Album of the Year 2016: Rihanna – Anti

Rihanna’s latest album Anti is motivating – particularly for women. Female empowerment is prominent in the majority of the songs, with lyrics such as “I got to do things/ My own way darling” taken from ‘Consideration’ and “You need me/ There’s no leaving me behind” from ‘Desperado’, feeling like call to women everywhere to distinguish their own self-reliance. All this sits comfortably alongside the open flaunting of her relationship with cannabis in ‘James Joint’, eschewing the tired tropes of what constitutes an acceptable ‘female role model’. The overall vibe of the album and her grainy, enthralling voice elevates her into an icon for steadfast individuals worldwide.

Written for Audio Addict Magazine

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