Recording information: Eightysevenfourteen Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Eyeknowasecret Studios, Brentwood, CA; Fly Eye Studio, London; Jungle City Studios, New York, NY; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg; The Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway; The Hide Out Studios, London; The Park Hyatt Hotel, Hamburg, Germany; The Radison Royal Blue Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Savoy London; Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth.
Rihanna follows 2010's Loud, still riding high on the charts, with Talk That Talk. The singer's sixth studio album features the euphoric, Calvin Harris-produced "We Found Love" -- already a number one single in several countries. Once again, Swedish songwriting and production team Stargate is involved, as is Jay-Z, who appears on the title track.
Rolling Stone (p.100) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Rihanna's sixth album is her tightest, most assured yet -- a relentlessly catchy and danceable pop album, with first-rate contributions from top songwrit
Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "When Rihanna's not singing over Euro-friendly thumps, she's bouncing to a Caribbean melody, or dipping into dubstep..." -- Grade: B