Rihanna - Anti

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Anti is the eighth studio album by Barbadian singer-songwriter Rihanna, originally released in January 2016 via Westbury Road and Roc Nation.

After releasing her 2012 album Unapologetic and touring in support of the album, she decided to take a break and pursue other artistic projects, which included starring in an animated movie Home. She began planning her new album in 2014, at which time she left her previous label Def Jam Recordings and joined her manager Jay-Z's company Roc Nation.

Work continued into 2015, during which she released three singles including "FourFiveSeconds", which reached the top 10 in several markets; they were ultimately removed from the final track listing. Anti was made available for free digital download on 28 January 2016.

As executive producer, Rihanna contributed to most of the album's lyrics and collaborated with producers including Jeff Bhasker, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Hit-Boy, Brian Kennedy, Timbaland and No I.D. to achieve her desired sound. The efforts resulted in a departure from Rihanna's previous dance and club music genres and created a primarily pop and R&B album, with elements of dancehall and soul. The producers incorporated dark, sparsely layered, minimalist song structures, with most of Anti's lyrics dealing with the complexities of romantic love and self-assurance.

The distinctive and unique album artwork was designed by Israeli artist Roy Nachum. The album's front cover shows an image of Rihanna, which was taken on her first day of day care, holding a black balloon, with a gold crown covering her eyes; the majority of the artwork is black and white with a "smattering" of red paint. Speaking about the cover art's concept, Nachum stated that he painted a young Rihanna to represent her "bringing something new" to music. Over the red, black and white canvas there is a poem written in Braille by poet Chloe Mitchell; the braille follows the theme of the album's singles artwork which also features the same technique. Speaking on her choice to use the language, Rihanna commented, "Sometimes the ones who have sight are the blindest."

The album was released to positive reviews from music critics and at Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 73, based on 31 reviews.

Anti peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart and also reached #7 in the UK and #5 in Australia.

Four singles have been released from the album to date: Work, Kiss It Better, Needed Me and Love on the Brain.

This is a limited double album 2LP record set on black vinyl housed in a tri-fold sleeve embossed with Braille and includes 5 lithographs, pressed in the US.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1       

Consideration (Feat. SZA)                        

2:41

A2

James Joint

1:12

A3

Kiss It Better

4:13

A4

Work

3:39

B1

Desperado

3:06

B2

Woo

3:56

B3

Needed Me

3:12

B4

Yeah, I Said It

2:13

C1

Same Ol Mistakes

6:37

C2

Never Ending

3:23

C3

Love On The Brain

3:44

D1

Higher

2:01

D2

Close To You

3:58

D3

Goodnight Gotham

1:28

D4

Pose

2:24

D5

Sex With Me

3:26

SKU 851365006950
Record Label Def Jam Recordings
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0025134-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 07 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 28 January 2016
Barcode # 851365006950
Shipping Weight 0.7350kg
Shipping Width 0.014m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001380m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Tri-Fold Cover with Embossed Braile, Five Lithographs Included
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hip Hop
Genre R&B
Genre Pop
Format VINYL LP

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