Grade = B+
What a dark and beautiful song. Nothing like anything on the radio right now. Even unlike Rihanna’s own past music. Despite being so different from what is dominating pop radio at the moment, the hook is undeniably haunting and will stay in your mind long after hearing it. And isn’t that exactly what a great radio song is supposed to do?
Rated R is set to be released on November 23, 2009. Because of their strategically-placed release dates, Rated R and The Fame Monster are going to be the best-selling albums of the holiday season this year. When it happens, don’t forget that you read it here first on The Hit Music Academy.
Dexter Bryant Jr. (d.BRYJ)
DbryJ Music Media Group