01 Apr Review of Rihanna’s “Anti”
I f*** with Rihanna.
So don’t think I’m playing around when I’m writing this up. (KSUA has been notoriously anti-Top 40 since the 90s, so covering Rihanna whose at #1 right now turns us on our heads.)
Rihanna’s been showing off how little she cares in the press and working with semi-underground artists for her newest and well- anticipated album, “Anti”.
The standout single, “Work” is no more challenging than “808s and Heartbreaks” is today after this “Indie” sound has become undistinguishable from mainstream hip-hop and club music.
As for the rest of the album, there a vibes of neo-soul, trap bangers and old-school Rihanna ballads.
The electric guitar on “Kiss It Better” is obnoxious and sounds displaced like the one in Sosa and Ye’s “I Can’t Hold My Liquor” from 2013. The acoustic guitar, however, allows Rihanna to really let out her emotions in the track “Never Ending”.
“Woo” is further proof that Rihanna and Travis Scott are dating for those who care. “Desperado” is one of the least interesting songs on the record for sure.
What would we do without DJ Mustard. The man delivers a brooding bass track with filtered vocal cuts and Rihanna morphs into the next FKA Twigs.
“Same Ol Mistakes” is a must hear. Its produced by the frontman of Tame Impala for those who don’t know. Ah, now your hear it… oh yeah.
“Goodnight Gotham” is the most out there song instrumentally, and “Sex With Me” for those who listen to the bonus tracks is the most out there lyrically.
Lastly, “Pose” is the closest jam to “B***** Better Have My Money”, and I am so tired of “Work”.
“Work, work, work, work, work, work
Work, work, work, work, work, work!
Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt!
Work, work, work, work, work, work”