Top positive review
on 30 June 2017
I bought this CD basically for the second track – “Diamonds”. The first time I heard the song (and here I should point out that I am not a Rihanna fan by any normal sort of idea of the word fan) was when it was sang along to and danced to in the film “Girlhood” (original French title “Bande de Filles”). "Diamonds" works so brilliantly in the film and the song has stayed in my head ever since I heard it.
For all that I love “Diamonds” this CD (and Rihanna for that matter) is a big departure from anything I would normally be listening to, which recently has been a mixture of Rolling Stones, Motown, Alabama Shakes, Pascale Picard and Édith Piaf to name a few. I doubted I would like much else on “Unapologetic” and most of it possibly won’t get played too much by me if I’m honest, but there are a couple tracks that I also like other than (if not as much as) “Diamonds” – those two tracks are: “Stay” and “No Love Allowed”.
So Rihanna’s music might not on the whole be my usual choice but even just for the second track, this CD, for me is worth a very well deserved five stars!
For any Rihanna fans who have got as far as this in reading my review who are not familiar with “Bande de Filles” I would recommend checking out a trailer for the film – I think that it’s a great film and the segment with “Diamonds” in is nothing short of brilliant.