Song of the Day #5,097: ‘We All Want Love’ – Rihanna

‘We All Want Love’ is a cut from Rihanna’s 2011 album Talk That Talk, at that point her sixth album in seven years. She released Unapologetic the following year, then took an uncharacteristic four-year break before dropping Anti, arguably her best work to date.

And since Anti… six years and counting, with many promises of new material, none of them fulfilled. Rumors of an imminent release have persisted since at least 2019.

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Song of the Day #1,250: ‘We Found Love’ – Rihanna

I’m a Rihanna fan, but even I am a little perplexed by the strong reviews for her latest album, Talk That Talk. I’ve seen several publications call it her best yet, which makes no sense to me.

Rihanna’s career peak came with the R&B/pop smash Good Girl Gone Bad, which I’ve likened to a modern-day Thriller, and its follow-up, Rated R, the dark, raw reaction to her encounter with domestic violence. Together, those albums cement Rihanna’s place in the upper echelon of modern pop stars.

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