• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2012
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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 406 Ratings

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  1. May 4, 2015
    5
    Katy Perry bursts back onto the scene with her amazing second album that is full to the grim of the tongue-in-cheek atmosphere that got herkhkkjhjghjbnnnnn
  2. Apr 28, 2015
    10
    esse album e maravilhoso,sheine brit lake a daimonde,prainha conseguiu a fama sem se escora,eu amo a riahhana,eu gostei e lindo so tem que muda a capa dessa mulher nariguenta peloada na capa
  3. Apr 23, 2015
    7
    Album Highlights = Diamonds, Stay, Jump, Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary, and No Love Allowed
    Album Low Points = Right Now and Get It Over With........
  4. Apr 15, 2015
    6
    Not a bad album, but Rihanna's worst. Like Talk That Talk, there are Chris Brown Fortune-esque ballads on here, but more here. And they're also worse than the ones on Talk That Talk. The production is good, helped by David Guetta, Mike Will Made It, Stargate among others, however Rihanna doesn't have much lyrically, and the ballads are just boring. Grade: B-/C+. Highlights: "Phresh Out theNot a bad album, but Rihanna's worst. Like Talk That Talk, there are Chris Brown Fortune-esque ballads on here, but more here. And they're also worse than the ones on Talk That Talk. The production is good, helped by David Guetta, Mike Will Made It, Stargate among others, however Rihanna doesn't have much lyrically, and the ballads are just boring. Grade: B-/C+. Highlights: "Phresh Out the Runway", "Numb", "Love Without Tragedy". Worst songs: "Nobody's Business", "Stay" Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2015
    10
    Liricamente e vocalmente é um álbum impressionante, deixando de lado as batidas eletrônicas do Talk That Talk e caindo dentro do R&B que consegue expor uma Rihanna novamente pessoal e livre de sua fase rebelde e sem remorsos com seu passado. Realmente é um álbum que teve seu destaque e hoje pode ser considerado um dos melhores da Bad Gal
  6. Mar 25, 2015
    10
    Maravilhoso, rainha mostrando mais uma vez como se faz farofa de qualidade, arrasou rainha a capa do álbum é maravilhosa super cura guei, dona do mundo ne mereceu muito o Grammy de melhor album urban...
  7. Mar 19, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Strong potensial album by Rihanna shows us that album can have club-ready tunes and strong ballads together.Vocals on this album are so strong and makes it beautiful,mature,funny,explicit record..... Expand
  8. Mar 14, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Presh Out The Runway 40/100
    Diamonds 90/100
    Numb 30/100
    Pour It Up 70/100
    Loveeeeee Song 30/100
    Jump 100/100
    Right Now 80/100
    What Now 50/100
    Stay 60/100
    Nobody Business 40/100
    Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary 20/100
    Get It Over With 40/100
    No Love Allowed 30/100
    Lost In Paradise 90/100
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  9. Jan 29, 2015
    10
    Liricamente e vocalmente é um álbum impressionante, deixando de lado as batidas eletrônicas do Talk That Talk e caindo dentro do R&B que consegue expor uma Rihanna novamente pessoal e livre de sua fase rebelde e sem remorsos com seu passado. Realmente é um álbum que teve seu destaque e hoje pode ser considerado um dos melhores da Bad Gal
  10. Jan 25, 2015
    7
    "Unapologetic" is a solid and very strong album. I venture to say that is the main release of Rihanna from "Good Girl Gone Bad", that established in the market once and for all. She continues to launch clips, singles and albums of frantic and without disappoint fans (at least musically!). It is extremely difficult to do what Rihanna is the period of time that it does. Even having a"Unapologetic" is a solid and very strong album. I venture to say that is the main release of Rihanna from "Good Girl Gone Bad", that established in the market once and for all. She continues to launch clips, singles and albums of frantic and without disappoint fans (at least musically!). It is extremely difficult to do what Rihanna is the period of time that it does. Even having a songwriting team and producers behind the great responsibility, vision and dedication is still your thing. This album marks the moment when Rihanna tries to divide your professional and personal, showing everyone that no matter what is happening in your life, or drugs that use it, or the boyfriend she chooses, she is also an artist who delivers a successful product. In other words, the "Unapologetic" brings one message: I can back it Expand
  11. Dec 23, 2014
    2
    Realmente é difícil escutar isso até o fim pois é péssimo.
    Um lixo,é inacreditável alcançar 61 por centos pelos críticos e 216 votos positivos no mínimo merece um voto mixo,mais ou menos mais merece mesmo um voto negativo.Mas os oito críticos que deram votos positivos são inúteis,incompetentes e desqualificados de seu cargo.
    Top 4 1-What Now 2-Diamonds 3-Stay 4-Lost In Paradise O
    Realmente é difícil escutar isso até o fim pois é péssimo.
    Um lixo,é inacreditável alcançar 61 por centos pelos críticos e 216 votos positivos no mínimo merece um voto mixo,mais ou menos mais merece mesmo um voto negativo.Mas os oito críticos que deram votos positivos são inúteis,incompetentes e desqualificados de seu cargo.
    Top 4
    1-What Now
    2-Diamonds
    3-Stay
    4-Lost In Paradise
    O resto é lixo musical
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  12. Dec 18, 2014
    8
    Phresh Out the Runway 40/100
    Diamonds 100/100
    Numb 100/100
    Pour It Up 100/100
    Loveeeeeee Song 85/100
    Jump 100/100
    Right Now 100/100
    What Now 30/100
    Stay 100/100
    Nobody's Business 100/100
    Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary 60/100
    Get It Over With 5/100
    No Love Allowed 100/100
    Lost in Paradise 100/100
  13. Dec 16, 2014
    6
    Rihanna could really have done something better, this album sounds like it was done anyway just to be released within one year, I think why the R8 ta taking so long, I hope to be better.
    Highlights: Diamonds and Jump
    Lows: Loveeee Song and Numb
  14. Oct 13, 2014
    8
    The songs on this album were very diverse, and not the same generic sound after another, more singles could have been formed. This showed how her vocals have changed and evolved.
  15. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    Since "Rated R", Rihanna wasn't so deep with her albums, but with "Unapologetic" she really came back to the darkness more powerful than all!

    Songs like "Stay", "What Now", "Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary", "Loveeeeeee Song" and "Half of Me" remind that brave Rihanna who really has so much to scream to the world, with so many hurts and tears. By the way, sings like "Pour It Up",
    Since "Rated R", Rihanna wasn't so deep with her albums, but with "Unapologetic" she really came back to the darkness more powerful than all!

    Songs like "Stay", "What Now", "Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary", "Loveeeeeee Song" and "Half of Me" remind that brave Rihanna who really has so much to scream to the world, with so many hurts and tears.

    By the way, sings like "Pour It Up", "Jump" and "Phresh Out The Runway" made her a luxury woman that just wanna have fun and show her money.

    Rihanna is amazing and "Unapologetic" too! I was really impressed with it. ♥
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  16. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee HUNTY.
  17. Jun 15, 2014
    2
    das Album ist ziemlich schlecht, das wirlkich einzig gute Lied ist wirklich nur Diamonds und Love Song, die anderen sind eher solalala, es gibt viel zu viel Dance, House, Elctronic und Pop, meiner meinung nach hat das album keinen Sinn, die Lieder sind schlecht geschrieben, und mittelmäßig produziert, es ist auch viel zu viel Mainstream mit keiner Roten linie, ich weiß wirklich nicht wasdas Album ist ziemlich schlecht, das wirlkich einzig gute Lied ist wirklich nur Diamonds und Love Song, die anderen sind eher solalala, es gibt viel zu viel Dance, House, Elctronic und Pop, meiner meinung nach hat das album keinen Sinn, die Lieder sind schlecht geschrieben, und mittelmäßig produziert, es ist auch viel zu viel Mainstream mit keiner Roten linie, ich weiß wirklich nicht was sie mit dem album sagen möchte, es ergibt einfach keinen sinn. Expand
  18. Jun 12, 2014
    10
    wonderful...one of her best albums...queen of pop music, love all songs,every lyric,everything!I pop,r&b,reggae,all together this album is amazing!!! love it
  19. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    You people who are saying the album is bad are retarded! Who cares she did a song with Chris brown! That's THEIR situation and THEIR business what happened. They're both alive and both still thriving artist who make excellent music. Life goes on! Why shld they not make music for the world because of that 1 Incident that happened years ago They let it go why can't y'all? Damn did it happenYou people who are saying the album is bad are retarded! Who cares she did a song with Chris brown! That's THEIR situation and THEIR business what happened. They're both alive and both still thriving artist who make excellent music. Life goes on! Why shld they not make music for the world because of that 1 Incident that happened years ago They let it go why can't y'all? Damn did it happen to y'all or them? I think the Cd is great Rhi! Expand
  20. Dec 6, 2013
    7
    Average album but things don't seem to be improving for Rihanna. The standout tracks have to be 'Diamonds', 'What Now' and'Nobody's Business' with the letdowns being 'Phresh Out The Runway', 'Numb' and 'Pour It Up'. But considering that by averaging out the 15 songs scores on the Deluxe edition I got 7 it shows that this album is actually pretty good.
  21. Dec 5, 2013
    10
    One of the best albums by Rihanna, if you go back to her first album in 2005, you will see how Rihanna has evolved!! This album is just as good as Loud. This album may be rushed but it doesn't defeat the fact that she releases good music. Very diverse!!
  22. Nov 24, 2013
    0
    Dull, numb and stupid. Rihanna releases a new single accompanied with other 13 songs that don't stand out. Best tracks: Diamonds. Listenable tracks: Pour it Up. Hated tracks: are there any more tracks on this album?
  23. Nov 18, 2013
    8
    This album is great! it has variety for different crowds, ''something for everyone''.
    The best songs on the album are Jump, No Love Allowed and Mother Mary/ Love without tragedy.
  24. Nov 16, 2013
    3
    We can clearly see a decline in Rihanna's music over the years. It seems like the fame has sunk into her and that she believes that whatever quality music she makes, it will still be purchased and acclaimed. Very disappointed!!!!
  25. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    Rihanna had a total up do upon this album, you see the vulnerability and emotion throughout the songs, She expresses situations she's experienced some of her other albums some what lacked. her voice and live voice have immensley improved. Great Album.
  26. Nov 4, 2013
    5
    This is one of the weakest albums Rihanna made. There are a few standout tracks like Diamonds, Stay and Half of Me but songs like Pour it up is a big disapointment. She needs a break.
  27. Nov 1, 2013
    3
    When diamonds first came out, I liked it but I thought it was a little bland. So when I heard an album of even blander songs, I was bored to death. In addition to that, half the songs sound like generic rap songs that every other artist does. What happened to Rihanna from the past?
  28. Nov 1, 2013
    8
    Well, there is no surprise...good job as always!
    I love affectional voice of Rihanna, every song on this album is authentic, regardless of genre ("Lost in paradise" electronic, house "Pour it up", "Numb"- hh, rave. She is so trueteller! I love Rihanna!
  29. Oct 27, 2013
    10
    Her best album to be honest. It experiments with electropop, R&B, club music and more, with catchy dance songs like Right Now and Lost In Paradise, urban tracks like Fresh Off The Runway and Pour It Up, ballads like Diamonds, What Now and Stay, reggae in No Love Allowed, retro in Nobody's Business and experimental tracks like Numb and Jump. The album truly delivers, it takes the listenerHer best album to be honest. It experiments with electropop, R&B, club music and more, with catchy dance songs like Right Now and Lost In Paradise, urban tracks like Fresh Off The Runway and Pour It Up, ballads like Diamonds, What Now and Stay, reggae in No Love Allowed, retro in Nobody's Business and experimental tracks like Numb and Jump. The album truly delivers, it takes the listener on a journey. Rated R was her best album until this one. Expand
  30. Oct 26, 2013
    8
    This Rihanna is clearly not at her best; Unapologetic is generally a flat and overproduced, too rushed record. The fact is that one some songs her vocals are good, but the songwriting and producing is lamentable, while on others the lyrics are good enough, but the production really lacks; or the other way round.

    Too bad for masterpieces like "Diamonds" (Rihanna's best song by far, and
    This Rihanna is clearly not at her best; Unapologetic is generally a flat and overproduced, too rushed record. The fact is that one some songs her vocals are good, but the songwriting and producing is lamentable, while on others the lyrics are good enough, but the production really lacks; or the other way round.

    Too bad for masterpieces like "Diamonds" (Rihanna's best song by far, and one of the best of 2010s) or "Love Without Tragedy". The balladry on this album is also worth listening to, but both "Stay" and "What Now" display a lack of songwriting skills, using dried out cliches and unmatching expressions, used just for the sake of rhyme. There is also some quality r&b music (namely on "Love Song" and "Get It Over With"), but the dance numbers from the album are surely the worst; "Jump" and "Phresh Out the Runway" are decent enough, but "Right Now" murders the whole record. Another wrecking ball for the album is "Nobody's Business", while "Numb" ft. Eminem is also a dull melody. All the other unmentioned songs are not that bad, but not that good either.

    This is actually a step back from her previous albums "Rated R", "Loud" and "Talk That Talk" and pushes Riri back to her dance-hall rooted sophomore album, 'A Girl Like Me'.

    8.3/10
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    70
    The now-24-year-old's voice may be simple, but it's distinctive--and as defiant as her album titles.
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    60
    Even when Unapologetic fails, it often does so in interesting ways.
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    40
    Sonically, the first half of Unapologetic picks up on the syrupy Southern hip-hop minimalism popular last summer, while much of the latter half is a grab bag of unwieldy balladry.