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Rated R [CD]

Rihanna Audio CD
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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known as simply Rihanna, is a Barbadian R&B recording artist and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for then-label head ... Read more in Amazon's Rihanna Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B002QB1910
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,690 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Wait Your Turn (Album Version) 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hard (Album Version) [feat. Jeezy] 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Stupid In Love (Album Version) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rockstar 101 (Album Version) [Feat. Slash] 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Russian Roulette (Album Version) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fire Bomb (Album Version) 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rude Boy 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Photographs (Album Version) [feat. will.i.am] 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. G4L (Album Version) 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Te Amo (Album Version) 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Cold Case Love (Album Version) 6:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Last Song (Album Version) 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Rated R is the fourth studio album from award-winning artist Rihanna, featuring her first new material since the multi-platinum selling Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007. First single "Russian Roulette" was written and produced by Ne-Yo, whose long track record with Rihanna includes the hits "Unfaithful", "Hate That I Love You" and "Take A Bow". Sharing producer / writer credits on the album are Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart and more.

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RIHANNA Rated R (2009 UK 13-track CD album - Working with producers such as Ne-Yo Chase & Status Stargate Justin Timberlake The-Dream and Tricky Stewart and more Rihannas 4th studio album features the single Russian Roulette and includesguest appearances from Slash will.i.am and Young Jeezy)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic progression 16 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Ultimately, Rated R is an absolutely fantastic album with pretty much no fillers. This album has taken Rihanna to stronger and more powerful new heights that I'm sure nobody ever imagined would happen. Can you believe this is the same artist that released "Pon De Replay" and "SOS"?

Rated R is a very personal journal of the events that Rihanna has been through the past year; she experiments with new musical sounds completely, such as on the lead single "Russian Roulette," which is very reminiscent of "Question Existing" from the smash "Good Girl Gone Bad," though much better in quality (not to say the latter wasn't good, which it was!). Though while she investigates new and unheard musical adventures that the public would never come to expect from RiRi, she also keeps it within her boundaries by achieving success with the likes of "Wait Your Turn," which still isn't the generic-sounding same old you hear from most of Rihanna's peers these days. Other songs exploring her new side are the pop-rock/alternative number "Fire Bomb," as well as "Cold Case Love," an epic six minute build-up that is one heck of a song. She also maintains the catchiness of her past music on tracks such as "Rude Boy," which wouldn't go amiss on "Good Girl Gone Bad," and fierce, over the top tracks such as "G4L" bring out the more agressive, angry side in Rihanna, similar to the likes of "Breakin' Dishes," though she takes it up a level here.

There is honestly no filler on this effort, believe me when I say. People need to take this album as it is, instead of complaining about the lack of dance songs, or leave it. It's a shame the sole one-star review on this page has reviewed the album based on a simple case of parental advisory instead of the actual quality, which shows STRONG artistic development and creativity.

All in all, fantastic. Absolutely recommended.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great alternate direction... 16 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Being a fan of metal music mostly, artists in the mainstream don't generally appeal to me, but Rihanna has always had a sort of pulling factor for me. However, I've never bought her albums before - only downloaded selected songs, but upon hearing the first listen of this album, even I was blown away by most of the songs on it.

Yes, it's darker and edgier than her previous work, but that makes no difference as it works alongside Rihanna's stunning vocals. It's definitely an album that's in the same vein as the song "Disturbia", so if you're looking for something along the lines of her "S.O.S" or "Umbrella" songs, then this may not be the album for you.

Album highlights for me include Rockstar 101, Russian Roulette, Fire Bomb, G4L, The Last Song and my personal favourite, Cold Case Love. Definitely one I'll be buying...
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wait is over, and she delivers. 14 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Yes, Rihanna's style this time around, sonically and physically, is darker, raw, edgy and explicit. Yes there are those that are saying she's trying too hard, is now trying to be some sort of gothic rocker chick, but this is all clearly ignorance. If you appreciate artistic development, if you appreciate growth, this is the album for you. This is by far her best album to date (in my opinion) and I see 'Disturbia' from the Good Girl Gone Bad re-release as being the perfect introduction to her new sound and image. The album features production from The Y's (new production team Justin Timberlake is a part of), will.i.am, upcoming UK act Chase & Status, Polow da Don, Ne-Yo and The-Dream with Tricky Stewart. The album is explicit, yes, and I was shocked at first to hear her say the f word, and mother f, but it fits with the whole vibe. She is maturing and developing into a true artist. She could've went with another GGGB and been considered a generic sellout, but she chose to progress, and progress she has. I'll definitely be buying this album when it's out, and I've just ordered Good Girl Gone Bad since I don't have a physical copy yet. The tracks on this are catchy, deep, raw and artistic. If you like tight production, great vocals and clever writing, and of course..Rihanna, then this is the album for you. Definitely in my top 5 of 2009, and I've loved at least 30 new albums this year. I've not included a track by track review or a favourite track note, because I love every song.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This album is like Therapy 10 July 2012
By Pepper
Format:Audio CD
This album was penned when Rihanna was going through a hard time in her life and the album reflects that. This is no doubt her deepest album and is vastly different to her others. This album is like marmite- you either love it or hate it. And I for one, love it.

The album begins with an interlude "Mad House." This sets the tone of the album, and is a great interlude. However, I would have loved for it to have been made into a full song.

The next song "wait your turn" is not the best song on the album, but it is solid and is good lyrically. It has quite a dark tone to it, and the chorus is catchy. You may not like it on first listen but it is a grower.

"Hard" is a song I liked on first listen. It speaks of being strong emotionally and is very relevant to Rihannas own lift. It feels empowering to listen to.

"Stupid in Love" is the first ballad of the album. It is hard to not see the significance behind this song which is what makes it so powerful. I think everyone can relate to this song in a way.

"Rockstar 101" is different to anything Rihannas every done before. It didn't do to well in the charts, but it's chorus is one I couldn't get out of my head.

"Russian Roulette" was the first single of the album. When I first heard it I was disappointed. But this is another song that grows on you, and shows how much Rihanna has grown musically.

"Fire bomb" is one of the best kept secrets of the album, and in my opinion very underrated. It is not a song that would be released as a single but it is a very good song and one that you would probably like even if you weren't a Rihanna fan.

"Rude boy" is the smasher of the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rated R
5 years on and this is still my favourite album ever.
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its rihanna cant say anymore.
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a super product many thanks
Published 1 month ago by Mr. N. A. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of all Ri Ri albums cannot believe I waited ...
My favorite of all Ri Ri albums cannot believe I waited so long to buy this. It's raw has a raw sound and Rihanna has improved her vocals a lot on this. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Miss A L Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by kim
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Rihanna album
My favourite Rihanna album, all of the songs are strong, the vocals and production are excellent. I particularly like the song Te Amo which has a lovely Latin feel to it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Trev's reveiws
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
lots of good stuff here
Published 2 months ago by Kev P
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album.....Not my favourite though
As a big fan of Rihanna, I love all of her music: However if you like her albums such as Unapologetic and Loud, I would not advise you to purchase this album. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sam Andrew Babington
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Album was in perfect condition, came on time and still plays perfectly well. I'd definitely recommend it! One of the best albums by Rih
Published 6 months ago by Fariha Lamarr Tesfaye
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