Future History (2011) On his latest, Future History , Derulo makes several attempts at home-run club records and huge ballads. He swings hard, but often misses — perhaps… 2011-09-27 Jason Derulo Pop Warner Bros.
Music Review

Future History (2011)

Jason Derulo, Jason Derulo, ... | WAVE OF THE 'FUTURE' Scaled-back sounds work best for the Miami-born singer
WAVE OF THE 'FUTURE' Scaled-back sounds work best for the Miami-born singer
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 27, 2011; Lead Performance: Jason Derulo; Genre: Pop; Production: Warner Bros.

On his latest, Future History, Derulo makes several 
attempts at home-run club records and huge ballads. He swings hard, but often misses — perhaps his biggest problem 
 is that he's not rooted in any genre outside of people-
pleasing pop; lead single ''Don't Wanna Go Home,'' built heavily on multiple samples, is the rare victory here. It's when he scales back on the synths, as on ''That's My Shhh,'' that he thrills. The man should give true R&B a try. B-

Download These:
Bedroom cut That's My Shhh
All-nighter Don't Wanna Go Home

Originally posted Sep 28, 2011 Published in issue #1175 Oct 07, 2011 Order article reprints