Issue 18 Album Of the Month – Rihanna
2012 The Island Def Jam
Rihanna returns to the charts with ‘Unapologetic’ her seventh studio album in a career that currently runs parallel to her chart topping success. Her latest offering steers closer to RnB than Pop as beats are turned on their heads with breaks. Even a touch of dub step can be found on ‘Jump’ which offers a surprisingly hot remix of Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’. This album has something for everyone from the reggae infused ‘No Love Allowed’, slow ballad ‘Stay’ featuring Mikky Ekko to the hip hop lovers ‘ Numb’ featuring Eminem, despite its poppy undertones. Unafraid to experiment with her sound, Rihanna proves that she has staying power in a nicely produced album that will no doubt have people talking for all of the right reasons.