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Music Review: Jason Derulo — Future History

photo courtesy buzznet.comJON MORENOArts & Entertainment Editor

1. “Don’t Wanna Go Home” – The auto-tune assisted track contains a similar sample and features a catchy hook for nothing else than to party to. It’s a funky track meant for the clubs and was actually Derulo’s second No. 1 single in the United Kingdom and peaked at 14 in the US Billboard Hot 100. 3/5 Owls.

2. “It Girl” – Derulo immediately slows down the tempo here with the second single off the album. The title pretty much says it all as he croons to a woman and lets her know that “she is the sh-t, girl.” 2/5 Owls.

3. “Breathing” – A little bit of techno, house and electro all mixed together to make the third track in the album and the final product is too bad. “I only miss you when I’m breathing” says Derulo. Very clever—but then again, who’s listening to Jason Derulo for wittiness? 3/5 Owls.

4. “Be Careful” – Let’s get one thing straight. Derulo is strictly pop music and that’s it. His music is not extraordinary, he is not the most talented man to grace the charts and his music is rather generic at times. This is one of those cases. 2/5 Owls.

5. “Make It Up as We Go” – Once again, generic. Derulo needs a stronger team behind him. He needs a bigger vision, needs to go back to the drawing board as this album is turning out to be rather disappointing. The ladies will love most of these songs but he lacks mass appeal and this album is proof of that. 1/5 Owls.

6. “Fight for You” – Why am I wasting valuable iPod memory for this album again? The song starts promising but the beat turns out rather bland and Derulo’s vocals are excruciating to listen to at times. 1/5 Owls.

7. “Pick Up the Pieces” – Derulo is only 22-years-old, which means he has plenty of time to develop as an artist. These songs sound written for any singer who gets first dibs on them and that definitely does not do him any favors. These songs limit his potential. These songs are meant for high school girls to listen to while they do their homework. Nothing much more. 2/5 Owls.

8. “Givin’ Up” – Ugh. I give up. 0/5 Owls.

9. “Bleed Out” – Hey! More music for the teeny-boppers. OK song for an OK singer in an abysmal album. 1/5 Owls.

10. “That’s My Shhh” – This song is straight “shhh.” The drum pattern is a wannabe Trey Songz track. Matter of fact, this whole song wishes it was remotely as good as a baby making song from Trey Songz. The hook is a pathetic attempt at being catchy. And the ad-libs provided by Derulo are terrible. 1/5 Owls.

11. “X” – Hey Jason, making a song about your ex and calling it “X” kind of kills the point. No wonder your ex left you; you can’t spell and she must’ve heard this album before you released it. 1/5 Owls.

12. “Dumb” – This album’s existence is dumb. 0/5 Owls.

Overall: 1 out of 5 Owls.

 

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