Talk That Talk [Explicit] [+Digital Booklet]

November 21, 2011 | Format: MP3

Song Title
Digital Booklet: Talk That Talk

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 21, 2011
  • Release Date: November 21, 2011
  • Label: Def Jam Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 37:27
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00689ILQC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #734 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I can put this cd in and ride for days.
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Her voice is amazing, so emotive and complex.
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The rest of her songs are just pretty good.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Yanez on January 2, 2012
Format: Audio CD
When it comes to music sales, it's a fairly obvious fact that a large percentage of those sales occur within the first week of release. With that in mind, one can conclude that most members of Rihanna's Navy have gotten their hands on a copy of "Talk That Talk" by now. As for everyone else, whether you are a casual Rihanna fan or have been too busy to pick up this CD, you are most likely reading reviews of people expressing their various thoughts and opinions of Rihanna's latest musical effort. I'll get straight to the point- while I do consider myself a fan of Rihanna's work, I have to admit that some of my expectations were not met. For the most part however, I thoroughly enjoyed this album and I will be listing to it for a long time.

I hate to restate the obvious, but this is clearly Rihanna's most sexual album to date. If "Loud" was about sex, then, by comparison, "Talk That Talk" would be about a group orgy in the campaign offices of a GOP nominee. Not every song is about sex, however; there are also a few songs about love and acceptance in the form of mid tempos, ballads, and even dance tracks.

"You Da One" opens the album with Rihanna singing about a man she's allegedly in love with. In case you haven't already heard this on the radio, this is a mid tempo track with an uplifting mood. This is not a bad way to start the album, and makes the song a reasonable choice for a second single. The bridge of the song features a dub-step breakdown and Rihanna teases "You shouldn't have hit it like that, [you shouldn't have] had me yelling like that." The incorporation of dup-step was somewhat predictable given the current `trend' in radio music, but in this case, the breakdown does not necessarily detract from the song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Isarizal on February 23, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Rihanna's sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk", is a decent album. As a Rihanna fan, I like this album better than "Music of the Sun" and "Rated R" but I don't like it as much as "Good Girl Gone Bad", "A Girl Like Me", or "Loud". "Talk That Talk" is upbeat almost the way through and is balanced between American R&B/hip-hop and European electro-house. Unlike her other albums, there is only one slow ballad on the album and no occasional rock track. And at under 40 minutes, it is Rihanna's shortest album to date.

Many of the album's songs have good beats. My favorite song on the album is "You Da One". It's a mid-tempo song with a very catchy chorus and elements of dubstep and reggae. "We Found Love" and "Where Have You Been" are produced by British electro-house DJ Calvin Harris. Calvin Harris is one of the best at what he does, and these tracks are no exception. Unless you've been living under a rug, you've heard "We Found Love". The title track, "Talk That Talk", has a fast, heavy hip-hop beat; "Cockiness (Love It)" is dancehall infused; "Birthday Cake" is just a minute and a half long and features a slowed down electro beat. The latter two are the, umm, racy side of the album.

However, the lyrical content on the album is lacking. "Talk That Talk" was released less than a year after "Loud", and it shows. Many of the songs feature the same lines repeated over and over, and have lyrics that are not clever or inventive. The album only ballad, "Farewell", is underwhelming. "We All Want Love" is a mid-tempo song that does have good lyrical structure.

Even though I like six or seven of the songs on the album, none of them stand out like "Umbrella", "Unfaithful", or "What's My Name?" however.

If you are a Rihanna fan or a fan of pop music that is R&B-based or club-based, you may or may not be satisfied with this album.

(3 1/2 out of 5 stars)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francisco Hernandez Jr. on March 22, 2013
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First off, this album sounds too similar to albums Loud and Rated R! Every year its the same routine! Rushing an album right before Black Friday. About half of this album is catchy and makes me dance while the other half makes me depressed. I admit i love Rihanna's music, i have all her albums so far (MOFS, AGLM, GGGB, RR, Loud, TTT, and Unapologetic) but Rihanna should have re-released Loud like she did with GGGB back in 2008 instead of rushing an album that has nothing new to offer.

You Da One (3/5): This song is catchy yet annoying, i don't know why Rihanna chose this single after We Found love, this song sounds too sexual just like the rest of the album, she sounds like she is obsessed with her lover and wants to please him.

Where Have You Been (5/5): I F***** Love This Song! It's so catchy, when i first heard this i was like "Ohhh nooo! another ballad." but as i listened to this song i realized that Rihanna has found a man that she has been searching for all her life with and additional beat breaks to enhance the song. Too bad it only reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, i believe this would had been a great follow up single to We Found Love instead of You Da One. A Must listen! "I've been everywhere man looking for someone, someone who can please me love me all night long. I've been everywhere, man looking for you babe, looking for you babe, searching for you babe."

We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris (4/5): This song gets pretty annoying after 10 weeks at number one. This song is Rihanna's best selling single since Umbrella in 2007. We Found Love sounds like Rihanna sang half of the song while Clavin Harris added beats and background music throughout the whole song.
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