Rihanna - Rated R

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  1. POP!

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    Seeing as 2009 albums are now allowed in the Pop Classics forum, let's start with one of the ESSENTIALS, Rihanna's Rated R.

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    Mad House
    Wait Your Turn
    Hard
    Stupid in Love
    Rockstar 101
    Russian Roulette
    Fire Bomb
    Rude Boy
    Photographs
    G4L
    Te Amo
    Cold Case Love
    The Last Song
     
  2. funky

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    GOOD WORK POP

    I'll be bumping this forum soon.
     
  3. POP!

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    08 Mad House
    09 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    05 Stupid in Love
    08 Rockstar 101
    09 Russian Roulette
    10 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    09 Photographs
    11 G4L
    07 Te Amo
    08 Cold Case Love
    09 The Last Song
     
  4. Apocalypt Flyer

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    06 Mad House
    07 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    08 Stupid in Love
    06 Rockstar 101
    10 Russian Roulette
    08 Fire Bomb
    09 Rude Boy
    05 Photographs
    08 G4L
    08 Te Amo
    10 Cold Case Love
    08 The Last Song

    BRILLIANT BRILLIANT RECORD.
     
  5. Johnkm

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    08 Mad House
    09 Wait Your Turn
    08 Hard
    09 Stupid In Love - yeah the lyrics are a bit crap, but the melody is so so lovely.
    09 Rockstar 101
    10 Russian Roulette
    08 Fire Bomb
    09 Rude Boy
    07 Photographs
    09 G4L
    06 Te Amo
    08 Cold Case Love
    08 The Last Song

    I gave it a 10 before I scored the tracks, I suppose it would average out at more of a 9 really, but for the fact it's consistent and such a genuine surprise that she came out with such a brilliant album I'm happy with the 10.
     
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  6. POP!

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    Yeah the album isn't perfect ("Stupid in Love", and "Te Amo" isn't God's gift or anything) but as an album it's just SO RIGHT and such a phenomenal listen from beginning to end, hence why it gets a 9 from me (maybe even a 10 on a good day)
     
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    08 Mad House
    09 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    08 Stupid in Love
    09 Rockstar 101 (Iliked the remixes better)
    07 Russian Roulette
    08 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    07 Photographs
    07 G4L
    11 Te Amo (Dunno why not everyone loves this, I know it's Stargate on autopilot but it's one of their FINEST moments while reamining effortless)
    09 Cold Case Love
    08 The Last Song
     
  8. OhSnap

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    I am still in love with EVERYTHING that isn't called Stupid In Love; an awful, DREADFUL song.
     
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  9. Floella

    Floella HER FUCKING HIGHNESS

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    Te Amo would be generic fodder in the hands of many, but I think it's quite wonderful and sultry. I always think of it as the aural equivalent of a stifling muggy summer's night.

    The highlights are towering works of genius - Hard is BEYOND HORNY. It turns me on more than a visit to TUBE8.

    Although there are a few ordinary tracks (Stupid In Love, G4L) and some showers not growers (Wait You Turn, Cold Case) - as an overall package, I'd give it a 9/10

    08 – Mad House
    07 – Wait Your Turn
    10 – Hard - LIFE
    07 – Stupid in Love
    08 – Rockstar 101
    10 – Russian Roulette
    10 – Fire Bomb
    10 – Rude Boy
    09 – Photographs
    06 – G4L
    09 – Te Amo
    08 – Cold Case Love
    08 – The Last Song
     
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    07 – Mad House
    08 – Wait Your Turn
    10 – Hard -
    08 – Stupid in Love
    08 – Rockstar 101
    10 – Russian Roulette
    09 – Fire Bomb
    10 – Rude Boy
    07 – Photographs
    07 – G4L
    08 – Te Amo
    09 – Cold Case Love
    09 – The Last Song
     
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    07 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    09 Photographs
    10 G4L (Probably my favourite)
    09 Te Amo
    08 Cold Case Love
    06 The Last Song
     
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    06 Rockstar 101 (awful single)
    09 Russian Roulette
    09 Fire Bomb
    09 Rude Boy
    10 Photographs (an overlooked gem)
    06 G4L (I just dont get the gai fuss)
    08 Te Amo
    09 Cold Case Love
    06 The Last Song
     
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  13. Polaris

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    06 Mad House
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    09 Russian Roulette
    10 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    09 Photographs
    08 G4L
    07 Te Amo
    08 Cold Case Love
    07 The Last Song
     
  14. OhSnap

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    the production on G4L is fucking FANTASTIC, along with the attitude that the ICY vocal radiates. I pity anyone who cannot see that.
     
  15. No Good Advice

    No Good Advice FORMERLY DANCE IN THE DARK/RED ONE

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    08 Russian Roulette
    10 Fire Bomb
    11 Rude Boy
    05 Photographs
    10 G4L
    09 Te Amo
    10 Cold Case Love
    07 The Last Song
     
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    09 Rude Boy
    01 Photographs
    04 G4L
    08 Te Amo
    11 Cold Case Love
    06 The Last Song

    Patchy as hell but I don't ever expect a masterpiece from Rihanna; just a couple of STONKERS will do me and this had SIX. Definitely her best album to date, by far.
     
  17. ameraal

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    floella and red one? amazing

    9 from me, though i really wanted to give it a 10

    08 Mad House
    10 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    07 Stupid in Love
    09 Rockstar 101
    09 Russian Roulette
    08 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    07 Photographs - would be more without tit.i.am
    11 G4L
    08 Te Amo
    09 Cold Case Love
    08 The Last Song
     
  18. Phoenix

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    00 Mad House
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    10 Russian Roulette
    08 Fire Bomb
    09 Rude Boy
    05 Photographs
    06 G4L
    09 Te Amo
    07 Cold Case Love
    07 The Last Song

    9 because it was a surprisingly solid album.
     
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  19. ameraal

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    phoenix, you really need to hear the wait is over while riding a mechanical bull in nothing but a cone bra
    i guarantee you'll revise that 7!
     
  20. ameraal

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    omg and a 6 for g4l

    i have the sadz :(
     
  21. Phoenix

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    :D I think of Wait Your Turn as an inferior Hard, it's good but nowhere near the genius of Hard. I don't remember G4L at all, I know that Moopy loves it but I listened to the album yesterday and can't even hum the tune in my head.
     
  22. ameraal

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    this is because it has not tune - it's all about the bass, you have to put it on a speaker and feel the bass pass through you
    goosebumpstonfieldville
     
  23. Sheena

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    I must be the only person in the world who would give "Stupid In Love" a 10...I think it's MARVELLOUS
     
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    Yes you are, but only because I would give it my 11/10 in this album. It's so heartbreaking and GORGEOUS. Never really understood why Stupid In Love and Te Amo get all the hate around here while tracks like G4L and Rockstar get the praise. Cold hearted rubbish gais. :evil:
     
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    06 Photographs
    07 G4L
    10 Te Amo
    09 Cold Case Love
    08 The Last Song
     
  26. POP!

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    And if you aren't wholly CAPTIVATED by the end of that middle 8 "I'm down for liiiiiffeee.......... *bass kicks back in massively whilst I turn up the volume* You know I'M DOWWWWWWWN FOR LIFE.*

    This is what my Winter of '09 was like in a NUTSHELL
     
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    And if you aren't wholly CAPTIVATED by the end of that middle 8 "I'm down for liiiiiffeee.......... *bass kicks back in massively whilst I turn up the volume* You know I'M DOWWWWWWWN FOR LIFE.*

    This is what my Winter of '09 was like in a NUTSHELL
     
  28. Loufoque

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    We got our GUNS in the MOTHERFUCKING AIR :disco:
     
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    -- Mad House
    09 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    04 Stupid in Love
    03 Rockstar 101
    10 Russian Roulette
    05 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    05 Photographs
    10 G4L
    08 Te Amo
    07 Cold Case Love
    07 The Last Song
     
  30. DrEAmFish

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    I think this was the album of 2009 for me - and I was never a Rihanna fan prior to this. I think as others have pointed out, it's all about the BASS and the fact I played this (and still do) all the time when driving where I could turn it up helped a lot!! It has a couple of slightly not so brilliant moments (Photographs) but on the whole it's pure pop perfection. I love the stuff she created with Chase and Status and hope she works with them again. Also, am I the only person who loves The Last Song? It's definitely a 10 for me!

    09 - Mad House
    08 - Wait Your Turn
    09 - Hard
    08 - Stupid in Love
    09 - Rockstar 101
    10 - Russian Roulette
    10 - Fire Bomb
    10 - Rude Boy
    05 - Photographs
    08 - G4L
    10 - Te Amo
    07 - Cold Case Love
    10 - The Last Song

    It is probably my most generous scoring of an album ever...
     
  31. ameraal

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    for some reason i only just heard sexuality a few days ago - is it a rated r reject and if so what a reject, with a bit of work it could easily be among my favourite of hers

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  32. Jark

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    I've come to realise this is one of my favourite albums of recent times. And ever, really.

    -- Mad House
    11 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    06 Stupid in Love
    07 Rockstar 101
    10 Russian Roulette
    10 Fire Bomb
    11 Rude Boy
    08 Photographs
    06 G4L
    06 Te Amo
    10 Cold Case Love
    09 The Last Song

    Rude Boy is just about as perfect as pop music gets. The instrumental is a JOY and although it's not exactly a taxing song to sing it really is perfect for Rihanna. There's something quite dream like about it.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes HUNTS instrumental versions of throwaway pop songs like Rude Boy :disco: Stargate are magical. The instrumental version of What's My Name is also a must.
     
  34. POP!

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    Still her best album. Re-rate three years on:

    07 Mad House
    09 Wait Your Turn
    09 Hard
    06 Stupid in Love
    06 Rockstar 101
    10 Russian Roulette
    10 Fire Bomb
    10 Rude Boy
    09 Photographs
    10 G4L
    08 Te Amo
    08 Cold Case Love
    09 The Last Song

    The middle section really is SOMETHING ELSE
     
  35. Loufoque

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    10 Rude Boy
    05 Photographs
    10 G4L
    09 Te Amo
    05 Cold Case Love
    03 The Last Song

    An album of soaring highs and crashing lows
     
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    10 Rude Boy
    05 Photographs
    10 G4L
    08 Te Amo
    07 Cold Case Love
    07 The Last Song

    For me both Te Amo and Firebomb have suffered from over play but they do sound fantastic in the context of the album - especially the latter!
     
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  37. Christian

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    Looney tune reviewers asidem (HI CHAPS!), it's really rather quite good but hardly SHIT THE BED amazing.
     
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  38. Jark

    Jark bon appètit, baby

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    I'm revisiting this a fair bit of late. Still somewhere close to being her masterpiece. And my god, The Wait is Over is every bit as spectacular now as it was five (!) years ago. It's luxurious, poisonous seduction of the highest order.
     
  39. Sheena

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    I picked up this on vinyl going cheap last week, remembering how much I loved it but having not played it in a long long time. A spin tonight confirms it really is not only her best album, but that I probably underrated it. I love that she did the OLDIE BUT GOODIE of going from an uber commercial breakthrough smash into this darker, nastier territory- a tale that would, ultimately, lead to the greatness of "Bitch Better Have My Money" et al. Anyway...

    06 Mad House
    10 Wait Your Turn
    10 Hard
    10 Stupid in Love
    09 Rockstar 101
    11 Russian Roulette
    07 Fire Bomb
    11 Rude Boy (I can't separate the two...SORRY!)
    08 Photographs
    09 G4L
    10 Te Amo
    08 Cold Case Love
    08 The Last Song
     
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  40. ameraal

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    i liked it more back in the day but it's definitely her most interesting album. some great stuff on it.

    rude boy, hard, wait your turn...
    also g4l is probably one of my favourite rihanna songs.
    with those lyrics?
    yes, i know.
     
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