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Autotune aside, great sophomore album
on September 28, 2011
With his sophomore album, Future History, Jason Derulo tries to make a name for himself and cross over into something of a pop-dance area. This album is a fresh sound from the artist, with some great dance hits that have you bopping your head along with the music as you drive in the car or sit at your desk. With lots of samples from other hits of the past, like Robin S's "Show Me Love" (on the lead single, "Don't Wanna Go Home", also involving some Harry Belafonte), I couldn't help but notice how much of the album is composed of other great hits. It's somewhat distracting at times, but with poppy, catchy music, it's a fun album to listen to.
Some of my favorite tracks are "Don't Wanna Go Home", great for dancing in your seat during rush hour, and "Make It up as We Go", which has a great club feel. One let down for me was "It Girl", with lyrics that are vain and nonsensical. The strength of this album are the pulsing club sounds and beat. As long as you ignore some subpar lyrics and occasional heavy use of autotune, what you have is a pretty decent follow up album to one of my favorite albums of 2010.
Hits: "Don't Wanna Go Home", "Make It Up As We Go"
Misses: "It Girl", "Dumb"
Jason Derulo has great talent on his hands. His voice is amazing, but for his next album, I can only hope that the autotune is toned down and we get a return to the R&B that made his self-titled debut so amazing. Still, this is a pretty great album that is worth a listen.