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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2012
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
This is not Amazons fault, but if you buy Rihanna's 5th album, Loud, make sure you buy it in MP3 form. I bought the CD because I prefer CDs over MP3's but apparently Rihanna's "Loud" does not have an Explicit version in physical CD form. This makes me angry because her musics all choppy because she cusses in about 7 of the songs. It is so hard to listen to the album and not be frustrated. Worst idea Rihanna and her producer's ever came up with. If you want this Rihanna album, please buy it through mp3. Save yourself the headache (:
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21 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Not a good follow-up to "Rated R". "Loud" by Rihanna has only one flavour and that flavour is nasty. "Rated R" was much more creative and had better writers and producers involved. I don't know who was responsible for "Loud" but it just doesn't work. All of the songs are generic and repetative. I didn't like not one song on here, most of them are skip-overs and only warrant one listen and you're through. I can't believe Rihanna went from a 5 star album like Rated R, to this. The pictures in the liner notes are about the only attractive aspect of this horrible cd I ended up pawning my copy of Loud today and just listened to Rated R instead. I think Rihanna and her team didn't really spend enough time on her latest release. She needs to go back to the drawing board and work with better writers and musicians nest time around.
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19 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format: MP3 Music
A flop of an album I think. I love the beats behind "S&M" but the lyrics are vapid and others have mined that turf better before. After the dark, reflective "Rated R" where Rihanna grew as an artist, this album is a step back. Sadly it 'dbe good if it created bunch of sparkly pop gems but there are no standouts here in my book. The songs are only ok.
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12 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
This time around, rihanna has upped the swagger and downplayed the quality of the music.

Rated R was a commercial misfire, despite excessive pushing of the label (inflation of sales and a desperate rush of singles). However, Rated R took a out of the box approach that made it actually memorable for those who listened to it. This album will not share the same fate. It is ordinary, pick of the litter pop fluff that wouldn't sound out of place on a miley cyrus cd. Rated R had grime and dirt all over it. With Loud, she is treading water.

The decision to make a purely superficial record seems calculated due to the previous flop record..the marketing gimmick is to not improve any particular sound, but simply try to regurgitate something that has come before. God forbid a record label would throw caution to the wind and take another gamble.

The opening single actually does the trick. The song is intended to subliminally isolate the listener into accepting Rihanna as the "only girl" in the world...altering focus of the generic beat and tired lyrics. The second single simply stinks up the room even more effectively than a wet bag of potatoes. And the overcooked drake appearance? Snooze. The Nicky Minaj track? Don't bother. The rather desperate "S&M"? Madonna did that in the 90's and Janet did that a year ago!

They needed to make R more of a name brand so they infested in the BEST producers, and made a mish mash or what made GGGB work. Make no mistake, Loud will be a success and will have its moment in the sun...but the darkness is just around the corner and it's what I'm eager to see more fully explored.

But the chick herself is fabulous and a total star the entire time. No hate here. Keep proving them wrong, Girl!
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11 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
I cant beleive people are giving this album 5 stars! This is the worst album I purchased in my 28yrs I wish I can take it back to the store and get my money back. This cd has only 1 hot song and that whats my name. Please save your money and burn it off someone or limewire.
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16 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
Wow, Im shocked at these reviews, Not too shocked because PPL Overrate & Underrate things all the time. Poor Rihanna, She thought she could pull off another B'day or Thriller & it ended up as a complete & total FAIL. To start with, half the songs are str8 up FILLER. The other half is just okay. The Whole Album sounds like it was rushed, much of it is repetitive, much of the lyrics are about sex, just like a bunch of sad Rude Boy re-mixes with some Bland ballads thrown in. & it sounds like she was trying to re-do the likes of Pink, Katty Perry, Avril Laven, Kesha, Kelis & whomever else. This album truly fails to deliver in many ways & a far cry from her last 2 efforts. The only acceptable songs are Man Down, Raining Men, Skin, Cheers, S&M, & Only Girl is ok too. These are decent but the rest is totally FILLER. Im very disappointed, her last 2 albums were much better. I would actually give this a 2 or 3 if it hadnt been so overrated but since it is, 0.

S&M 3.8/5
What's My Name? 2/5
Cheers (Drink To That): 3.5/5
Fading: 1/5
Only Girl 3/5
California King Bed 0.5/5
Man Down 4/5
Raining Men 4/5
Complicated 0.5/5
Skin 4/5
Love The Way You Lie 3/5

Overall: 2.5/5
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17 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I actually got the album 3 weeks before it came out; I actually had time to listen to the lyrics. Maybe this is just my opinion, but she spends too much of her time dissing Chris Brown. Okay Rihanna....we get it! You were battered and heart broken, but dissing Chris Brown is not going to bring him back! Honestly, I have lost sympathy for her! As a woman, I understand the physical and emotional rollercoaster one can experience after having a traumatizing relationship, but when is enough enough?! Women experience the pain of domestic relationships all the time and they need to be heard! If Rihanna is really that battered then (with the money she has) she should be funding homes for battered women...other then that, she is just using Chris Brown as a crutch! Other than dissin Chris Brown (STILL) the only other thing that she sings about is how she fornicates. Her sexually suggestive lyrics have gotten worse since her last cd and its disappointing. I used to absolutely LOVE Rihanna; she was beautiful, talented, seductive yet classy, she upheld an "innocence" image, and she was humble. This new change in her has really just disgusted me! Of course the younger crowds are going to enjoy it and rave about how wonderful she is because lets face it....todays message is sex sells! I was born in '88 (not ashamed to admit it) where I grew up on profound lyrics. Now a days, the more you whore yourself out to Hollywood, the more the world loves you. The album "A Good Girl Gone Bad" appeared to be a "farewell to the old fans" album. There is no way I would let my child (if I had one) listen to her new garbage. Thats right Rihanna....show little girls (and boys) with impressionable minds that its okay to carry yourself like this. Oh but wait...shes grown right? So she can say whatever she wants right? If everyone had that same mentality, the world would have deteriorated a long time ago! We need to support and restore what REAL music is....trash like this is FADDISH! SUPPORT REAL MUSIC PEOPLE! STOP LETTING TRSH LIKE THIS BASTARDIZE WHAT GOOD MUSIC IS!!!!!
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13 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This a stupid album, it couldn't have been more generic and boring if generic and boring sat on it's face. A friend lent me this cd and i returned it as fast as possible.

Maybe next time Rihanna, cause this effort was just worth crap. It seems like you were trying to rush after the sucess of "Rude Boy" to make something like it and make more money.

This album is full of stupid stupid stupid songs
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9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'm an experienced woman, but I think the disturbing lyrics of this CD out weigh the musical benefits. Rhianna is a lovely young woman who everybody knows was physically abused by a former boyfriend. Is it wise of her to sing a song about S & M? I realize that's an accepted form of sex for some people, as long as it's mutual. But does Rhianna get that some young people may listen to her song and think it's okay to really hurt someone? I cringe thinking of young girls who will go along with just about anything to get or keep a guy's attention. And I can see how young men may find the lyrics sexually exciting and think that's what girls really want. NOT. I bought the CD because I loved one song, and was shocked when I listened to the whole thing. It's a very poor example of male/female relationships, and shows how confused Rhianna is about it. She consistently dresses up like a cheap whore, and then sings about liking to be hurt during sex. This isn't a good role model for young girls. I've thrown the CD in the trash where it belongs.
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I ONLY LIKE TWO SONGS, AND THATS "SKIN" & "CALIFORNIA KING BED".... "LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE PART 2" IS GOOD OF COURSE BUT I CANT GIVE HER THE CREDIT. MAYBE ITS BECAUSE I'M A GUY THAT THE OTHER SONGS DON'T INTEREST ME BECAUSE ITS WAAYYYY TO POPPISH AND NOT CATCHY
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