Wednesday, January 28, 2009

REVIEW: Jonas Brothers, "A Little Bit Longer"

While Namelia-J isn't exactly a fan of the much-crazed-over Jonas Brothers, we decided to suck it up for a change and turn our focus on their (the Jonas Brother's) new album, "A Little Bit Longer". Lets just hope they fair well against our very own Paula and Simon; the self entitled "The Optimist" and "The Skeptic".

Where the Jonas Brothers lack in actual soulful tunes, they make up for in a fun, good time. I can easily say that 8 out of the 12 tracks from this album are instant crowd-pleasers -- what with their pop-rock tunes and jump-happy lyrics, fans of all ages ought to be satisfied – and the remaining 4 are catchy, feel-good ones that will definitely quench your thirst for music.

I mean, while it goes without say that the Jonas Brother’s are not the deepest rock trio out there, that hardly suggests that this album isn’t worth picking up. In fact, if anything, its tracks like “Shelf” and “Lovebug” that just make you want to listen to their CD over and over again.

Other songs such as “Sorry” and “Tonight” -- though not the most emotion-ridden ones -- have, also, my nod of genuine approval; for their (the Jonas Brothers) take on something with a little more depth than most other pop offerings is always worth a thumbs up.

All in all, what it really boils down to is that this album by the Jonas Brother’s is an honest keeper. What with the variety of tracks and the list of original flavors, I would definitely say that this has got to be one of the year’s most essential pop-albums.

In a nutshell?

Among the billion words found in the entire English dictionary, there is simply one word to describe this album: boring. It has no depth and I can easily describe the lyrics as pointless. Song after song, the tune is just... there. It is just blah. I really felt as if I had been listening to the exact same thing for the entire 39 minutes and 34 seconds of turning said album on. I even found myself forwarding through the tracks more than a couple of times.

Basically, what I am trying to say is that the Jonas Brother’s attempt at “rock” hits was a desperate and much failed one. The only song that really caught my eye would be “Burnin’ Up”, and even that, I would say, hardly spares enough lyrical power for me to wrap my finger around.

What really surprises me, though, is that I am not surprised by the fact that they (the Jonas Brothers) have such a large fan base.

After all, if you’re just as much the teeny-bopper as the record is aiming for, then the lack of depth within their songs would hardly faze you; I mean, if your greatest heartbreak is that of a ten minute “relationship”, then, really, how would you know any better?

My final verdict:


  1. I agree with the Skeptic, hands down. I have to admit, I don't really like Nick Jonas's voice when he hits a high note when singing Burnin' Up. However I have to give Lovebug thumbs up. The song starts with a nice melody and finally ends with a big bang. This type of song is suitable for the Brothers, in my opinion.

  2. jonas brothers? hehe. no comment. preteeners will love them tho. :D

  3. jonas brothers are so gay.
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