• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2012
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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 643 Ratings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee HUNTY.
  9. 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.
  10. 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........
  11. Jan 29, 2016
    10
    RAINHA DO POP PIOR ALBUM DELA POREM ESTAMOS AKI PRA AUMENTAR A NOTA NE NOM -q ..........................................................................................................................................................
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. Mar 14, 2015
    0
    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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  16. May 25, 2016
    8
    1. Phresh Out the Runway 60/100
    2. Diamonds 65/100
    3. Numb 100/100
    4. Pour It Up 95/100
    5. Loveeeeeee Song 65/100
    6. Jump 100/100
    7. Right Now 95/100
    8. What Now 30/100
    9. Stay 90/100
    10. Nobody's Business 85/100
    11. Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary 65/100
    12. Get It Over With 10/100
    13. No Love Allowed 100/100
    14. Lost in Paradise 100/100
    15. Half of Me 65/100

    Metascore: 75
  17. 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
  18. May 4, 2015
    1
    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
  19. Jul 6, 2015
    3
    PUTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ não nem dar pra dormir escutando isso uma tortura Thumbs Up for Stay,What Now,Diamonds & Lost In Paradise o resto é lixooo
  20. Apr 4, 2016
    3
    .....................................................................................................A Disaster 61% for critics is joke, no isn't the critics of music always have been average, of the movies bad.... but 61% for this is innacetable
  21. Jul 20, 2015
    3
    Péssimooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ñ acredito Drones-Muse possui duas críticas negativas e essa merda só uma... QUE PORRA DE CRÍTICOS DE MERDA SÃO ESSES TIRANDO 1
  22. Sep 10, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of Rihanna's best albums!!!I like the Adult style of the album!!! A disadvantage of 'Unapologetic' is its hardcore yrics at sometimes... But I like Rihanna's voice a lot!!! Expand
  23. Nov 2, 2015
    4
    Apart from "Diamonds" and very few other songs, this one is irrelevant. It probably wasn't of my kind, but being repetitive and showing the "bronx-ghetto woman" attitude seems cheap here. Just a simple commercial overproduced product. For hardcore fans, not for anyone.
  24. Dec 10, 2015
    10
    an amazing piece of art like all her albums,love herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  25. Jan 29, 2016
    0
    I've been everywhere, man
    Looking for someone
    Someone who can please me
    Love me all night long
    I've been everywhere, man
    Looking for you, babe
    Looking for you, babe
    Searching for you, babe
  26. Jan 28, 2016
    10
    album de hits
    perfeito do inicio ao fim como sempre
    rihanna n decepciona os fans
    amei adorei? achei tudo?
    PHRESH OUT THE RUNWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
  27. Apr 27, 2016
    10
    This is a MASTERPIECE. Everything about this album is right. Rihanna's vocals have grown so much and it shows. She always manages to outdo herself....
  28. Feb 5, 2016
    10
    I love the vocal performances in this album. From Diamonds to Stay,Right Now and What Now to the elements of hip hop in Phresh out the Runway or Pour it up. It's just so perfect.
  29. Feb 12, 2016
    10
    Simplesmente perfeito, recheado de hits que só a Rihanna consegue ter. Um álbum que foi feito após uma grande perda em sua vida, mas mesmo assim foi um álbum muito bem feito. Parabéns Rihanna por sempre fazer o melhor!
  30. Apr 4, 2016
    3
    ........................................................................................................................................................A Trash...........with few excessions
Metascore
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.