Rihanna’s new album “Talk That Talk” was released last Friday to much anticipation, and she didn’t let down the “Rihanna Navy” fan club at all.
The album came out almost exactly a year after her mega-popular album “Loud.” I’ve been a fan of Rihanna for a long time and was very anxious for her sixth studio album. I really enjoyed “Loud” and was looking forward to something to top that album.
In my eyes, “Talk That Talk” exceeds “Loud” in almost every way. The album is vintage Rihanna and is jam packed with songs that are easy to listen to and sing along to. With the exception of a few slow songs, the majority of the album is fast songs that listeners love.
One of the best parts of “Talk That Talk” is that it seems as though Rihanna is getting away from her dark side that was shown in her last two albums. She’s shed the black hair for red and is back to the poppy-styled Rihanna that I love.
The highlight of the album is the song “Talk That Talk.” The song features Jay-Z in one of the few collaborations on the album. The song has an upbeat tempo that is a great style of Rihanna and has some great verses by Jay-Z.
Another great song on the album is the first single on the album called “We Found Love.” The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was an instant radio hit and gave Rihanna her 20th top-ten single.
The song “You Da One” was the second single and is another great song on the album. It’s yet another upbeat song that listeners will enjoy singing along to.
The only thing I have against the album is that it has only two collaborations. “Loud” included great collaborations with the likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Eminem. Of the two collaborations on “Talk That Talk,” one features a relativity unknown Calvin Harris, who adds much to the song.
I would highly recommend this album to anyone who enjoys pop music. It’s one of those albums that keeps you awake when you’re listening to it. During my drive to and from home over fall break, I listened to this album and had no trouble staying awake on the sleep-inducing highways of Kansas. I will be listening to this album for weeks, possibly months, to come.