Rihanna & Calvin Harris “We Found Love”: Review Revue

Robbie Daw | September 22, 2011 1:36 pm

Early this morning, Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ collaborative single “We Found Love” hit the Internet, radio and, eventually, iTunes. With the eupho-Ri-a over a brand new song from the Barbadian fox ahead of the release of her sixth album (out November 21) still gripping us all these hours later, we felt obliged to snoop around and see what the rest of the World Wide Web had to say about the uplifting dance jam. Read on, pop fanatics! :: The Guardian cracks, “…she could have recited Nick Clegg’s conference speech from Wednesday over the sound of Harris cracking his knuckles and it would be a hit, so here’s to album number seven this time next year.”

:: Yours truly notes on Chart Rigger the following: “‘We found love in a hopeless place’ might just be the best pop lyric of 2011, and I’m not just saying that because Rihanna sings it about 20 times (or more)…”

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:: Newsday agrees: “It’s a club anthem in the broadest sense, but its spare lyrics, which largely revolve around Rihanna chanting ‘We found love in a hopeless place,’ are poignant and sweetly triumphant.”

:: Grantland quips, “The spotlight is on the bleeps and bloops, the beat buildup and breakdowns, those dramatic whoosh noises. People who regularly attend the Electric Zoo festival: Rihanna wants your money!”

:: PopCrush digs RiRi and Calvin’s pair-up, as well: “‘We Found Love’ is danceable but feels much brighter than a typical club banger, which makes it an ideal choice to preview the singer’s next record…”

:: The Smoking Section was feeling lovey-dovey, too: “The track’s produced by Calvin Harris and it’s all the way upbeat, much like finding love arguably should be. Feels like a perfect fit for A Night At The Roxbury dance scene and all I want to do right now is prance around and clap.”

:: Entertainment Weekly‘s Music Mix couldn’t get past the artwork: “…judging by the single cover, her place doesn’t look too hopeless, does it? Maybe there’s a building on fire outside the frame, and that fire hydrant doesn’t work. I guess that would be hopeless.”

:: The Prophet Blog made Shakespeare roll over in his grave after digging deep into his soul for this one: “It’s real cute.”

:: And PopJustice took the art of music reviews to an even higher level: “It sounds exactly like you’d expect a Rihanna and Calvin Harris song to sound. That is our review.”

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