Review | Rihanna, Loud

Credit: Ahmad Elatab-SaleemElatab/Splash

Out Tuesday 11/16

Us Rating: *** 1/2

Taking a cue from "Rude Boy," the No. 1 smash from her otherwise dreary 2009 CD, Rated R, Rihanna pumps her fifth effort with like-minded whizzy, Caribbean-accented dance cuts. A delectable sample: the Top 10 hit "Only Girl (In the World)." And she’s not afraid to go to kinky limits, as on the slinky "Skin." (Def Jam)