tyguy723 wrote:Time for ANTI to get that crown
I'm with you. Even "Sex With Me", I get that song is a sexy R&B track that many Urban fans will love easily but I just don't like it. The other two, yeah, I don't remember how they sound like.DnBLover wrote:Funnily enough, I've never played any of Anti's deluxe tracks.
tyguy723 wrote:Rihanna’s ANTI might have taken a tad too long for the Navy at first, but good things come to those who wait. Laced with a dark moody atmosphere and true her classic I don’t give a f*** attitude, Rihanna delivered her most cohesive body of work yet.
MusicJunk90 wrote:I have not spoke too fondly of RiRi music of late, but I FUXXXXXX with this
Glad she scrapped FFS, BBHMM, AO and went back to the drawing board. Didn't envisage her releasing a full PBR&B album, but it's possibly her strongest set to date alongside Rated R, but maybe because this is the type of music I'm into. That dark, alternative R&B Tinashe/SZA/Early Weeknd type vibe.
I guess her pop fans will be disappointed though!!
Rated R tracks like G4L would fit perfectly on ANTI too & that was always my favourite RiRi album.
truthless wrote:Had my 15th listen of the album in the train. Might be even more. I stan for this album. And usually I would never use a word like that.
Noahh wrote:I think why this album gets praised by both fans and non-fans is because with this album Rihanna shows artistic growth. It's by far her most cohesive and creative work sonically. She's stepping outside her comfort zone and this album feels like it is truly her. You can tell how invested she was in creating this album as well by her (co)writing on all songs except for the cover she did on the album.
I'm blown away by this album. It's so good. I was devastated that "A Night" wasn't on the tracklist initially but I'm happy that it will be on the deluxe edition.
Album is on repeat.
samra wrote:JUST FINISHED!!!! IN A TRANCE
AAAAAAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAMA SERVING US VOCALSZZZZ!!! YAS GAWD! YAS! I'M MORE THAN A LITTLE PRESSEDT AT THE NUMBER OF INTERLUDES AND THE FACT THAT PROMISED ISN'T ON THERE BUT YAAAAS @ EVERYTHING ELSE!!!! KISS IT BETTER!!! LOVE ON THE BRAIN!! YEAH I SAID IT!
Hermes wrote:This album is turning from a fan to a stan. I LIVE.
Biebz wrote:Same Ol' Mistakes Finally the Rihanna I've been waiting for
Pompeii wrote:Not to sound dramatic but I think it could be one of my favourite albums ever. Obviously time will tell but it's just totally my cup of tea and couldn't have come at a better time. I don't know if it will go down as a classic album to the general public but for me it definitely is.
I did a deep research through Wikipedia and I found this:abi wrote:Starting Off In A 3-Member Girl Group,
She Then Went Solo and Quickly Became One of the Biggest & Most Respected Acts Worldwide
DC3 was shooked.In 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. She was discovered in her home country Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers. Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with Rogers who commented, "The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist".
If I were one of the other girls after witnessing vocals like these I'd pretend I didn't exist too and that I didn't know pon.abi wrote:In 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. She was discovered in her home country Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers. Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with Rogers who commented, "The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist".
Hugo wrote:fave song of the year for me. ok, i'm done´
i'm done ok im' done
Hermes wrote:I can't believe she's served actual flawlessness since 2011. 4/ST/Lemonade truly are her best albums, but it especially amazes me how she gets even better with time while others generally decline when it comes to offering quality.
Nackar wrote:I am so, so glad she stopped going the poppy route. Her poppiest album to date, IMO, is also her worst, again, IMO: IASF.
Since then she's become more and more interesting to me with each album she's released. This is my favourite so far, for sure. If that means no longer scoring multiple pop smashes per era, I'll gladly take that.
menime123 wrote:Holy shit where did Freedom come from?
ThaInfo1 wrote:Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter…Idk how you keep improving but you do. Don’t stop. It's such an inspiration and makes me want to improve daily. I still think I love the Beyoncé album more but I can see this possibly beating it. Too soon to tell though. This is legit her story since the last album and it’s done so beautifully. I believe it’s about finding a power in forgiveness. I don’t think she’s telling everyone to forgive their sorry ass broke baby daddies, but for her…it was what her heart told her. And I’m sure Jay had to do some hard work to win her heart back. Also it dabs into how she had been affect by all the black lives matter situations as well, which is so important and feels my heart with so much joy that she speaks out about. So relatable, so masterfully done. Thank you, Beyoncé. So proud to be a stan of yours.
samra wrote:She experimented with so many different sounds and genres on this album, love it! Some of my faves:
Don't Hurt Yourself: Wasn't expecting a rock song from her but it's amazing! Top 2 or 3 off the album tbh
Daddy Lessons: Now country is definitely not what I was expecting but I'm here for it. This > Tayloo's discography
Hold Up: Love the island vibe, just wanna groooove to it. Plus the Soulja Boy/Keri Hilson sample at the end... Not sure if that's shade or not...... Mess
6 Inch: The chorus is soooo sexy. The Weeknd sounds so good with Bey.
Pray You Catch Me: What a statement making way to open the album.
Guru wrote:The album is so tasteful with every listen. She is continuously evolving with each album and I love that. I'd hate more pop jams like she's stuck where she started off. Someone mentioned here that the closing track being Formation says a lot about the album. And it does. If Formation is the closing track on the album, and it has such an intensive message, one can only imagine what the rest of the album is all about.
Also, many other artists just give us albums. No theme (well they think there is) etc. Beyoncé continues to break barriers. Music but with themes. Last time we had the visual album. Now we get a movie that incorporates her songs into it. It could have literally been another 12 track album with videos. But she finds ways to get the same message across in a different way.
I love Sandcastles. That. Piano. And then Freedom. I can hear she gives her all in the chorus.
DnBLover wrote:Pray You Catch Me is this album's best song. It's breathtaking.
But Daddy's Lessons is so unexpected and brilliant at the same time... That I would probably rank it #1 as this album's most remarking song.