The Rundown: Rihanna, Unapologetic

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"Half of Me"

"Half of Me" is another pop power ballad — with a little bit of dubstep thrown in yet again for good measure. It's strange that it's only available on the deluxe version, because it's a worthy closer for Rihanna's most introspective, most personal (writing credits aside), most cohesive album, her first that doesn't just seem like a focus-grouped collection of singles. "You saw me on the television," she sings, "hanging out my dirty linen." Of course, there's the possibility, even likelihood, that the confessional, tabloid-fodder lyrics on Unapologetic are just an attention grab. But publicity stunts rarely sound this good. Even hungry hostages trapped on her ill-fated 777 private-jet tour would probably agree: Unapologetic is Rihanna's best album yet. 

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