ANTI doesn't start with a loud radio bang like Rih's previous albums. This is fucking funky, a groove-sound I was surprised to hear even on an album pre-destined to be her most diverse yet. And yet, outstanding SZA collaboration and influence aside, it's imbued with that classic fuck-you-I'll-do-what-I-want swagger only Rihanna possesses. Capitalizing the mission statement, what a perfect way to start. —Frazier Tharpe