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Talk That Talk

Rihanna

Talk That Talk

Barbados' number one musical export return with a fifth LP of pop

ADM rating[?]

6.0

Label
Mercury
UK Release date
21/11/2011
US Release date
22/11/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    The whole album is essentially a collection of could-be singles
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Her greatest asset is herself – even when the music falls short, the sheer force of her personality more than makes up for it
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  3. 8.0 |   Spin

    Where last year's Loud had a hefty helping of unshakable singles, this album's arc, however simple — sex, love, sex, repeat — is cohesive and swee
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  4. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Like Rihanna’s best, Talk That Talk is exactly the sum of its parts, hitting just the right pop sweet spot
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  5. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    An ultra-modern pop album that shows she’s ahead of the competition
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  6. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Her tightest, most assured yet – a relentlessly catchy and danceable pop album, with first-rate contributions from top songwriter-producers
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  7. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    It seems erratic, but it somehow works, at least musically
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  8. 6.5 |   The AU Review

    An album that will feed the die hard fans needs and keep the radio filled with pop treats for the coming month
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  9. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Rihanna's obviously going for sexy here, but her music's at its most alluring when she's blissed out in her own reverie, not taking the time to spell it all out for us
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  10. 6.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    Perhaps we've come to expect too much of Rihanna based on the calibre of her impressive back catalogue to date – but overall, Talk That Talk is just good, not great
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  11. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Talk That Talk is no disgrace; but surely the clock is ticking...
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  12. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The emphasis on loud, clubby production means it lacks the progression of Rated R or the bombast of Loud
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  13. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Talk That Talk is ultimately of a piece with Rihanna’s last couple releases and is just as flawed
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  14. 5.0 |   NME

    A so-so album which suggests it may be time for Ms Fenty to take a holiday
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  15. 5.0 |   BBC

    Musically it’s a smorgasbord of European dance trends and contemporary RnB production, showy but soulless.
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  16. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    An efficient singles vehicle, though one so disposable it only merits a physical incarnation so it can be stuffed under Christmas trees as part of the industry's annual fourth-quarter cash-grab
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  17. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An album that merely perpetuates, without enhancing, the Rihanna narrative, rendering ear-catchingly awesome cuts and flop-tastic sonic duds alike
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  18. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    She sounds bored and detached
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  19. 4.0 |   The Independent

    As off-the-peg as Primark, the Rihan-droid returns with more dancefloor fodder
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  20. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s sure to sell on brand recognition alone, but I doubt a series of mannered and soulless hooks are going to find much life outside of the European remix circuit
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