Has Unapologetic lived up to the hype? A round-up review of Rihanna’s seventh album in seven years.
E2E: 3.5/5 | Label: Def Jam | Date: 19th November 2012
Rihanna has converted unbelievers into believers with her seventh album, Unapologetic. She remains faithful to her rebellious edgy image this time around. The album kicks off with contagious energy. The first track ‘Fresh Off the Runway’ sets the tone, introducing her notorious cocky attitude. The up tempo track featuring Eminem titled ‘Numb’ is a follow-up with the dark sound and carefree attitude they create when on the same track together.
She hooks up with producer David Guetta again on ‘Right Now’, for an energetic club hit that celebrates the risk taking attitude for the young and restless. Her collaboration with ex-boyfriend Chris brown on ‘Nobody’s Business’ definitely was responsible for the blogs buzzing in a frenzy. The title speaks for itself as RiRi keeps the media wondering what is happening with her and Chris.
She manages to effortlessly show each side of her personality, she can be boisterous and then vulnerable as she displays in her hit single ‘Diamonds’ and ‘No Love Allowed’. She showcases her talent to sing on various different sounds of music and her vocal ability has matured and grown.
The title of her album is a statement pointing towards the fact that she is not sorry for anything that has happened to her or for anything she decides to sing about on this album; and quite frankly she does just that and has no restrictions. Commercially good, and certainly better than Talk That Talk. The best album yet from Rihanna.