Reviews of the latest songs from Rihanna, Train, and Jennifer Hudson


Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z, ”Talk That Talk”
The busy Barbadian keeps her come-ons seductively simple on her latest album’s midtempo title track, while a luxury-rap boast from Jay-Z (the album’s only vocal cameo) nicely accents the song’s swimmable synths. B+Ray Rahman

Train, ”Drive By”
Radio’s favorite middlebrow rockers meld a jaunty guitar strum with wincey lyrics (”My love for you went viral”?) in a bid to turn a one-night stand into something larger. Sorry, Train — we’ll call you. CRR

Jennifer Hudson Feat. Ne-Yo and Rick Ross, ”Think Like a Man”
The Cosmo-lite dating advice and two-stepping beat both passed their prime in 1998, but J. Hud might just be entering hers: The svelte-ified singer hits booming high notes with a fresh swagger. BAdam Markovitz