Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 9, 2013
    60
    Derulo's clubby hooks are infernally catchy, and he adds a touch of freshness with buoyant forays into rock and salsa.
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    60
    All said and done, Tattoos is a pleasant album with some bright moments as well as some average ones.
  3. Dec 9, 2013
    40
    Perhaps Derulo has grown as a person since his previous album, but it's hard to call this one a step forward.
  4. 20
    Ultimately, it’s a failure of imagination--reflecting either a deficiency of talent and/or invention on Derulo’s part or his complete contempt for the listener.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Mar 11, 2014
    0
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  2. Jan 19, 2015
    3
    As catchy as it's hooks may be, Tattoos suffers from painfully bad lyrical material and fails to ever shake off it's typical, run of the mill,As catchy as it's hooks may be, Tattoos suffers from painfully bad lyrical material and fails to ever shake off it's typical, run of the mill, Hip Hop feel. Full Review »
  3. May 2, 2015
    4
    Oh my gosh... Talk Dirty may in fact be one of the worst albums I have ever listened to in my whole entire life - which really didn't surpriseOh my gosh... Talk Dirty may in fact be one of the worst albums I have ever listened to in my whole entire life - which really didn't surprise me considering it's pop and I usually don't listen to pop as much as I do hip hop. But Derulo marketing this as R&B???? SERIOUSLY????????? Jason, you have a great voice and your music can sometimes be good but this music is not R&B on any standards at all. This is mainstream pop at its worst. Half of these songs are Fortune (Chris Brown)-type ballads or pop that shows absolutely no originality at all. And I think this album is even worse than Fortune. At least Fortune had more than one good song. And yes, there are one or two good songs on this album but they aren't even that great. I really hope Everything Is 4 will at least be a LITTLE bit better than this - because this is probably one of the worst albums I have ever listened to - and I'm pretty sure Everything Is 4 will be a bit better, based on "Want to Want Me" which is a 5/10 single. Grade: D+. Highlight: "Bubblegum". Worst song: "Marry Me" (seriously? A publicly proposed proposal??? Also, he's doing even worse of a job at making a bad ballad than Chris Brown.) Full Review »