Aaliyahs last album i still havent heard a female release an album as good as that one. The music industry sucks without her and im tired of these mediocre chicks coming into the game with these wack albums. Thats all i have to say.

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Old School Era, You mad?

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  26. IOTA

    This…actually kind of sucks lol

    It’s just not fitting of her voice at all…sounds like a DEMO rather than a mastered album.

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  27. ano

    disappointed,I was wishing something good since rip and how we do

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  28. Joey

    I’m a huge Rita Ora fan, I just love her and she’s amazing live! The album is ok, definitely when you remind yourself it’s an pop artists debut album, which mostly contain a couple of hot songs (R.I.P., Facemelt, How We Do, Shine Ya Light, Roc The Life) and a bunch of album fillers. But hey that’s ok. Most big artists out now started this way (Rihanna, Britney, Beyonce)

    I only have 2 huge problems with the label:
    1: How the hell did they manage to NOT showcase Rita’s strong voice and great energy into the album. Her live versions are so much better then the studio songs. That’s a shame!
    2: Don’t ever give Rita these terrible dance songs (Radioactive, Fall In Love) EVER again! Her voice is deff not made for this.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Joey, Beyonce? Britney?…sorry no that is INCORRECT!! Both Bey and Brit had classic 1st albums that had several no. 1 hits…bad comparison!!

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @SdotB, LOL. Listen, I stan for the Queen Britney but her first album was terrible. Bey’s was great though. She’s yet to top it.

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  29. Susan

    Gonna buy and buy again. Her fans are loving it.

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  30. BETA

    This sounds like a demo singer’s mix CD from 2010

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  31. Tina bb

    Pleasently suprised with what she is giving me. Gonna get some wine and listen to this for the rest of the night. Seeing her in a couple weeks. Can’t wait

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    HUH Reply:

    @Tina bb, to the snippets :/ ..wine? such a fag.

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    GURL Reply:

    @HUH, IKR! lmao

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    Tina bb Reply:

    @huh @GURL, I’m a fag because I like wine? Thats okay, I’ll leave the malt liquor and weed for you and your sheeple agreeing with you. Still loving the album snippets.

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    HUH Reply:

    @Tina bb, lol keep listening to the “snippets” and sip that box wine of yours. *puff puff and pass the blunt to @GURL

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  32. Ashlii

    Wow… I looooooove “How we do” but this album SUCKS!! like “How we do” is the only good song on the album! I was so ready to buy this to… Wont be getting my change sorry.

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  33. Young Pereezy YMCMB-MMG

    I’m only Here for J Cole.

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  34. Shots fired

    For a debut album, its suprisingly good. Compared to Music of the sun, its no contest, she has room to grow, so looking forward to her music getting better and better.

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  35. Dontimoto Ora

    This is classy music non of that jungle monkey music that yall like to listen to. Go Rita Ora

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  36. mus

    This is who was supposed to be taking Rihannas spot, okay smh

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    Niall Reply:

    @mus, No one said that.

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    GURL Reply:

    @Niall, the hoodhive said so because rihanna snatch multiple of beyonce’s wig and mop the floor up after the non existant water broke.

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    Brianna Reply:

    @mus, @pam and gina here’s another rihanna fan. Tell me again how rihanna navy arent the main people hating.
    Boo boo, where did you get the Rita taking rihanna spot from, mediatakeout? Thats why you navy run around hating on Rita.
    Rihanna has a album coming soon. You can buy it to perserve her”spot” How do you steal somebody’s spot anyway? Kidnap? Ignorant ass rats believe anything.

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    HUH Reply:

    @Brianna, who is Pam?? lmao

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  37. Paula

    Well, the J. Cole track is good but I’m not really feeling it. And I’m a fan.

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  38. Vega

    Her singles were great, but the album is…

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  39. Trey

    I love it. Come for me. Idgaf

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  40. g_s17

    I feel like her second album will showcase her vocals more. This first album seems more as if it’s to get people to pay attention to her and become fans because there are lots of radio songs/chart topper songs, at least in my opinion. I’m a fan of hers and I will definately buy her album. I’m excited to see what else she has to offer.

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  41. brian

    you can’t base the entire album off snippets. songs in full sound better for a reason.

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  42. ChrisBrownTheNewBobbyBrown

    she has an R&B blues, jazz and acoustic type of voice, they are classifying her into the wrong genre. Its really sad because her vocals are amazingly beautiful but she will never garner the attention she deserves because they are pushing her into a lane that is clearly not hers. The music feels very forced smh.

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  43. lol

    yawn

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  44. Hugh

    Song with WILL is dope

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  45. Tina bb

    Damn, this post blew up, over some snippets??? I love it!!!! There’s no bad publicity, get that promo Rita

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    HUH Reply:

    @Tina bb, keep reaching.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @HUH, u really hating that hard that u must reply to everyone’s comments with negativity…

    smh

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  46. Luke

    Radioactive sounds kinda good

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  47. dB

    Its really fuck*ng bad!! She cant compare with Rihanna~ dont be fuck*ng idiots … Rihanna is the #1 and nobody cant say NO to that because Rihanna had done soooo many things and Rita is a shit front of Rihanna!everybody knows the truth..#RIHANNAnavy BITCHES ;)

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    Tina bb Reply:

    @dB, another rihanna fan. Smh post filled with navy haters. They really scared of Rita.

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  48. SdotB

    W ow..I initially had no expectations for the album, then after reading these comments, I didn’t think I’d like it at all…

    This is def one of those situations where u gotta check it out for urself b/c from what I heard, based off of the snippets, her debut album is actually quite good (for a debut).

    Her vocals are above today’s average, the production doesn’t sound too cheap, and it’s definitely a “fun and feel good” album.

    I just listened with an opened mind and took it for what it was; a debut album for a new artist. And that’s just from listening to snippets, so i’m sure the full album will be a lot more pleasing and bearable to listen to.

    Another thing, she’s from the UK (where she’s already well-established) and this is their musical sound. So technically, she’s starting off really well. Jay & RocNation know what they’re doing, and they’re behind her 100%. I’m confident that she has a good career ahead of her!!

    : )

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    HUH Reply:

    @SdotB, rita is that you lol

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    deelee Reply:

    @HUH, dead. hahaha

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  49. tooreal

    i like rita but this is horrible it sounds like a Demo CD she’s recorded to give to rihanna. NEXT

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    TRASH Reply:

    @tooreal, DITO

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  50. Kliyah Gearz01

    my favorite song on her album is Roc the Life. Don’t know IF many people Know who she is

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  51. Phatboy89

    I can see that I’m definitely going pick this album apart for certain songs!! Sorry Rita, But I can’t rock with the whole album. Maybe next time. XO!!

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  52. oraora

    WEAK … :(

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  53. Saxon

    I liked Rita Ora at first. I wasn’t a huge fan of her music but I respected her as an artist. I wish I could say I like this album. I’ve been listening to these snippets over and over again to see if it will grow on me. But this album is simply just weak. rita has a great voice and she’s a great live performer. but this whole album is repetitive and most of the songs sound the same, not to mention that a lot of it is heavily auto-tuned. the only songs in my opinion that are ok are facemelt, shine ya light, hot right now and fall in love but mainly coz of the production. i’m not even sure this album will sell that much. i’m sorry to all rita fans and people who actually like this album, but this is trash:(

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  54. Who Gonna Check Me Boo

    it’s ok not bad but not a classic but it will 
    move some units or singles…. some of her songs
     sound like left over’s but still decent… 3 1/2 out of 5

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  55. maya

    it’s all over the place, she needs to find HER sound.

    Liking Hello, Hi, Goodbye though..

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  56. Sean

    This album is a certified mess. Just cheap songwriting all around. It’s a shame because I think she has a killer voice.

    Songs actually worth listening to: Radioactive, Roc The Life, Hello Hi Goodbye.

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    Sean Reply:

    @Sean, Hot Right Now also. Very cool song. But that’s old news.

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  57. Um.Well.Sure

    I wish people would stop comparing her and Rihanna. Rita is being promoted as a pop artist, when Rihanna came out her first 2 albums where clearly Reggae and Dancehall infused. What is all truly boils down to is the material she has released on this album. Personally, this album is in all honesty very lackluster. The songs are blah and her voice is not showcased enough to make them hot. I heard her acoustic performances and just knew she was going to deliver a great album. Sadly, that is not the case…

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  58. Asa

    Gave it a shot… it’s all over the place. Hate, HATE some songs. Like others.

    Won’t buy this one.

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  59. Bluieez Jeasn Part

    some of yall should just sTFU and sINCE SOME of yall don’t like her or her Music then Keep it Moving hater cause she’s getting Money

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  60. Apinkgirlt

    Lol omg why all the arguing. I like both Rita and Rihanna. But I think most Rihanna fans forget that it took her a few albums to get to the level she’s at.

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  61. ritaLOVER

    I think all rihanna fans forget how long it took her to get to where she is now

    her first song used a sample and was written for her. Every track of hers is written, the only thing she does is sing weakly (really awful live) and thrust her vagina in people’s faces

    It’s annoying how you idiots keep bringing rihanna back into the argument and conversation

    remember back in the day when rihanna and beyonce were constantly being compared – it’s laughable now hey! they are nothiung alike. She paved her own way

    JUST LIKE RITA WILL. She is extraordinary live.

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