Rihanna is back with her 6th Studio album “Talk That Talk. Rihanna’s 5th Studio album was released this Monday 21st November and goes in competition with Mary J. Blige’s 10th Studio “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act I)”. Here’s what I thought of Rihanna’s new album “Talk That Talk”.

Rihanna’s first single “We Found Love” is a Chart success. However I do not like it as I am not into simply lyrics and Nursery Rhymes. The tracks success is hidden behind a banging beat and a really well edited and well directed video. However this song is not my cup of tea. Despite of me not liking her hit single I decided to check out the album.

Surprisingly – I do not like the album. Rihanna is clearly making something that I would like to call “Micro waved music”. If you knew the background behind this album you would know that Rihanna was going to do a “LOUD Deluxe Edition” and add some more tracks to her “LOUD” album. However she decided to release a new album. If you listen to “Talk that Talk” it clearly sounds like “LOUD Part II”. I personally believe that this was a bad idea, as Rihanna usually brings out a new sound on every album. However it looks like she doesn’t care! Rihanna is clearly looking for Hits after Hit after Hit, money, money, money. That’s what it looks like to me.

I didn’t enjoy the album. I felt like she was screaming notes at me and was just feeding me Nursery Rhymes. Despite her giving me a bunch of Nursery Rhymes I was really feeling “Birthday Cake” which is an interlude but needs to be turned into a full track very soon. Despite it being Recycled I really enjoyed “Roc Me Out” however it does sound like “Rude Boy” from her previous album “Rated R”. Once again Micro waved Music!

The whole album is not something that you haven’t heard before. It’s typical pop music. I didn’t enjoy the album at all. However if you’re into the Rihanna hype then you will love this album, BUT – If you are into the Rihanna hype and enjoyed this album, then I am really worried about the Music Industry as a whole. I now understand what my Grandparents meant when they said “Music these day’s just isn’t the same”. Give me an old Mary J. Blige album any day over this “Talk that Talk” bullsh*t.

Tracks that made my iPod

  • Talk That Talk (Feat. Jay-Z)
  • Cockiness (I Love It)
  • Birthday Cake
  • Rock me Out
  • Watch n’ Learn
  • Farewell

6/15 Tracks.