It’s raining Rihanna … and you know the old adage “when it rains, it pours.” In November 2011, Bajan sensation, Rihanna Fenty released her latest project Talk That Talk to huge buzz and after much talk about her inspirations (dubstep and liquor), her vices (men and drugs), and her ever-changing but always sexy style fans finally have what they’ve been waiting for — the music.
But before I proceed with I feel it only right to advise the public:
DISCLAIMER: ALBUM CONTENT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN, TEENAGERS WITHOUT A MATURE FILTER, AND IRRESPONSIBLE OR EASILY INFLUENCED ADULTS.
Talk That Talk kicks off the party with “You Da One.” Despite the fact that this Carribean flavored and dubstep influenced hit hasn’t gotten rave reviews, it is still a solid, feel good song that is in Riahnna’s comfort zone vocally and is acceptable to her pop and hip hop fan bases
“Where Have You Been” will immediately make listeners wonder why this song might sound familiar. Does the name Johnny Cash ring a bell?
‘We Found Love” addresses the hype and controversy over the scandalous video, and the Chris Brown look alike (Dudley O’Shaughnessy) made the song more interesting to the public than what it would have been without.
On “Talk That Talk” Jay-Z swings his swag all over this StarGate track. Jay and Rihanna take turns ‘talking that talk’ to the opposite sex. Rihanna talking about the usual “I’m the best” and Jay-Z talking about his big assets (if you get what I’m saying).
The next song “Cockiness (Love It)” allows you no time to prepare for what you are about to hear. If you liked ‘If You Seek Amy’ you’ll live for this dancehall influenced song. The sexual play on words might be too much for a less mature crowd.
Rihanna and her fans finally sit down and catch their breath as she pours her her heart on this ballad. It was good to know the entire cd isn’t all about getting freaky.
A fan favorite, “Drunk On Love,” is the quintessential bar song for after a long night and a few rounds at the local watering hole with your fun, single friends.
“Rock Me Out” has that hit feel to it. Sounding much like “Rude Boy,” Rihanna goes back to asking her guy to “Give it to me, Give it up to me, Blow it out” reminding “daddy” that she’s “been a bad girl.”
Deluxe Edition Songs
“Red Lipstick”- This song leaked a few months before the release, a remix to the Chase & Status’ electronic song, “Saxon.” This song has different aspects that will appeal to various genres.
Do Ya Thang- *cue the pop fans* – Produced by The-Dream and written by Rihanna and The-Dream (Terius Nash).
“Fool In Love” – Take time to listen to the ballad and think about the past two years of Rihanna’s life. She’s had a roller coaster of a ride and it hasn’t stopped yet. Various relationships, intense media attention, new albums, the Loud Tour — so many things going on. Talk That Talk, although a very upbeat and entertaining album, is a look into the pain that the pop icon has endured. Love lost and the scrutiny of life in a fish bowl. How would your 2011 album sound?
Take a look at our Talk That Talk photo gallery.