RIHANNA ALBUMS, RANKED
I've been listening to Rihanna's new album, Anti, pretty much non-stop since Wednesday night. Her entire discography is pretty 🔥🔥🔥
- •Unapologetic (2012)This album is fine, but largely forgettable, especially compared to her other albums. Favorite song: Nobody's Business (even though I wish it featured literally anyone else besides Chris Brown). Breakout hit: Stay? I'm not sure there was a true breakout from this album.
- •Music of the Sun (2005)The world's introduction to Rihanna, the sweet, seemingly shy girl from Barbados. Favorite song: If It's Lovin' That You Want. Breakout hit: Pon de Replay. It's amazing how much she's transformed since this album.
- •A Girl Like Me (2006)I bought this CD, and her first, Music of the Sun, at the same time because Best Buy had like a 2 package deal. Classic, young Rihanna. Favorite song: We Ride. Breakout hit: Unfaithful.
- •Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)This album let Rihanna grow up a little, and officially cemented her as a pop star. Favorite song: Hate That I Love You. Breakout hit: Umbrella (the song that the radio played for approximately 3 years straight)
- •Loud (2010)After the darkness of Rated R, Rihanna came out with this, well, loud album of club bangers and songs all about drinking, sex, and having fun. Plus, this was chickenhead red hair Rihanna, and I loved it. Favorite song: What's My Name? Breakout hit: S&M (unfortunately, because I love Raining Men so much more).
- •Rated R (2009)Rihanna's darkest album, but also one of her best. The pain on this album is raw and moving. Favorite song: Cold Case Love. Breakout hit: Russian Roulette
- •Anti (2016)I haven't heard the three extra songs on the deluxe release yet, but this is easily one of her best albums. It has a vibe that's simultaneously perfect for laying on your bed brooding, reminding people not to mess with you, and dancing in the mirror. It gets better on every listen. Favorite (right now): Needed Me. Breakout: TBD
- •Talk That Talk (2011)In my opinion, this album is to Rihanna what Beyoncé's self-titled album was to her. It's frank, confrontational sexuality and sensuality, and an album that's all about cockiness. I love it. It didn't get nearly enough love. Favorite song: Talk that Talk. Favorite Interlude: Birthday Cake. Breakout hit (and best video): We Found Love