Music review: “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo

Karen Cass, Opinions Editor

Jason Derulo’s latest album, “Talk Dirty,” was released on April 15, 2014. It is a reissue of Derulo’s third album, “Tattoos,” an EP released in September 2013. “Talk Dirty” includes the five tracks on the EP plus six new songs.

Derulo shouldn’t have bothered.

The best songs on the album are the singles from “Tattoos” that have already been playing on the radio: “Talk Dirty,” “The Other Side” and “Marry Me.” These are all catchy, upbeat songs that make you want to dance, or at least bob your head along with the beat.

The rest of the album is filled with painfully repetitious lyrics about butts and boning. “How’d you fit all that into them jeans?” asks Derulo in “Wiggle,” a rap featuring Snoop Dog that is rumored to be the next single. The hook of the song instructs ample-bottomed females. “You know what to do with that big, fat butt: wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.”

Other tracks on the album include “Bubblegum” about a “ghetto booty,” “Kama Sutra” (the title is self explanatory) and “Zipper,” which repeats the phrase “I I I I I I I wanna ri-i-i-i-ide, up and down like a zipper, zipper, zipper zipper zipper zipper, zipper zipper zipper.” The songs lack originality and purpose and aren’t very memorable.

Perhaps the only new track on this album worthy of radio play is “Vertigo,” featuring Jordin Sparks. This catchy ballad, which describes a powerful physical relationship in conjunction with an emotional one, showcases both Derulo’s and Sparks’s voices.

In conclusion, save your money and only download “Vertigo.”