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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's Rihanna's New Single "Diamonds"

Thank god Rihanna has chucked the generic dance thump of many of her previous singles (though I still dig "We Found Love") and switched up the sound for her lead offering from her 723rd album, which is due out this November.

Sia wrote "Diamonds" (it was produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco), and the lyrics therefore display a bit more maturity — and far less of a sexual overtone — than RiRi's more recent offerings. The mid-tempo beat reminds me of slower '70s disco like "Love To Love You Baby" for some reason.

Anyway, really loving this track. Nice switch-up for Rihanna. Don't fuck it up with the album like you did with that grating pile of cack Talk That Talk, though, hooker.

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  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger John said…

    I'm pleasantly surprised. While the later singles on each album of hers fail to excite me, she usually has one show-stopper, and this fits that pattern. I will at least check out the whole album now that I've heard this gem.

  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Agreed. But that last album was atrocious. Loud was the first one I could listen to the whole way through, to be honest.

  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger countpopula said…

    The only full album I've gotten through more than once is Good Girl Gone Bad. It's one thing to leave a legacy of great singles and another to leave one of subpar albums. I've been waiting for this chick to chuck out a greatest hits for a while now. Doesn't she have like 30 singles now with 20 going top 20? How many do you need to have for a collection these days? Geez.


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