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Talk That Talk
Talk That Talk - Rihanna
Member Name: Misterlak
Talk That Talk - Rihanna
Advantages: some great upbeat songs
Disadvantages: a bit of a mismatch of songs
Rihanna was born in 1988 in Saint Michael Barbados. Really a nice childhood she seems not to have had and was mainly affected by the drug addiction of her father. She already began singing at age seven. In 2003 she met producer Evan Rogers where she auditioned along with two classmates, but she was the only one who made a real impression. Only two years later and after completing her high school education Evan Rogers went with four demos of Rihanna along to the record companies like Def Jam Recordings and they were sold. Since then she is still affiliated with Def Jam Recordings. In total, they released six albums.
This album is the 6th studio album! Not bad when you think that she is around 23 years old. This album was released in november 2011 and has received generally positive reviews. Rihanna brought a very strong first single from the album that was one of the best songs of the year. The album is a mix of dance, electro, R & B and reggae. All songs on the album are very individual and different from anything we have heard from Rihanna. The album is quite short with only 11 tracks and a total playing time of 38 minutes.
You Da One. The album kicks off with this fun, pop song which was released as second single. For me, this song is a bit slow and boring to listen to. It has a reggae vibe that I love, but it's a bit whiny and repetitive in some parts of song. I'm not really mad at Rihanna's voice and in my opinion it is not one of the strongest songs on the album.
We Found Love. We Found Love is the familiar first single from this album. This song, in my opinion, is one of the best she has ever released. It has very catchy lyrics and had an amazing artistic video. It has a great beat and is more up tempo and a great dance song.
Talk That Talk. On this song she has collaborated with Jay-Z. This song remains away from the pop / dance genre and is just pure R & B. Personally I think this kind of music just fits better and it's a great song on the album. It reminds me of how Rihanna sounded on her album Rated R, more R & B.
Birthday Cake. The title already sounds vague and that is the song. It is certainly a less song on the album. Cake is a word which comes up about 1,000 times in the song and sounds like a mess. Definitely one to skip.
Drunk on Love. Rihanna's emotions are evident in this song. It is certainly a strong song and is more instrumental. The song is about love and that you only need it in life. Towards the end of the song is more a dance beat that's surprisingly close to the front.
Generally this is a reasonable album, but it flies in all directions. You have nice dance songs, beautiful ballads and songs about sex. I'm a fan of Rihanna, but this album strikes me somewhat of a disappointment. Normally she is very consistent, but with this album she comes across as hurried. There are however a few very good songs on this album, but the combination with the other songs they almost fade. I think 'We Found Love "is absolutely the best song closely followed by" Farewell. " Three stars for me.
Summary: Talk That Talk