Rihanna – Loud

Artist: Rihanna
Album: Loud
Release date: November 16, 2010
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Rihanna – Loud (Review & Overview)

My experience with Rihanna’s music is hypocritical to say the least, I’ve gone from thinking she has no talent to now considering her to be one of the best R&B/Pop artist out. Not only does she have talent, but her singing has improved substantially and she’s displayed that she has the ability give her varied fans the type of music they are looking for.

She serves up a Pop/Dance/House sounding record like “Only Girl (In The World)” to the more commercial audience, then switches gears to serve her R&B/Hip Hop fans with a record like “What’s My Name?” with raps raining champ Drake. She then gets get a little gully (chuckle) going back to her roots on the Reggae sounding “Man Down” record to keep her original West Indian audience satisfied the same way she did with “Rude Boy” on Rated R.

On my iTunes, I have a playlist called “My Sh*T” that only certain songs throughout the years have the privilege of being added to, I’m talking about the likes of Jay-Z, Eminem, Michael Jackson etc. Rihanna is one of the few female R&B artists to make it to this playlist. Songs like “Only Girl” and “What’s My Name?” are always in constant rotation on that list, despite the fact that the radio always plays them.

Of course you all know I’m a Hip Hop dude so songs like “Cheers,” “Fading” and “California King Bed” aren’t really my type of joints, and I’m not checking for those when I’m looking to hear some R&B. On the other hand though the album does have special moments with songs like “What’s My Name?,” “Only Girl (In The World),” “Raining Men,” and “Love The Way You Lie (Part II).” These songs are loved by most whether or not you like the artist or genre.

Although many of the songs have a up beat and fun sound to them, the overall theme to the album is s*x. Just go through the lyrics, from out right being excited by chains and whips on “S&M” to wanting a boy to go down town on “What’s My Name?,” Ri Ri is being clear about what she’s down for at this time in her life.

Rihanna is all grown up now and she wants everyone to know it.

I think this is Rihanna’s best work thus far, though some might consider Rated R her effort. I give Loud 4/5.

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  • 4 comments
    pepetia
    pepetia

    Reaching out.... Thinking Jori could write a hit  with the help of a great producer.  Hope you reach back


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    Music.Junkie

    VERY GOOD ALBUM WORTH BUYING Cant go wrong with tracks like 1. S&M, 2. Fading, 3. Only Girl, 4. Raining Men, 5. Complicated, 6. Cheers (Drink to that), 7. Man Down, 8. Skin 9. Whats my name THE WHOLE ALBUMS IS GOOD FROM START TO FINISH WITH A DIFFERENT SOUND TO EVERY TUNE. LOVE THE FACT SHE'S NOT AFRAID TO BE POLITICALLY INCORRECT PEOPLE ONLY HATE YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT...GIRL'S DOIN HER THING KUDOS. KEEP THE HITS COMIN

    Shawn
    Shawn

    Honestly Rihanna has had little hot songs that i liked but i never really gave her a chance but i been on deployment for a week now and i listened to her album in transit and i gotta admit the shit is hot. The reggae/hip hop/r&b blend is nice and she growing into a full woman i've gained a lot of respect for her singing. I give Loud and 4 out of 5, but 9 out of 10.

    jazmine
    jazmine

    idk i feel the same way you feel i think she back then, she was more of a R&B/Reggae artist and now she is more Pop. Pop isn't really my type of music so my favorite albums of hers are her first two. me and you basically like the same songs and overall i think she does talk about sex a whole lot more. as for the album i would have to give it a 3/5