Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track reviews: ‘Lost in Paradise’

rihrihsdiamond The final track off of Unapologetic is a mid-tempo extra that’s not bad, really.  The song’s got a melancholy feel to it, much like several other songs on this album, but it’s also got a more up tempo sound in the chorus, complete with a funky electronic groove.  Oh, and the reviewers at Billboard … More Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track reviews: ‘Lost in Paradise’

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track Reviews: ‘No Love Allowed’

bandatribal Rihanna always works in one reggae-flavored tune on each of her albums, and No Love Allowed is it on Unapologetic.  This one’s got that familiar reggae percussion as a backdrop to RiRi’s Barbadoan-tinged vocals, pleading with the love police after her love ‘murdered’ their romance.  Nice song for those of you who like the … More Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track Reviews: ‘No Love Allowed’

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track Reviews: ‘Get It Over With’

sohh The next track is so slow it’s a real snoozer…always a skip for me when I reach it on the iPod.  Way too slow and just plain boring…makes me yawn! After such a good song, I just can’t wait to get over this one!  Check out Get It Over With if you need some … More Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track Reviews: ‘Get It Over With’

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track Reviews: ‘Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary’

Red lipstick, rose petals, heartbreak I was his Marilyn Monroe Brown eyes, tuxedos, fast cars A James Dean on the low Dean on the low One of my favorite tracks on Unapologetic is actually two songs in one.  The first part, Love Without Tragedy is inevitably connected to Ri-Ri’s connection to Chris Brown, with whom … More Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Track Reviews: ‘Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary’

Rihanna’s "Unapologetic" Track Reviews: "Nobody’s Business," featuring Chris Brown

HelloBeautiful The next song would be noteworthy if only because it reunites Rihanna with Chris Brown, her former boyfriend with whom the singer shared a notoriously fiery and controversial relationship.  Regardless of anyone’s opinion of the two, this one’s pretty good.  The song is upbeat and it reminds me of one of those cool 80’s … More Rihanna’s "Unapologetic" Track Reviews: "Nobody’s Business," featuring Chris Brown

Rihanna’s "Unapologetic" Track Reviews: "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko

BET I’ve said it before and I say it here again that Rihanna has a certain strength in making melancholy ballads, and the 9th track on Unapologetic is one of my favorites on the album.  This time, she gets a little help from up and coming recording artist Mikky Ekko, whose soft, sweet voice blends … More Rihanna’s "Unapologetic" Track Reviews: "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko