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Rated R [Clean]

RihannaAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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No sooner had world-class megastar Rihanna wrapped up the final show of her sold-out “Last Girl On Earth Tour” in Chicago last week, than she turned her attention to her brand new fifth studio album on Def Jam Recordings. LOUD, set to arrive on November 16th, has been described by insiders as a return to the uptempo dance grooves of her earlier records.

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  • Audio CD (November 23, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: November 23, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Clean
  • Label: Def Jam Recordings
  • ASIN: B002QB1910
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,941 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Rihanna is an absolute pop superstar and has had an enormous amount of success in Australia. She appears on a total of 15 Top 50 singles, 14 Top 50 airplay songs and has had more weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart than any other female artist this decade. Rihanna has sold over 12 million albums,worldwide in her four-year career span and has received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Rated R is the highly anticipated follow up to 2007's Australian triple platinum album "Good Girl Gone Bad" which provided a procession of smash hit singles including Umbrella, Don't Stop the Music, Shut Up & Drive, Disturbia & Take A Bow.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caribbean Hip Hop meets Industrial Techno Rock November 30, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Wow! I bought this CD on a whim after reading a review by Mike Ragogna on the Huffington Post. He said this was the album Rihanna needed to make, not an album the record label would have necessarily chosen for her to make. It almost sounds like it could have been recorded in 1980's Eastern Europe with so many heavy techno beats and crunchy synths and simmering industrial arrangements. Apparently Rihanna's Caribbean accent is more present on this album than her previous work. I'd never been drawn to Rihanna's earlier work so I can't qualify that assertion, but I think her accent works for her and I hope she continues to brandish it in her future work. If you are a fan of blended musical genres and artist experimentation and still enjoy popular music, this CD is a goldmine. Not a single dud track and it flows nicely. It may take a while for people to realize it, but this is going to end up being a landmark CD for Rihanna. It's an amazing piece of work by a young person so early in their career. I can't wait to see where she goes next in her sound. This is a young woman firmly in control of her music and her life.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, Emotional Album November 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD
After a couple of years, the lovely Rihanna returns with a new album (not just a re-release--THANK GOODNESS!!!). After going through the domestic violence case this past year, she claims in interviews that she has grown a lot, and has transferred it into her work. And how did that turn out? Read on for the Track by Track Review.

1. Mad House - Nice Intro..dark tone and setting for the rest of the album (I'm not going to rate this track, though)
2. Wait Your Turn - Very reggae-feeling with Rihanna's voice. Not the normal RiRi that we all grew to know and love on GGGB. The minute I heard the F bomb I was really shocked (I don't really like vulgarity in music that much). The chorus is the best part for sure. 3.5/5
3. Hard (featuring Jeezy) - The beginning is a little awkward. But after that, it only gets better. The chorus, once again, is probably the most memorable part, along with the verses by Jeezy. Stellar production makes this a solid track that is definitely one of the better of the "new-Rihanna" tracks. At first listen, you may not like it (like I didn't enjoy it when I first heard it), but give it a second listen and you might like it. 4/5
4. Stupid In Love - Whew. Now that the gangsta-tracks are over, we hear a ballad by Rihanna. This track, aided greatly by a piano background, is a stand out track. I believe that this track exemplifies the emotions of Rihanna greatly. 4/5
5. Rockstar 101 (featuring Slash!!) - Back to rocker Rihanna. Something just seems to be missing from this track to make it epic. Oh well. Another example of the edgier Rihanna that everyone is talking about...and I'm not a huge fan. But another good track (where you should probably give it a second chance after you hear it for the first time). 3/5
6. Russian Roulette - Lead Single.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rihanna does dark and sexy! November 23, 2009
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
With all the negative reviews prior to release, I was expecting to be seriously disappointed. Yes, the album is dark, and rightfully so. As most artists do, Rihanna pulled her life/experiences into this album, as clearly referenced in, among other songs, "Cold Case Love." During my first listen through, I caught myself rocking out to several tracks like "Hard," "Rockstar 101," and "Rude Boy." Rihanna still keeps it sexy and even ventures on the edge of 'curiosity' with the rejection filled track "Te Amo". If your a Rihanna fan, you'll probally still love a few to several tracks on this one. Buy the whole album and find out which ones you love! I definetly recommend getting the EXPLICIT version, otherwise you'll probably be left with a ton of dubbing. Plus, you won't really be getting the true and full vision Rihanna created with this album.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rated R, but better!! May 27, 2010
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Okay, I loved "Good Girl Gone Bad" regular version, and the Reloaded/Remixed version. So, when I first listened to "Rated R", I thought most of the songs were too slow, not enough upbeat tracks. But, with this album "Rated R: Remixed", it changed the songs to be more upbeat, and just plain better. If you're like me and wasn't that thrilled with the original, get this Remixed CD, you'll love it!!!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Rated R' Grittier, Darker but Good November 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is an album that grows on you. Upon first listening to it, I definitely felt somewhat let down by 'Rated R'. The music is not as catchy; nothing leaps out as a Billboard hit like her signature songs "S.O.S" or "Umbrella". In fact, Rihanna ditches the pop/dance track and takes on a hip-hop/rock vibe instead. 'Rated R' is a page turner in Rihanna's career; just like the title, this isn't something for kids. There's cursing, there's violence and in many songs it feels as if this is Rihanna's therapy album, featuring moments of the old, sweet, and innocent pop star being hushed and silenced by a vulnerable, angry woman.

The Good: After a few listens, 'Rated R' is definitely not a bad album. I heard (like many) the preview samples and clips. Those did nothing for many of these songs. After being able to slip in this disc and listen to each song in its entirety, I can say there's a lot more depth and personality in this than in Good Girl Gone Bad or in Music of the Sun. Considering how much Rihanna has been through over the past year personally, I felt like the 'Rated R' tracks were far more realistic and authentic than her previous hits. There's a lot of variety here and defintely an experimentation with genres and music that hasn't happened before with Rihanna; "Wait Your Turn" felt like Rihanna's first foray into the hip-hop realm; there's cursing, the beat is driven more so by the beat than the singing but still has elements of a good pop song with a catchy chorus; "Hard" was Rihnna's attempt at ditching her pop star image for something more hardcore and coarse; "Fire Bomb" is a violent situation tucked away in a ballad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good music.
Love this CD.
Published 10 days ago by M. Ri Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad
She got skills.... her producers have skills.
and im a dude.
Published 12 days ago by Kevin StarLord Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy
Love Rihanna and this is a great album
Published 1 month ago by Nicolle mckinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Rihanna Fan
Great cd to listen to while driving, working around the house or just hanging out. Still a fan of hers.
Published 5 months ago by BonnyBird
5.0 out of 5 stars Rihanna
It was everything that I expected. I like it a whole lot and would recommend it to other people. Its an awesome cd.
Published 6 months ago by Mercedez_01
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy :)
This album is filled to the brim with danceable remixes. Only problem is that on the copy I received, the back cover is upside down, but that doesn't effect the music, so it's all... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ross Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Love her.
I am starting to see Rihanna change and I like it. I have always been a fan of her's. But this a classic album from her.
Published 8 months ago by Marie Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Rihanna fan
I enjoyed her last album that came out last year. this one is a great one to get if you are a fan of her music.
Published 10 months ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Rated R
Rihanna's Rated R album is my #1 favorite album out of all her other albums because this album you can tell that Rihanna really opens herself up. Read more
Published 14 months ago by EvFan17
3.0 out of 5 stars Great artist
I bought this as a gift and found some of it great. You must be a Rihanna fan to appreciate all of her changing sounds.
Published 14 months ago by Lisa M Graves
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Doesn't Rihanna's attire in this cover signals evil ?
Um...I don't know for sure if it's "satanic," but I did roll my eyes at this picture and shake my head at how they continue to exploit the girl (who's only just entered her 20's in the last couple years) as a sex symbol rather than for her oft beautiful vocals and occasionally fantastic... Read More
Oct 27, 2009 by Philip Masiakowski |  See all 151 posts
How many editions of this will the record company expect the fans to...
I know right.I just rebought taylor swift expanded,so what i do If i gotta rebuy I always give the 1st one away.
Nov 17, 2009 by Edgle Bennett |  See all 5 posts
Rihanna's Russian Roulette
I love this song too. At first I thought...WTF? I was expecting some type of Lady Gaga/Cyborg rip off. I'm pleasantly surprised.
Oct 22, 2009 by Nicholas Baccari |  See all 8 posts
Why is this gonna be explict?
No, after listening to some of the tracks that have leaked, the parental advisory sticker is definitely there for a reason. This time around, her language is pretty foul. In my opinion, it's excessive and unnecessary. I'm going to be buying the clean version.
Nov 15, 2009 by W. E. Phillips |  See all 2 posts
To miss-independent
Let me ask you two this. And I'm not going to praise you or slam you for either of your answers, I'm just curious. Both of you would probably agree (as I would) that the cover art for Rihanna's latest single shows a lack of morals and professionalism. And it isn't just the cover art, it's her... Read More
Oct 29, 2009 by Philip Masiakowski |  See all 122 posts
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