18 Songs, 1 Hour 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rihanna's seventh studio album has her collaborating again with David Guetta, Chase & Status, The-Dream, and StarGate, as well as newcomers Labrinth and Mike WiLL Made It. “Phresh Out the Runway” opens with warped techno tones and twerky hip-hop beats blasting like aerosol paint under Rihanna as she throws down hard claims and warnings. Chris Brown turns up on “Nobody’s Business”: a defiant duet built over a Michael Jackson–flavored foundation where the two proclaim their love for each other despite their publicly turbulent relationship. Eminem returns for the euphoric “Numb.” It’s easy to understand why “Diamonds” was chosen as the lead single. Compared to the album’s tough attitude, it's a soft breath of melodic light. Where “Nobody’s Business” flaunts her relationship with Brown to a judging audience, “Diamonds” sounds like a heartfelt serenade intended for his ears only. The deluxe version contains the piano ballad “Half of Me” and two remixes of “Diamonds.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rihanna's seventh studio album has her collaborating again with David Guetta, Chase & Status, The-Dream, and StarGate, as well as newcomers Labrinth and Mike WiLL Made It. “Phresh Out the Runway” opens with warped techno tones and twerky hip-hop beats blasting like aerosol paint under Rihanna as she throws down hard claims and warnings. Chris Brown turns up on “Nobody’s Business”: a defiant duet built over a Michael Jackson–flavored foundation where the two proclaim their love for each other despite their publicly turbulent relationship. Eminem returns for the euphoric “Numb.” It’s easy to understand why “Diamonds” was chosen as the lead single. Compared to the album’s tough attitude, it's a soft breath of melodic light. Where “Nobody’s Business” flaunts her relationship with Brown to a judging audience, “Diamonds” sounds like a heartfelt serenade intended for his ears only. The deluxe version contains the piano ballad “Half of Me” and two remixes of “Diamonds.”

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