Talk a Good Game

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2013
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 30
    ["Dirty Laundry" is] so raw and visceral that we finely see her as intended: vulnerable, flawed, and totally real. She tries replicating that authenticity, but there’s only the uber-cliché “I don’t care; we’re over” anthem “Gone” and the album’s superficially enjoyable title track, which Rowland approaches with some intriguing level of nuance.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 22, 2013
    7
    Talk a Good Game is very solid R&B album. Her vocals are on spot throughout the record probably further improved since Here I Am. That saidTalk a Good Game is very solid R&B album. Her vocals are on spot throughout the record probably further improved since Here I Am. That said however as a dance music fan I am disappointed by the lack of danceable R&B numbers on the album, except Skywalker which on the repeat since I purchased the CD. She seems to have abandoned her dance fans which is a shame as her voice fits the beat so well like no other current female singer nowadays. Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2015
    9
    Another amazing album. Definitely one of the best albums of that year if not the best Contemporary R&B albums of all time. I loved at least 4Another amazing album. Definitely one of the best albums of that year if not the best Contemporary R&B albums of all time. I loved at least 4 5th of the album, not to many albums I have come across where I can actually listen from start to finish. This album is not one of those albums that you have to buy only for a couple good songs, as almost every song was beyond good. Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2015
    4
    When Kelly started the promotional campaign for this comeback album, it sounded like she was upgrading herself musically and artistically.When Kelly started the promotional campaign for this comeback album, it sounded like she was upgrading herself musically and artistically. Unfortunately that turned out to be wrong. Sure there are some great songs in there, like "Dirty Laundry" (a masterpiece) and "Red Wine", but the rest sounds dull and repetitive. Full Review »