AOTY 2019
Rihanna - Loud
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2010 Ratings: #596 / 865
User Score
Based on 457 ratings
2010 Ratings: #179
November 16, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam / Label
Pop, Dance Pop, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
Drowned in Sound

At times brilliant, at others unlike anyone else out there and occasionally frankly a bit rubbish.

notbuzzzila
75
REALLY GOOD

I used to think Rihanna wasn't that good. I didn't actively hate her, but I just didn't care for her any of her music. That being said, I thought ANTI was a pretty good release, and though they never stood out as all that great my first time around, I thought I'd give a few of her other albums another listen. After all, now I'm much more of a poptimist than I once was. I'm glad I gave Loud another chance--this is easily one of my favorite ultra-mainstream radio dance-pop albums of ... read more
HoodieBraden
77
Yes, it includes the most bangers and most nostalgia, but it is not her best album by any means.
Oxide
85
The album that many consider the peak of Rihanna's career. 'Loud' is an excellent pop album, and it delivers wonderfully throughout its runtime.

Personally, I feel like 'Loud' is the quintessential album of "upbeat, fun" Rihanna. From the get go it delivers pop hit after hit, with tracks like 'S&M', 'What's My Name' and 'Fading'. The production is solid, instrumentation is relatively clean and safe, but it works well- and Rihanna's vocals are as good as ever. The only thing ... read more
holsgr
43
( ☆☆ ) uninspiring/flawed music
dyelir
78
This will go down as the best Rihanna album circa-Umbrella. Every song matches beat-to-lyrics so well. The tribulations the most consistent pop star in the world has gone through paid off with this album. Though, like a lot of radio-song flooded albums nowadays, there are a few tankers in here.
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Decade Lists

#84/Billboard (2010s)

Track List

  1. S&M 
  2. What's My Name? feat. Drake 
  3. Cheers (Drink To That) 
  4. Fading
  5. Only Girl (In The World)
  6. California King Bed
  7. Man Down 
  8. Raining Men feat. Nicki Minaj 
  9. Complicated 
  10. Skin 
  11. Love The Way You Lie (Part II) feat. Eminem
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