“Unapologetic,” Rihanna’s seventh full-length album, is a mix of genres including dubstep, electronic dance music, R&B and pop. The album is similar to her previous recordings.
“Unapoligetic” has already reached success, appearing in the top 10 of over 20 national charts.
The single “Diamonds,” released in September, has received recognition, topping the US Billboard Hot 100, as well as the charts in 12 other countries. Like the majority of her songs, “Diamonds” is about love and mixes soul and electronic tones with an orchestral accompaniment.
Other singles include “Nobody’s Business,” which features Rihanna’s rapper ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who many critics believe was her inspiration for this album.
Other well-known artists featured in “Unapologetic” are Mikky Ekko, David Guetta, Future and Eminem.
Rihanna also conforms to the now-popular dubstep style, most prevalent in “Jump.” This is a new sound for her, but the dubstep does contribute to the club-like style that makes her songs so popular.
Throughout the album, Rihanna shows off her talent by reaching all the highs and lows. In “Loveeeee Song” her voice drops low, but in “Diamonds,” she wows listeners with her ability to hit the high notes.
The variety of sounds heard in “Unapologetic” is Rihanna’s strongest asset in the album. Ultimately, she will continue to have commercial success because of the way her album reaches a variety audiences.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars