Talk That Talk [Deluxe Version] [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. [This edition includes three bonus tracks, featuring "Red Lipstick."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527878423
  • Catalog Number: 001631502
  • Sales rank: 28,700

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)
  12. 12 Red Lipstick (3:37)
  13. 13 Do Ya Thang (3:43)
  14. 14 Fool In Love (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rihanna Primary Artist
Nuno Bettencourt Guitar
Kevin Randolph Keyboards
Steve Wyreman Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Evan Rogers Executive Producer
James Hetfield Composer
Carl Sturken Executive Producer
Pat Thrall Engineer
Lars Ulrich Composer
No I.D. Producer
Kuk Harrell Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Stargate Producer
Kevin Randolph Composer
Danny D. Executive Producer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Chris Gheringer Mastering
Eric Wong Marketing
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Rihanna Executive Producer
Rob Kinelski Engineer
Miles Walker Engineer
Carol Corless Package Production
Chase & Status Producer
Calvin Harris Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Tim Blacksmith Executive Producer
Mike Anderson Engineer
Ester Dean Producer
Ciarra Pardo Art Direction
Marcos Tovar Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Gabriela Schwartz Marketing
Da Internz Producer
Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen Instrumentation
The xx Instrumentation
Priscilla Renea Composer
Sean Combs Composer
Sam Holland Engineer
Hit-Boy Producer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young Vocal Engineer
T.E. Hermansen Composer
Alex Da Kid Producer
Skylar Engineer
JP Robinson Art Direction
John Hill Programming, Instrumentation
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Esther Dean Composer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Composer, Producer
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Terius Nash Composer
Mikkel S. Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Roc Ntion Executive Producer
Daniella Rivera Engineer
Cirkut Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Candice Pillay Composer
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  • Posted November 26, 2011

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    Talk That Provocative Talk

    ¿Talk That Talk¿ by Rihanna is her latest musical debut that is the epitome of daring and catchy rolled into one. What I like about this cd is that she carefully takes musical chances in many of these songs. For example ¿We Found Love¿ is a catchy hybrid of pop, dance, and trance. ¿You Da One¿ is in a music class of its own with a strong blend of island themed music and pop. My personal top four songs have elements of the dance music genre in them: ¿Roc Me Out¿, ¿Talk that Talk¿,¿We All Want Love¿, and ¿Drunk On Love¿. ¿Roc Me Out¿ is a bold musical track about initiating a love affair with someone while confessing a desire to be loved. ¿Talk that Talk¿(featuring Jay-Z) is an excellent collaboration song that implies a preference to be talked to ¿aggressively.¿ It was a clever choice to include Jay-Z in ¿Talk that Talk¿ because of his own talent and fame. However, I must gently state that it would also be good for Rihanna and Beyonce to eventually do a musical collaboration together for future musical tracks. These two would make a powerful music combination together. ¿We All Want Love¿ is a heartfelt melody about how everyone desires to be love regardless of whether they admit it. ¿Drunk on Love¿ is a fantastic musical gem about someone confessing on how they thrive on love. The singer courageously admits to always believing in love despite what may happen in externally. She admits to wearing her heart on her sleeve and letting love strongly factor in many life decisions. ¿Talk that Talk¿ by Rihanna is best for those who enjoy any of her songs and/or compelling blends of music fusions involving the dance music genres.

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