Album Snippets: Rihanna – ‘Loud’

Loud

With less than two weeks before Rihanna’s fifth album Loud hits stores, snippets from the offering have surfaced online, giving a sneak peek of what to expect on the Bajan babe’s latest.

Boasting guest appearances from Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie (Part II)”), Nicki Minaj (“Raining Men”), and Drake (“What’s My Name?”), Loud is noticeably sunnier than 2009’s Rated R, with upbeat fare like lead single “Only Girl (In the World)” and the Avril Lavigne-sampled “Cheers (Drink to That).”

Preview Little Miss Sunshine’s 11-track LP before it arrives November 16.

1. “S&M”
2. “What’s My Name?” feat. Drake
3. “Cheers (Drink to That)”
4. “Fading”
5. “Only Girl (In the World)”
6. “California King Bed”
7. “Man Down”
8. “Raining Men” feat. Nicki Minaj
9. “Complicated”
10. “Skin”
11. “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” feat. Eminem

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92 Comments

  1. I guess!!!

    I love it, cant wait!

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  2. HumanitySector

    I just can’t wait to see hate here.

    So, I will say few things:

    This album is a quality album, I got to listen almost to the whole album. It has SMASH singles, and you haters will just watch them going #1.

    This album and era will be huge.

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  3. alonZO

    AMMAZING..S&M is crrazy and so is cheers

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  4. Giamma

    What’s My Name?, Cheers (Drink to That), California King Bed, Man Down, Love the Way You Lie (Part II) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  5. james

    disappointing, underwhelming, bland, generic, etc. wasn’t this supposed to be her “thriller”? lmao

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  6. Blue Friday

    DAMN !!!! loving this !!!! Nicki Minaj (11.22.10) & Rihanna (11.16.10) best album of 2010 !!!!

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  7. Latisha

    This is sound great! I can’t wait for it to come out!

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  8. g3

    Sounds gudd i like s&m whats my name fading only girl complicated and skin she shouldve added whos that chick but i will be buying

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  9. QueenFem

    I was not impressed.

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  10. GwadaForceOne

    very decent album! m y fav of all is “man down” for now with this ” Ra POM POm….” that song would be a smash hit soon!

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  11. GOGOD

    brill

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  12. bab boy

    Ah can’t wait to listen to the track. I think she had come a far way an is her time the timing was the right time what every happen. I can see ah dive she is going to be if its not now its never. And I think the management crew realize that so am happy for her ah just hope she make the most of it. Rihanna love you

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  13. queenfemfug

    ima fug. but i really like the album

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  14. vanya1199

    expect loud, soon 16 Nov, Rihanna will do all ^ _ ^

    previews of songs I liked … describe each piece will not LOL

    I love you Rihanna…

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  15. Claudeee

    They all sound the same, because she sings the same 2 or 3 notes. #noshade But honestly I only like Man Down…the only one that sound different…and not another one of her songs.

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  16. whatthef**k

    this album is not surpising at all, nothing new, nothing original, nothing impressive, rated R and Good Girls gone bad were very more interesting musicaly, with different styles.

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  17. thadundun

    “S&M” – same form as Only Girl, and thats what i like about it ;D

    “What’s My Name?” feat. Drake – not crazy about it, but i like thats its happier than usual

    “Cheers (Drink to That)” – kinda like a cheerier “Rater R” track

    “Fading” – Take A Bow part 2

    “Only Girl (In the World)” – hot hot hot! highlight of the album!

    “California King Bed” – the instrumentals are louder than her voice.. but i can kinda get into it

    “Man Down” – i loik ih. awesome lyrics and shes kinda silly with the rum-pa-pum and i loik ih!

    “Raining Men” feat. Nicki Minaj – YES YES YES!!!! silly! but cnt help but hear “WooHoo” but done better ;p

    “Complicated” – ehe????? lyrics are bland and melody isn’t hot either… i guess it goes downhill from here?

    “Skin” – whoa sexy! but too slow to get down too :/

    “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” feat. Eminem – not single worthy, but pretty :3

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  18. ririfan

    ok lemme say this. i am a rihanna fan but girl u need to sit yo ass down for a MINUTE. there is no growth in this album at all. u sound like u still stuck in ‘good girl gone bad’.

    the only song i loved is MAN DOWN!!!! now that should be a single. the rest bored me to death.

    take a year or two to grow and mature…then come back swinging

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  19. MirkoSerbiaRihannaFan

    @ririfan you obviously not a fan when talking like that!!!

    Album will be EPIC!!! Songs are greattttt. :D I love s&m and california king bed most. :)))

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  20. jeremydante

    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUTHAFUCKN EXCITED for “raining men” sounds incredible those few seconds. impressed but the album material. i admit, though a long time fan, everything sounds good.

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  21. lauren

    omg i was already anticipating this album before i heard this!! i’m even more excited now. i never bought a rihanna album EVER but i will most definitely buy this one. nov. 16 is my b-day so i will treat myself to a little gift. i wish she included who’s that chick on there thou. i love that song. :(

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  22. K

    This is certificited a #1 album !

    Gosh every single are better than the other one !!!

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  23. lolwth

    @riiri fan lol u say you’re a fan but you’re a clear hater i mean no growth? do you not hear her voice on california king? are you kidding me? this is not even a matter of opinion… ur just blatantly hatin lol how sad

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  24. @RihannasMonster

    Yall Better Chill out! cuz i got the whole album and everysong is different from the other these snippets are nothing ;)!

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  25. Kyle

    Based off just the snippets I’m kinda disappointed. She just showed so much growth with ‘Rated R’ and I feel like this is a huge regression for her. The songs sound like they are all leftovers from ‘A Girl Like Me’ and would have never even been considered for ‘Good Girl Gone Bad.’ I really like “Cheers” and “Complicated.” Obviously I am still going to support her and buy this album. With more listens I will probably like it more. She will definitely rack up more hits with this album (like she already has).

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  26. Nicky

    THIS ALBUM COMBINES RIHANNA STYLES FROM ALL HER ALBUMS INTO ONE ALBUM!!!

    IF YOU ARE TRUE FAN , YOU WILL SEE THAT RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!!!

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  27. tell'em

    LMAO @ the haters. #getmad #staymad #dieMAD

    There’s something for everyone on the album like she did with GGGB and I’m glad she didn’t completely depart from the Rated-R sound. It’s actually worth buying unlike many other CDs out right now.

    4 out of 5 stars.

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  28. lolwth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&v=o1jT5pCBgag&annotation_id=annotation_983690
    S&M full! =]

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  29. lol

    poppy shit

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  30. robert

    NO FILLERS! NO FILLERS! NO FILLERS! NO FILLERS! F*CK WUT THE HATERS SAY INCLUDING THE ONE WHO CLAIMS THERE A “RIHANNA FAN” OH PLEASE…I UNDERSTND CRITICISM FROM FANS BUT THAT WUZ CLEARLY HATE!

    THIS ALBUM SOUNDS SO GOOOD THAT ITS NOT FUNNY AND THAT’S MY HONEST OPINION…THERE ONES THAT SAY ITS ALL THE SAME AND THE ONE’S THAT SAY THAT RATED R WAS TOO DARK SO I SAY F*CK BOTH SIDES CUZ U CANNOT PLEASE EVERYONE, ONLY HER TRUE FANS LIKE ME CAN STICK WITH HER…AND PLUS IT LITERALLY HAS MUSIC FROM ALL ERAS OF RIRI FROM MUSIC OF THE SUN TO RATED R SO IF YOU SAY HOW UR DISAPPOINTED DON’T LISTEN BUY OR EVEN CHECK FOR HER ALBUM CUZ YOUR NOT A TRUE FAN!!!!!

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  31. N.O.R.E.

    @robert

    a lil passionate, but i agree with you all the way…the album sounds GOOD, in this world your not going to please everyone so i say do it for you and your real fans and not for the people who claim to “like” your music…and another thing…how does all the songs sound the same?, i hear pop, electro, reggae, R&B, and hip-hop…smh

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  32. Will

    This LOUD album sounds hot but i gotta admit Rated R is my favorite Rihanna album hands down. Even though it was dark, it was such a well put together album and really showed Rihannas growth as an artist.

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  33. lolwth

    @will yea rated r did do that but i believe this album shows who she is an artiste.. the Caribbean back ground… just different sides of her rather than just the dark side

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  34. LOUD

    This album is definately more Pop compared to her previous albums. This is an international album which is going to eat up the charts once its released. Only Girl (In the World) is definately the song that holds the rest of the album. Raining Men ft Nicki Minaj sounds very single worthy.

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  35. You Know this

    Yeah this is definately top notch. You know songwriters and producers didnt short change the biggest female artist of this generation lol. So many potential singles “Cheers (Drink to That), Fading and Raining Men are my favs already.

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  36. Ahdiet

    I AM SO GOING TO BUY THIS ALBUM <3

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  37. RIRII

    omg!!!!!
    loved the full version of S&M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THAT SONG IT’S TOO CATCHY!!
    Nanana come on!!
    S-S-S&M-M-M

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  38. sagb

    i like it except 7,8,&10

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  39. ItsOscarYO

    Not gonna lie, I expected more from #LOUD. It’s a decent album, that’s it. Mainly ’cause it’s a mid-tempo album. “S&M” & “California King Bed” are gonna be my shit, though.

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  40. dee dee

    i feel with only 11 tracks, she OUTDID herself…straight to number one

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  41. Giamma

    California King Bed is EPIC!!!!!!!!!

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  42. ririfan

    remember when they said they gon make an album like THRILLER where every song is a certified hit? well im sorry but this is not it. i expected so much from LOUD. i think Rated R is by far her most artistic album to date and GGGB is her most radio friendly/popular album to date.

    with this one…it just sounds like songs that were rushed after the less than stellar sales of Rated R.

    i do love me some RiRi but if she wants to be remembered in 20 years..she needs to step it up a notch.. thats all im sayin.

    call me a hater but i ain’t hatin, i’m just preachin the truth ya’ll dont wanna hear

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  43. ceese

    This is a very laid back mid tempo album. Rihanna never does what people expect people should know that by now. Rated R is now growing on people and they love it but when it first came out hmm nobody bought it or cared for it. Rihanna always comes with something different. The album is barely the electro pop everyone thought it would be and by time she releases her next album people will be saying Loud was the classic and the new one is just ok. Yall say that everytime. Just wait it out and give it a chance because you’re going to love it in the end and appreciate it just like rated R. All of Rih’s albums are well put together. She never throws it together. She always has a specific theme and some people can’t get into it at first.

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  44. robert

    @ririfan

    i don’t know if it’s a matter of opinion or what, BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM AND SAY THAT NOT EVERYONE OF THESE SINGLES OR AT LEAST ALL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 2 OR 3 IS A SURE FIRE HIT THEN THERE IS NO PLEASING YOU… IM SORRY

    YOU HAVE DIFFERENT FLAVORS FROM POP TO REGGAE TO R&B, SHE HAS SONGS ABOUT PARTYING, SONGS ABOUT BREAKING UP, AND SONGS ABOUT FALLING IN LOVE AND SHE HAS SONGS LIKE MAN DOWN AND SKIN THAT ARE MORE ON THE LINE OF “RATED R”

    SO I’M NOT GONNA CALL U A HATER BECAUSE THERE’S SONGS BY HER THAT I DON’T PARTICULARLY LIKE BUT THIS ALBUM IS JUST A STRAIGHT HIT, IM SORRY IF U DISAGREE.

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  45. ceese

    @ririfan

    You are a Chris Brown fan we all know! Just leave it alone. All of Rihanna’s real fans love the album. We don’t write her off because something is different like the general public did with Rated R. Hush and wait until the album comes out. These are 10-15 second snippets you are going off of which means you are just hating right now.

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  46. robert

    @ceese
    THAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOOOUUU!!!!JESUS!

    OH YEAH JUST TO REFRESH PPLS MEMORY…RATED R WAS CERTIFIED PLATINUM JUST IN CASE YOU GUYS DIDNT REALIZE

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  47. Fan Ov A Fan

    I NEED THE DOWNLOAD LINK FOR EVERY SINGLE SONG ON THE ALBUM!!!!!!!

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  48. MusicMusic01

    “California King Bed”, “Cheers(Drink To That)” and “Fading” sounds good.

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  49. Timmy

    Rated r was her best album….this sounds too boring like a girl like me. Man down the only one that sounds good becuz it’s so similar to rated r

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  50. shane

    this album slays….
    i love em all but from the preview complicated is soooooooooooo awsome soundin lik ma fav and skin is sexy as hell
    only girl is life
    whats my name is clubby and dance read oh nana
    raining men smashes
    california king bed sultry goodness
    i love it and her spin off love the way u lie rules

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  51. She does it again

    Cheers (Drink To That) NEEDS TO BE A SINGLE!!!!!!!

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  52. Cheers

    “Got my Ray Bans on and im feelin hella cool tonight, everybodys vibin so dont nobody start a fight. Cheers to the freakin weekend i drink to that YEAH YEAHHHH.” So many people are going to love that damn song lol. Huge hit!!!!

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  53. Timbo

    wack.. europop sucks hard!

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  54. king

    rihanna is the fukin best love the whole album hope it sell

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  55. Back2Basics

    Love this cd

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  56. QueenFem

    Califorina Bed sounds like Fergie – Big Girls Dont Cry
    S&M sounds like Only Girl
    Raining Men sounds like Video Phone

    Where is the originality?
    The only thing worth listening to is Cheers and Man Down.

    And yea, the album has leaked.

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  57. Well alright

    Im guessing that “Fading” is about Chris Brown lol

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  58. lovely

    All the best you rock vocally. I can’t wait to buy your album. I love you .John 3:16

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  59. Ahhhh!!

    This album is pure FIRE!!!! And that’s an impression made after hearing only, 10 second clips of it!! I’m so counting down to buy this!!

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  60. YEAHHHHHHH

    this is album is freaking hot!!
    Rihanna is back!!
    Where the haters at!!
    HAHA!!
    #TEAMRIHANNA

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  61. rihannafcknrules

    Ok seriously guys stop hatin on queen riri I mean seriously if u don’t like the songs don’t buy the cd me and the million fans out there will def be buying

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  62. Riteth Ru

    I like what I hear, though I had pictured in my mind a whole new Ri-Ri sound-wise. It will probably be a hit, but that doesn’t mean it’s a genius record. That’s because it’s Rihanna. Am totally missing ‘Who’s That Chick’ by the way. Still excited though; snippets don’t say it all!

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  63. Chris Shorts

    i love it , it just shows all the haters how she is so able to evolve with any type of sound and still make it successful #smh but u no people still gonna hate, im buying in #teamriri all day … never thought my rated r would have competition but looks like it does

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  64. ebba

    i don’t know why but this song makes me cry!!!:’(

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  65. K.K.

    All good! YES! But there too less tracks
    I think she’s planning for a Deluxe Edition or Reloaded or Something like ‘LOUDER’ ;D

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  66. Sean

    Sweet. There’s definitely some promise here. I’ll refrain from any criticism til I hear the album in full.

    Favorite tracks:
    1. What’s My Name?
    2. Cheers (Drink to That)
    3. Man Down
    4. Complicated
    5. Skin

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  67. Team Breezy

    Fuck Rhianna that bitch tried to ruining Chris Brown’s Career; And for another note she still has competition Soulja Boy Nelly Nicki Minaj and Kanye West and Black Eyed Peas all come out this month too.

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  68. tehe!

    team breezy lol ur not very smart are you? chris is the one who nearly ruined his own career hun lol plz don’t blame her for chris’ mistake

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  69. x

    I FUCKING LOVE IT.
    Can’t wait to hear it. Several songs seem to be my new favorites, example COMPLICATED :-)
    And all the others of course!!

    I want Loud NOW!!!!

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  70. talina

    OMFG…CHEERS MUST BE A SINGLE AND FADING TOOO!!!OMFG THIS ALBUM IS BLAZIN

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  71. Andres

    i dont spend money on rihana cd she boringggggg all the sudden after good girl gone bad hmm NEXTT.

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  72. Riri all da way!!!

    OMFG dis album is gonna go 2 number 1. Can’t wait 2 get a hold of dis album .haters can go 2 hell. I luv all d songs bt my fav is s&m,fading and man down. Luv d vibe.

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  73. Selimma

    WOOOW!!! album is AMAZING!! every song is just perfeect!!!! def buyin it!!!

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  74. Nait Phoenix

    I’m still skeptical about it, but it does sound appeasing. I just wish “Only Girl” wasn’t in there. It throws off the entire sound to me. BUT I LOVE WHAT’S MY NAME AND CHEERS! MY FAVORITES SO FAR!!!

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  75. JAY S

    THIS IS THE WHITE GIRL ALBUM. IM SORRY BUT IM NOT JUMPING FOR JOY FOR ON THIS ALBUM. 11 TRACKS? “SKIN” IS PRETTY NICE.

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  76. tehe!

    @jay s.. a white girl album :S wtf.. i’m black and i love this album skin complicated.. california king bed.. MAN DOWN.. raining men is as urban as it gets.. so uh…:S i’m confused

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  77. chuckster

    No who’s that chick?

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  78. x

    @JAY S
    well, it ain’t all white girl album. It has such a variety when it comes to genres that almost anyone of any culture can relate to these songs. Yes, there are songs that are probably more appealing to white people, but there are also songs influenced by West-Indian twang, RnB, we’ve got hiphop, we’ve got rap, we’ve got urban music. Moreover, we got electro, we got euro-pop, we got dance, dancehall.

    Can’t wait to buy this album. Def nr.1, at least I hope so, for RiRi my girl’s sake. She deserves it.

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  79. x

    @chuckster
    Who’s That Chick is a bonus track.

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  80. Lolababy.....

    Love it will be buying it on 11-16-10

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  81. JoJo

    im feeling “Man down” it go hard..i like “skin” 2..very sexy !

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  82. Avontae'

    I fxckin LOVEEEEE this album!, My all time favorite Rihanna album was RATED R but now I think this album will knock it asidee!. S&M, Cheers, Raining Men, Complicated, and California King Bed are my FAVORITE tracks already! 11.16.10 I will def buy her album!, #TeamRihanna!

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  83. LuKasAV6

    When the drop beats on the chorus on “Raining Men”, I lose my d#mn mind! “What’s My Name?” is like crack and I’m hooked, and “Cheers” is confident and sexy as hell! I can hear all the tracks growing on me. Her best CD…Loud and clear!

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