Rihanna Reviews

Loud (2010)

  • pitchfork.com

    After responding to staggering emotional and physical trauma with the melodramatic Rated R, Rihanna returns to making effervescent pop. [Ryan…

  • www.bbc.co.uk

    Loud certainly (if intermittently) lives up to the singer's promise.…But it is Rihanna's vocal – at once commanding, soulful and vulnerable – that anchors the…

  • www.musicomh.com

    Rihanna's latest collection Loud is another sure fire assault on the charts and airwaves. It highlights exactly the best and worst of today's pop aesthetic.…

  • www.spin.com

    Rihanna will sell millions of copies of Loud, her fifth album, and she'll deserve every…But while Casanova rolls over in his grave, Rihanna smirks and takes it in stride.…

  • drownedinsound.com

    For an album titled Loud, Loud isn't as LOUD as you might hope.…exactly what Rihanna is), whilst simultaneously not caring and throwing an eclectic mix…

  • www.nme.com

    Album review of Album Review: Rihanna - Loud (Def Jam/Mercury)…And while in its confines Rihanna twists her unique, instantly recognisable voice to fit, sounding dark,…

Rated R (2009)

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    musicOMH reviews the album Rated R by Rihanna, released on Mercury.…And in that was an opportunity for Rihanna to come out fighting with real venom, a "get back up again"…

  • pitchfork.com

    The R&B star has described the Rated R sessions as "theraputic," and the vitriolic, rough, raw end product is…

  • www.tinymixtapes.com

    Tiny Mix Tapes : Rihanna - Rated R…On 2007's Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna proved able and willing to shirk her genre's cloying over-reliance on sentimentality and…

  • www.avclub.com

    Did you hear Rihanna’s boyfriend assaulted her? You did now.…Rated R is about the pain of love—specifically and deliberately that of her breakup with…

  • www.bbc.co.uk

    BBC Music Review of Rated R by Rihanna…Rihanna has achieved so much already, and this album suggests she will continue to do so in widescreen, and on her own terms.…

  • www.spin.com

    Daily reviews of new music and live performances, including 1000s of archived Spin magazine reviews.…Rated R, Rihanna's first album since her brutal confrontation with ex…

  • www.nme.com

    Album review of Album review: Rihanna - 'Rated R' (Mercury)…Rated R' is an LP about the balance of power and control. With only one other female songwriter here apart…

  • www.independent.co.uk

    In no other field of music does the autobiographical imperative wield as much power as it does in R&B.…And while Rihanna's Rated R doesn't exult in such resonances with the…

Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)

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    Def Jam star and Jay-Z protégé's new album has a lot more to like about it than just…The majority of Good Girl Gone Bad doesn't qualify as r&b even in its…

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    You can add or edit information about Good Girl Gone Bad at musicbrainz.org.…If being bad does this for Rihanna, then being good, is like, totally overrated.…

  • www.guardian.co.uk

    She's not yet 20, but this is Rihanna's third album in as many years.…Luckily, Good Girl Gone Bad takes off in its closing stages: the title track, written by…

  • www.guardian.co.uk

    The first 10:4. Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad. Peter Robinson applauds the Kylie of Barbados whose select crew of collaborators succeed in masking her own shortcomings.…

  • www.rollingstone.com

    Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded Hear it Now. RS: 0of 5 Stars. 2008. View Rihanna's page on…©Copyright 2010 Rolling Stone; Jann S. Wenner, editor and publisher…

Umbrella (2007)

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    This week, Anna Pickard watches and picks apart the video for Umbrella by Rihanna

  • www.avclub.com

    Let's say you really like Rihanna. Let's also say that, specifically, you really like that song "Umbrella." What is the best way to show your...

A Girl Like Me (2006)

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    Chuck in a bit of Sugababes-esque harmony, some MIA-style electro and a dollop…Rihanna, A Girl Like Me. This article appeared on p55 of the Reviews & features section of…

  • www.rollingstone.com

    Singing a snaky Destiny's Child-like melody around synth riffs and machine beats from Soft Cell's Eighties…Lie" and haunted strings of "Unfaithful" help make A Girl Like Me…

Music of the Sun (2005)

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    Music Of The Sun Hear it Now. RS: 2.5of 5 Stars. 2005. View Rihanna's…Photogenic Rihanna suggests a young Mariah Carey minus the birdcalls, and the…