Concert review: Rihanna at TD Garden
Her repertoire has expanded, but her approach hasn’t changed. Pop/r & b idol and one-time Chris Brown batteree Rihanna continues to play the distant diva in live performance, staging a grand spectacle filled with massive video screens, glowing orbs and expansive wardrobes but revealing little about herself in the process.
The Barbadian star doesn’t bare her soul onstage, she doesn’t really dance — unless you consider writhing dancing — and her voice, while distinctive and strong within its prescribed range, doesn’t necessarily make her a standout singer.
At the nearly sold-out TD Garden last night, she did, however, bring star power and sex appeal to spare, along with a two-hour set list of mega-hits divided into segments defined by attire and mood…continue reading at the Boston Herald.