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Fifth album from the Barbados-born R&B /pop singer

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  1. 8.0 |   BBC

    It is brilliantly sassy and exuberant at times
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  2. 8.0 |   Spin

    This is a more mature nod to the bubbly pop that established her fame
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  3. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The sensuality and compassion on Loud is believable, plenty so to make us forget about her all too public misfortunes
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  4. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    More than a stocking stuffer but less than an idol, Rihanna has grown into one of the most reliable pop stars we've got
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  5. 7.0 |   BBC

    Certainly (if intermittently) lives up to the singer’s promise
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  6. 7.0 |   NME

    That voice, when she exploits the grit of that Barbadian buss to the max, is more unique and richly textured than ever
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  7. 7.0 |   The Observer

    Sonically, it's fairly unremarkable ... but its strident buoyancy is difficult to resist
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  8. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Packed with banging club beats and aggressive synth hooks
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  9. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Rihanna delivers every song like it’s a smash hit in the making
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  10. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Rather than follow the typical pop formula, Rihanna gives an album specifically catered to where she is now with her career, music, and life
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  11. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Doesn’t have the electricity that either a great pop controversy-stirrer like Madonna or a magisterial vocal presence like Beyoncé can summon
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  12. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    For better or worse, Rihanna continues to stylistically branch out on Loud
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  13. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The more interesting tracks are those with less salacious demands on her vulnerability
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  14. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Rihanna's voice emerges as a stronger instrument than previously suspected
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  15. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    At times brilliant, at others unlike anyone else out there and occasionally frankly a bit rubbish
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  16. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    This is Rihanna’s most versatile set of songs, spanning lilting reggae grooves that reflect her Caribbean roots to the kind of AOR country ballads that Taylor Swift would sing
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  17. 5.0 |   musicOMH

    A typical big budget pop album; nothing to sing about, but worth a dance
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  18. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The weaker songs will just be forgotten about in a few weeks anyway, skimmed over by taste-making iTunes downloaders who only vaguely recall a time when you either bought the whole album or none of it
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  19. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Robotic R&B, digital dancehall, perfunctory pop and boring balladry, plus obligatory celeb cameos
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  20. 3.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Loud is unfashionably short for a big budget major release
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