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Updated October 04, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Jason Derulo, Jason Derulo, ... | WAVE OF THE 'FUTURE' Scaled-back sounds work best for the Miami-born singer

Future History

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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

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