Talk That Talk [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Despite sounding rushed to capitalize on fourth quarter sales, 2010's Loud proved that Rihanna's reign indeed would not let up. The album's first three singles topped the Hot 100. A fourth one merely went Top Ten. Just as Loud was losing its grip, during the fourth quarter of 2011, Rihanna fired again with another number one single, "We Found Love" -- its success more likely due to the singer's ecstatic vocal than Calvin Harris' shrill, plinky production. While Talk That Talk is built like another singles-chart-devouring machine, it's both more rounded and less random than Loud. "We Found Love" and "Where Have You Been" -- the latter with a quote from Geoff Mack's "I've ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Despite sounding rushed to capitalize on fourth quarter sales, 2010's Loud proved that Rihanna's reign indeed would not let up. The album's first three singles topped the Hot 100. A fourth one merely went Top Ten. Just as Loud was losing its grip, during the fourth quarter of 2011, Rihanna fired again with another number one single, "We Found Love" -- its success more likely due to the singer's ecstatic vocal than Calvin Harris' shrill, plinky production. While Talk That Talk is built like another singles-chart-devouring machine, it's both more rounded and less random than Loud. "We Found Love" and "Where Have You Been" -- the latter with a quote from Geoff Mack's "I've Been Everywhere" and echoes of the chorus from Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" -- function as place-holding dance tracks, and there are a couple empty anthems and ballads in the drippy "We All Want Love" and the bombastic "Farewell." It's the darker and dirty-minded material that tends to be most effective -- where Rihanna is more alive and believable, where her collaborators provide the most adventurous productions. In the Bangladesh-produced "Cockiness (Love It)," one of the most hypnotic and wicked beats of the last decade, Rihanna absolutely relishes the chance to sing-taunt "Suck my cockiness, swallow my persuasion." Two of Stargate and Esther Dean's three contributions -- the desperate, xx-sampling "Drunk on Love" ("Nothing can sober me up") and the prowling "Roc Me Out" -- pack more sleek menace than Rated R's "G4L" and Loud's "S&M." The album's best track, however, is the wholly sweet and flirtatious "Watch n' Learn," featuring a dizzying Hit-Boy beat -- rat-a-tat snares, swirling/swelling synthesizers, irresistible plucked melodies -- that is even more unique in the context of 2011 pop radio than his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Ni**as in Paris." Behind Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R, this is Rihanna's third best album to date. Minus the fluff, it's close to the latter's equal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527878409
  • Catalog Number: 001631302
  • Sales rank: 12,277

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Da One (3:20)
  2. 2 Where Have You Been (4:03)
  3. 3 We Found Love - Calvin Harris (3:35)
  4. 4 Talk That Talk (3:30)
  5. 5 Cockiness (Love It) (2:58)
  6. 6 Birthday Cake (1:18)
  7. 7 We All Want Love (3:57)
  8. 8 Drunk On Love (3:32)
  9. 9 Roc Me Out (3:29)
  10. 10 Watch N' Learn (3:31)
  11. 11 Farewell (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rihanna Primary Artist
Kevin Randolph Keyboards
Steve Wyreman Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Evan Rogers Executive Producer
Carl Sturken Executive Producer
Kuk Harrell Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Stargate Producer
A. Jackson Composer
Mike Anderson Engineer
Danny D. Executive Producer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Chris Gheringer Mastering
Eric Wong Marketing
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Rihanna Composer, Executive Producer
Rob Kinelski Engineer
Miles Walker Engineer
Carol Corless Package Production
Calvin Harris Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Jeff Edwards Engineer
Tim Blacksmith Executive Producer
Ciarra Pardo Art Direction
Marcos Tovar Vocal Engineer
Gabriela Schwartz Marketing
Da Internz Producer
Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen Instrumentation
Priscilla Renea Composer
Sean Combs Composer
H. Walter Composer
Hit-Boy Producer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young Vocal Engineer
S. Crawford Composer
T.E. Hermansen Composer
Alex Da Kid Producer
A. Grant Composer
Skylar Engineer
JP Robinson Art Direction
John Hill Programming, Instrumentation
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Esther Dean Composer
K. Randolph Composer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Producer
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Terius Nash Composer
M.S. Eriksen Composer
Mikkel S. Eriksen Engineer, Instrumentation
No Id Producer
Roc Ntion Executive Producer
Daniella Rivera Engineer
Candice Pillay Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    great album! rihanna is awesome!!

    great album! rihanna is awesome!!

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