Loud

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RihannaNovember 12, 2010
'10s Pop℗ 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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At her best, Rihanna blends machinated artifice with softness and pathos. She often flits between these two opposites, but her 2010 album Loud strikes a near-perfect balance. Her previous album, 2009's Rated R, was a pessimistic response to a humiliating assault by onetime boyfriend Chris Brown on the eve of the 2009 Grammys. And it's easy to hear Loud as a dialogue with her former paramour, but the album sounds redemptive. It's full of songs about rough sex, like "S&M" and "Skin," but Rihanna sounds like she's embracing her own kinky pleasure, and she sounds angelic over the trance pop of "Only Girl (In the World)." If Rated R was defensive, then Loud strikes an introspective and regretful tone, sometimes with necessary violence on the dancehall-tinged "Man Down," other times with the codependent romance of "Love the Way You Lie." "Maybe I'm a masochist," she sings on the latter. Rihanna's sexual politics are undeniably complicated, but it wouldn't matter if Loud wasn't a great R&B/pop album.

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S&M4:03
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What's My Name? (feat. Drake)4:23
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Cheers (Drink To That)4:21
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Fading3:27
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Only Girl (In The World)3:55
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California King Bed4:11
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Man Down4:27
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Raining Men (feat. Nicki Minaj)3:44
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Complicated4:17
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Skin5:03
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Love The Way You Lie (Part II) (feat. Eminem)4:56
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Additional Information

Total length
46:53
Tracks
11
Released
November 16, 2010
Label
℗ 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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