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Album Review: Anti by Rhianna

Album Review: Anti by Rhianna
Eian Cushnie, '23

Released in 2016, Anti is the eighth studio album released by Rihanna. It marks a significant change from her previous pop and dance-oriented albums, featuring a more experimental sound combining R&B, soul, reggae, and hip-hop elements. The album opens with the haunting ballad "Consideration," featuring Jamaican singer-songwriter SZA, which sets the tone for the album's introspective and defiant themes. From there, the album goes into a diverse range of sonic landscapes, from the stripped-down and vulnerable "Love on the Brain" to the trap-tinged "Needed Me" to the reggae-inspired "Work" featuring Canadian rapper Drake. 

Overall, Anti is a bold and daring album that showcases Rihanna's evolution as an artist and her willingness to take risks and push boundaries. With its innovative sound, introspective lyrics, and masterful production, it's a standout album in its impressive discography and a testament to her artistry and creativity.

Favorite Songs
Same Ol’ Mistakes
James Joint

Worst song
Goodnight Gotham 

Overall 9.5/10