Rihanna - Talk That Talk Reviews

Based on 6 critics - Overal Score:  63/ 100

Enough with the chains and whips already. Ever since 2009's Rated R, the relentlessly dark, blood-on-your-hands record she released after being assaulted by her then boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna, 23, has equated falling for someone with feeling tortured. On last year's LOUD, she even tried to make pain seem empowering with the hard-pounding single ''S&M.'' But between ''Love the Way You Lie,'' a domestic-violence saga played out with Eminem, and ''Man Down,'' a ragga-tinged murder ballad, she just sounded like she needed a hug. 80/100 Read Full Review ew.com/ew/article/0,,20545856,00.html

Despite sounding rushed to capitalize on fourth quarter sales, 2010’s Loud proved that Rihanna’s reign indeed would not let up. 70/100 Read Full Review allmusic.com/album/talk-that-talk-r2318208

Thanks in part to No 1 "We Found Love", in which Riri goes raving with Calvin Harris, the Bajan artist's sixth album sees her reborn as a nihilist romantic and lover of adult themes. 60/100 Read Full Review guardian.co.uk/music/2011/nov/20/rihanna-talk-that-talk-review

"We found love in a hopeless place." Over a frantic, Calvin Harris-produced, Guetta-meets-"Sandstorm" beat on her sixth record's lead-off single, Rihanna repeats these words almost 20 times. "We Found Love" ranks among Ri's best singles because it recognizes that there's not much more that needs to be said: 60/100 Read Full Review pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16072-rihanna-talk-that-talk/

Back in the early Sixties, the American singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest working man in showbusiness.
If the late Godfather of Soul were still around to appoint a modern, female equivalent, then Caribbean R&B queen Rihanna would be a strong contender. 60/100
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For all the innuendo and introspection, Talk That Talk contains little sweat, slobber or fluids and a lot of plasticized, inflatable insinuation 50/100 Read Full Review latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/11/album-review-rihanna-s-talk-that-talk.html


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