Unapologetic(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

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by DORIS LEONE on 3/7/2013

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 242989358
UPC 602537220595
UPC 14 00602537220595
Format CD
Release Date 11/19/2012
Links
Author Rihanna
Compilation Appearance From Nothin To Somethin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Lovehate(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 09
Compilation Appearance Total Club Hits
Compilation Appearance Not 4 Sale (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Good Girl Gone Bad:Reloaded(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Compilation Appearance Call and Response
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 10
Compilation Appearance Super Hits 12
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 3
Compilation Appearance Now 33
Compilation Appearance Ultra Weekend 6
Compilation Appearance Recovery [Clean Version]
Compilation Appearance Recovery (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One
Compilation Appearance Love Trilogy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Love Trilogy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Can't Ban The Truth(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 2011 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 37
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 38
Compilation Appearance Turtleneck Chain(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Turtleneck Chain
Compilation Appearance Now 40 (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance 2012 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Gifted
Compilation Appearance Gifted(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Shakira
Compilation Appearance Home
Associated Artist/Work Coldplay
Associated Artist/Work Guetta, David
Associated Artist/Work Jay-Z
Associated Artist/Work Rhianna
Associated Artist/Work Rihanna Tribute
Associated Artist/Work Shakira
Associated Artist/Work West, Kanye
Technical Info
CatalogID B 001781102
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 11/19/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 55m : 6s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602537220595
Musical Guests
Eminem
Future
David Guetta
Mikky Ekko
Chris Brown
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Metropolis Studios, London, UK; Nightbird Studio, Los Angeles, CA; R Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Record One Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Ric The Mic Studios, New York, NY; SARM Studio's Notting Hill, London; SARM Studios, London, UK; Triangle Studios, Atlanta, GA; Westlake Beverly Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Santa Monica Recording Studios, Los Angeles, C; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Illustrator: Mario Hugo.
Photographers: Michael Muller; Melissa T. Forde.
In 2012, right on schedule, Rihanna delivered her fourth annual November album. The singer took a different route with the lead single. She didn't go with a dramatic ballad like "Russian Roulette" or a big dance number like "Only Girl (In the World)" and "We Found Love." Instead, the nod went to a midtempo pop ballad, "Diamonds" -- as in "We're like diamonds in the sky" (rather than stars in a mine), a simple and effective, light in meaning yet massive in sonics, quasi-processional. Even with that change of pace, the possibility of it signaling an overall change in direction was slight. Not only is Unapologetic just as varied as Rihanna's past albums -- it's another timely refresh of contemporary pop music -- but it's a little more exploratory and a whole lot deeper, too. Continuing the trend that began on Rated R, Rihanna's at her best when she's flaunting. This goes for "Pour It Up," a characteristically chilly and booming Mike Will collaboration that might as well be a sequel to "Bandz a Make Her Dance," the producer's hit with Juicy J. Wrapped in a serene sneer, Rihanna's trash talk is something else. Moments such as that one are so convincing that the few everywoman heart-on-sleeve songs -- with the exception of the massive, slamming, wailing power ballad that is "What Now" -- don't sound all that natural. Two of the album's most intriguing, contrasting, and not-so-everywoman tracks appear consecutively during the latter half. Both of them were written and produced by Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Carlos "Los" McKinney. "Nobody's Business," flecked with elements from Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," is a beaming if somewhat belligerent disco-house duet with Chris Brown. Rihanna's partner proposes to make out in a Lexus prior to proclaiming that the relationship "ain't nobody's business." The celebration is followed by "Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary," conjoined songs with a wide theatrical scope akin to that of the-Dream's own "Nikki, Pt. 2/Abyss." Over a swelling and receding production with echoes of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis' Eyes," Rihanna mourns ("Felt like love struck me in the night/I pray that love don't strike twice"), then confesses ("Mother Mary, I swear I wanna change"), then surrenders ("I'm prepared to die in the moment"). Perhaps no one should read anything into it. The same could be said of "No Love Allowed," which comes along a little later. Even with a captivating, drum-less reggae groove, it's hard to hear lines like "Your love hit me to the core" and "It's so foolish how you keep me wanting more" and think that she's fine and could be singing about anyone. While this is a fine, if uneven album, the only way to enjoy a significant portion of it is by taking it as pure entertainment. Good luck. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "UNAPOLOGETIC's stark, shadowy R&B is confrontationally honest and sung within an inch of its life..."
Disc 1
1 Fresh Off the Runway
2 Diamonds
3 Numb - (featuring Eminem)
4 Pour It Up
5 Loveeeeeee Song - (featuring Future)
6 Jump
7 Right Now
8 What Now
9 Stay
10 Nobody's Business - (featuring Chris Brown)
11 Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary
12 Get It Over With
13 No Love Allowed
14 Lost In Paradise
Product Attributes
Artist Rihanna
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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