Average User Score: 2.9Nov 21, 2011On this record we hear very generic and undefined sound from Derulo again. The best songs are dance-y "Breathing", Caribbean styled "Fight ForOn this record we hear very generic and undefined sound from Derulo again. The best songs are dance-y "Breathing", Caribbean styled "Fight For You" and "Don't Wanna Go Home" that uses the Robin S song "Show Me Love". The rest are complete fillers.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Nov 21, 2011Rihanna's sixth album in six years. Impressive! And she still has that something. With this album, she will surely confirm her spot in the topRihanna's sixth album in six years. Impressive! And she still has that something. With this album, she will surely confirm her spot in the top of the music industry. As for the album, it has a similar "Loud" concept, with a few club bangers, heartbreaking ballads and R&B songs.
The strongest songs are, in my opinion Where Have You Been, a song that is definitely going to be a bigger success than We Found Love and maybe, but just maybe, Umbrella. Another very good song is Drunk On Love, a great mid-tempo song that shows the power of her vocal. As for the singles, I think that she could've chosen another song to be second single, but the choice was obvious, trying to repeat the success of What's my Name. Of course, there are some shockers, that are no shockers when we hear them on Rihanna album. Song **** is, I must say, one of the weakest from the album. Another very playful and dirty "song" is Birthday Cake, which would've been great for a urban single if it wasn't long for less than 80 seconds. Overall, it's a good album that will keep your attention until she releases a new one, and that could be very, very soon.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Aug 31, 2011As listening to this album you can really hear the lack of originality. Almost all songs remind of another song that you could hear on Top40As listening to this album you can really hear the lack of originality. Almost all songs remind of another song that you could hear on Top40 radio in the past 2 years (Night Of Your Life - Only Girl; Nothing Really Matters and Repeat - I Gotta Feeling; Turn Me On - S&M...). If we get over that, we have a generic pop record with club bangers and popular artists from today's music scene. In my opinion, the best songs are Where Them Girls At, Turn Me On & Without You.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Nov 19, 2010I must say, before I start that this album is FULL of surprises and great sounds...Her mixing of different genres and her great vocal isI must say, before I start that this album is FULL of surprises and great sounds...Her mixing of different genres and her great vocal is probably the reason why she's so successful in today's music industry.
I think it's great album but, honestly, I expected a little more great hit songs. I mean... it's gonna finish like Rated R... Only Girl made a big smash.... and also S&M will do the same.... maybe Cheers take on some charts but the rest is just gonna fade and there will be many nice songs that are gonna get forgotten because she didn't make a good balance between those slow jams and those smashes....
But still, it's a great album.... My favorites are Cheers, Skin, Only Girl & What's My Name... The weakest link is, at my opinion Complicated (she sang it very good but it has something that doesn't fit in this whole concept)....… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Aug 29, 2010An amazing album that shows Rihanna's dark side and a lots of provocative (Rude Boy, Rockstar 101, Hard) and those lyrics who describe herAn amazing album that shows Rihanna's dark side and a lots of provocative (Rude Boy, Rockstar 101, Hard) and those lyrics who describe her relationship with Chris Brown (Russian Roulette, Fire Bomb, Stupid In Love, Cold Case Love). With Rude Boy she got back to the bright Rihanna, unlike the whole trying to be a hard chick. On this record she fused various numbers of genres like pop, r'n'b, dub-step (Rockstar 101, Mad House, Wait Your Turn),mix of modern sound and dance hall in worldwide hit Rude Boy and she even tried to get more edgy and rock sound in Rockstar with Slash and in Fire Bomb.
Although the used a lots of auto tune in Rude Boy, Photographs, Fire Bomb, Rockstar, Hard and even in her beautiful ballad Cold Case Love we could see her amazing vocal abilities.
Again Rihanna proofed that she's a R&B Diva and shared with fans her painfull story.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Aug 29, 2010Teenage Dream is an excellent pop album really, really better sequel of One Of the Boys.
It's a balance of pop n disco sound with strongTeenage Dream is an excellent pop album really, really better sequel of One Of the Boys.
It's a balance of pop n disco sound with strong pop/rock ballads... The most different song is E.T. with some hip-hop elements and autotunish voice.
Her controversy isn't missing with quite ''opened'' peacock song.
It looks like we're going to have many worldwide hits including California Gurls and rising Teenage Dream.
After all, Well done Katy :)… Expand