Everything You Need To Know About Rihanna's ANTI, In GIFs

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Were you lucky enough to download the free version of Rihanna's new surprise album, ANTI?

If you were, you already know that Rihanna's eighth album unveils a totally raw and daring new side of herself. If not, then do it right now...what are you waiting for?

It's a big turning point for Bad Gal RiRi. We feel the "anti" vibe down to the core of this album. It sounds like she's trying to appeal to a new type of listener. With no stand-out booty shakers, like "Rude Boy" and "We Found Love," she has left her old radio-loving audience in the dust.

There's no bad-ass girl anthem, like "Bitch Better Have My Money," or get-stuck-in-your-head-all-day choruses like "Umbrella." But there are plenty of emotional, creative, and overall surprising tracks.

The whole album (non-deluxe version) is less than 45 minutes long, but still attracted a lot of hot contributors, including The Weeknd, SZA, Timbaland, Travis Scott, and Drake.
Now, let's dissect them, one-by-one.
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1. Consideration

The One That Perfectly Sets The Mood For The Album

Best line: Let me cover your shit in glitter / I can make it gold
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2. James Joint

The One That You Light One Up To (If You Live In A State Where That Is Legal & You Have The Proper License)

Best line: I'd rather be smoking weed / Every time we breathe
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3. Kiss It Better

The One That Newly Single Girls Will Relate To & Cry Along With

Best lyric: What are you willing to do? / Tell me what you're willing to do?
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4. Work

The One With Drake That Isn't As Good As I Hoped It Would Be & Has A Highly Anticipated Music Video

Best line: Work work work / Work work
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5. Desperado

The One That You Need To Crank Up & Try To Dance To

Best line: Desperado / Sittin' in an old Monte Carlo
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6. Woo

The One That The Weeknd & Travis Scott Worked On

Best line: I don't really care aboutcha no more / I don't even really care aboutcha no more
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7. Needed Me

The One That Sounds The Most Like A "Bad Gal RiRi" Song

Best line: Didn't they tell you that I was a savage? / Fuck your white horse on the carriage
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8. Yeah, I Said It

The Sexy One You Can Slow Grind (& Do Other Things) To

Best line: Take it home on your camera phone / Get a little bad
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9. Same Ol' Mistakes

The One That Sounds Nothing Like Old RiRi, But Is Pretty Magical

Best line: I feel like a whole new person / So how will I know what it's like
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Note: If you like this song, I suggest you check out Tame Impala right now. Because this is their song (literally) that Rihanna covered and retitled.
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10. Never Ending

The One You Can Sing Along To

Best line: The drug and the dream / I lost connection / Oh come back to me / So I can feel alive again
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11. Love On The Brain

The Surprising Amy Winehousey One With Maj Vocal Range

Best line: It must be love on the brain / That has got me feelin' this way / It beats me black and blue / But it fucks me so good
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12. Higher

The Other Soulful Emotional One Where She Drunk Dials

Best line: This whiskey got me feelin' pretty / So pardon if I'm impolite
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13. Close To You

The Slow Piano One You Can Skip

Best line: I love in your direction / Hoping that the message goes somewhere close to you
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Overall prognosis? Rihanna took a big experimental leap on this album. She combined synth sounds and heavy 808 beats with piano ballads and emotionally charged lyrics. It's a lot to take in at once, especially since it is nothing like her old sound.

But after a few repeats, you learn to like 'em all.
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Welcome, Anti-Rihanna 2.0.
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