January 28, 2016


Stream Rihanna's New Album 'ANTI'

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for WESTBURY ROAD ENTERTAINMENT LLC

After three years and two months, Rihanna's new album ANTI is here. Now. In the world, where you can stream it (on Tidal only so far) and tweet about it. There is no iTunes version available as of this publication.

The 13-song album includes the new Drake-featuring single "Work," released today, Weds., Jan 27. Notably absent are 2015 singles "American Oxygen," "Bitch Better Have My Money" and "FourFiveSeconds." Read our track-by-track review of all 13 new songs right here.

Here's the ANTI tracklist:

1. "Consideration"
2. "James Joint"
3. "Kiss It Better"
4. "Work"
5. "Desperado"
6. 'Woo"
7. "Needed Me"
8. "Yeah, I Said It"
9. "Same ‘Ol Mistakes"
10. "Never Ending"
11. "Love On The Brain"
12. "Higher"
13. "Closer To You"

It often felt like the wait from 2012's Unapologetic to this day would never end, particularly for Rihanna die-hards who hadn't gone without a new record for longer than two-and-a-half years. (Not to mention the way she reliably fired off an album every November from '09 to '12.)

Known for ages as #R8, ANTI's true title and cover art were unveiled at the beginning of October 2015. Rih shared an Instagram post defining "anti" as "a person opposed to a particular policy, activity, or idea." Release date rumors came on a seemingly weekly basis from there on. At the end of November, she launched ANTIdiaRy, a frequently mysterious ongoing mobile experience that included moments like a thrilling New York scavenger hunt. On Dec. 10, Sia said Rih was still looking for songs for the album.

ANTI will give way to a sprawling world tour kicking off Feb. 26 in San Diego, Calif. and wrapping Aug. 12 in Zurich, Switzerland. Travis Scott will be the supporting act in North America; the Weeknd and Big Sean will tag along in Europe.

Next up on the Devastatingly Long-Awaited Major Album front: Frank OceanKanye West (Feb. 11, baby!) and Drake.