Music fans have tough decision to make as new albums from Rihanna and Beyonce have just hit stores and online retailers.
Rihanna – Rated R: We’ve been hearing and seeing Rihanna leaks for weeks, and today, the wait is finally ova. In Rated R, RiRi’s fourth studio album, she’s seems to be experimenting with a new sound a little more reminiscent of “Disturbia” and “Rehab” than “Umbrella” or “SOS.” Helping Rihanna forge ahead with her newest edition of self expression were Stargate, The Dream, Tricky Stewart and Justin Timberlake, just to name.
Rated R definitely lives up to its name with songs like “Mad House,” “Hard,” “Firebomb,” “Cold Case Love” and, of course, “Russian Roulette.”
Beyoncé – I Am…Sasha Fierece [Deluxe]: If you liked I Am…Sasha Fierce the first time, then Beyoncé is hoping you’ll love it the second time around. The “Diva” singer is releasing an amped up version of the album, which includes bonus tracks like “Poison” and the remix of “Video Phone” that features Lady Gaga
But Bey has more goodies for eager fans with the three-disc release of I Am…Yours. The first two discs are audio tracks of her live performances, but the third is a DVD of an intimate concert at The Wynn in Las Vegas.
— Sonya Eskridge