In honor of the return of The Jonas Brothers, every Thursday in March will be dedicated to them as we walk down memory lane and review all four of their albums. Welcome to #JBTBT.
Last week, I listened to their first album. That was an underrated dumpster fire of a hot mess. I didn’t hate it, but I was more or less just frustrated that someone thought it was a good idea to release it the way they did. Like, why release something that perfectly captures Nick Jonas going through puberty. Hopefully, their second album is way better. Spoiler: it is.
Dreams can’t take the place of loving you
“Jonas Brothers” was the second album released by the band of brothers in the summer of 2007. It was their first album in what I like to call the “Disney Darling” era of their career. This was when they were shown on anything revolving the Disney Channel. This is their first album on Disney’s Hollywood Records. Name sounds familiar? That’s because it was the OG label for Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus. Pretty much anyone was big with Disney is on it for their own music career. There was only one song that was re-released from their first album on their second album and that was their cover of “Year 3000” from Busted.
This album was so much better than their first album. It honestly was like night and day listening to this album compared to “It’s About Time.” This album felt like a complete experience. It didn’t seem rushed nor did it feel like something that wasn’t true to them. This album felt like something they were proud to put out. You can tell they had a little more say in the album. Another welcome changed that Hollywood Records actually cared. Yep, that was a drag.
This album continues on with the rock theme but has less of a punk-pop feel to it and more of a power pop feel to the album. It sounds like 5 Seconds of Summer’s first album. That’s the kind of rock that is it and I really liked it. I wish they still had more punk-pop aspects to it because while “It’s About Time” didn’t sound like them, the punk-pop really fit their vocals so well. They will kind of lose this sound as the years go on and they mature.
There are no really bad songs on the album. The progression of the songs works but some songs are just better than others. My majority complaint with the writing in the songs. Some of the writing is just too wordy and doesn’t sound relatable. I mean, as a full-fledged adult, I get it the lyrics and they are rather deep but they sound like they sit down with a thesaurus to write some of these songs. I bet the girls that listened to the brothers felt very profound with these deep lyrics. It honestly reminded me of that poet that tried to get into the girls pants with words.
“Jonas Brothers” is the debut album we all deserved to begin with. It’s a well crafted pop-rock album that will give you bop after bop. The lyrics are some too wordy at times and doesn’t really sound relatable. It’s a very good album. Well produced and enjoyable album. I enjoyed listening to this album. I’m not going to list what songs are the my favorites because I generally liked all the song on there.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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