The Jonas Brothers get with Disney for the second album ‘Jonas Brothers’

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.

Click here to read the review for their first album “It’s About Time”

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.

It’s hard to look brooding when your hair is covering those smoldering eyes

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.

Verdict

“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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Relive The Jonas Brothers’ first album ‘It’s About Time’

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.

I have never been a Jonas Brother fan, a Jo hoe as stated in the Urban Dictionary. I liked their solo music more than their actual group music. I’ve actually poked jokes at them. So I thought I would break and confuse my post scheduling with reviewing all of their albums every Thursday in March. I can’t promise that I won’t poke fun at them because this was at their peak awkward/weirdness. I’m not wearing a joke purity ring either. Without further ado, let’s get into their first album “It’s About Time.” The only time that we will speak about this trainwreck of an album.

Click Here for the review of their comeback single “Sucker”

We’ve been to the Year 3000

“It’s About Time” was released in August 8th, 2006. It was originally released on Columbia Records through their imprint called Daylight Records. In English, that means it was a division of them. Not surprisingly, that division of it is no longer there. It’s really no shocked after listening to this album.

There’s no clear musical direction with this album. It came across like they really just threw tracks together. You go from songs like “Mandy,” to a Christian rock song called “Time for Me to Fly” just randomly on it. Like, there doesn’t need to really tell a story but at least have some sort of cohesiveness. The placement of the songs are okay but doesn’t make the feel of the album as a complete album.

There also is more of a rock vibe to the album than what we got in the future albums. It was like they were trying to capitalize on the rock trend in music at the time. I honestly thought that it fit them well. They always have had a little bit of a rock edge to them but it’s definitely apparent in this album. This definitely felt had that rock kick to it. Rock n Roll fits the Jonas Brothers so well.

Lets a moment to have a real talk about this album. This album is a hot mess. Halfway through the album, Nick Jonas goes through puberty and his high pitched to a lower pitch. One would think they would just record the songs that had him pre-puberty but they didn’t. They just left the songs on the album which makes it sound weird. Like “Time for me to Fly” is Nick’s vocals being high then it goes to “Year 3000,” which has Nick’s vocals being lower and closer to what they are now. Like, who thought this was a good idea? Did they just not care and wanted the Jonases to fail?

Oh, because of this, I created a new game. So you put on an older Nick Jonas song and play it as you stare at a hot picture of him now. You can’t help but smile because 1) It’s Nick Jonas, duh and 2) It’s kind of funny to think about how far he has come vocally and physically. Be nice to the awkward kids. They will end up being attractive hunks. Who would have thought that Nick Jonas would have been the super hot one? Not me. My money was on Joe.

Verdict

“It’s About Time” is an underrated album that really should have been than what was it was. The album suffers from poor production, execution, and concept. It suffers from it because there was none. it’s You could tell how little Columbia cared about this album. It was really for the best that they moved on to Hollywood Records. They got screwed on this album. It’s no wonder all Jo Hoes look past this album. I do recommend this album for “Year 3000,” “6 Minutes,” “Please Be Mine,” and “Mandy.” Those are the standouts. Everything is still good but those four are the best.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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The Jonas Brothers returned to music with comeback single ‘Sucker’

The day was October 29th, 2013. It was two days away from Halloween, but for many, it was scarier than what they would experience at the end of the month. For millions of girls across the world, they cried into their pillows as the Jonas Brothers broke up in order to “get their shit together.” Apparently, it took them six years and countless family dinners to “get their shit together.” After weeks of speculations, the Jonas Brother’s official Twitter announced that there would be a new single come into our lives at Midnight. They didn’t disappoint. AT ALL

The Kardashians are currently shaking in Calabasas

Click here for the article on their Breakup

You’re the medicine in the pain, the tattoo inside my brain

“Sucker” is an upbeat pop song. It continues the sound that the Jonas Brothers presented in their song “Poms Poms” and “The First Time.” The sound for this song is matured and more well rounded. The best way to describe it is that they took the DNCE sound, mashed it with Nick’s sexy lyrics from his solo career, and just added Kevin Jonas. When you listened to “Poms Poms” and “The First Time,” it just didn’t sound like them nor did it sound like something they wanted to put out.

The song’s lyrics are about their relationship and just being totally in love with the person you are with. This was obviously taken from real-life experience, with a call out to Nick’s recent marriage to Priyanka Chopra in the song lyrics. It’s mainly Nick and Joe on vocals but that’s to be expected as that was the case for most of their career. Kevin was only majorly on vocals during the first album “It’s About Time.” Honestly, I would have had like to have had all three brothers on vocals but that’s just me nitpicking.

The video itself is extremely adorable and rather iconic. It’s pretty much them and their significant others just having fun in a mansion. It has an Alice in Wonderland theme to it and frankly, I really liked it. I liked how they had their actual wives/girlfriend to play themselves and it just seemed like a fun time. It came across very well on the screen.

The only problem with “Sucker” is that it sounds too similar to the music that’s on the radio. Like I mentioned before, it sounds like a DNCE song. While there really isn’t too much they could do to not make it sound similar to what’s on the radio, it would have helped to try to make not sounds like that.

Let’s rate Nick Jonas

because why not

It’s Nick Jonas….he’s muscles are showing. 10 out of 10. Here’s a gif of him in a tub. You’re welcome.

Again, you’re welcome

Verdict

“Sucker” is an excellent start to their comeback. The only thing really working against them is the fact that the song sounds like everything else on the radio. I don’t think it will get lost in the shuffle because of the hype but the similarity to DNCE, and other music similar, isn’t going to do it any favors. I still love the song though.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Mötley Crüe teams up with Machine Gun Kelly for ‘The Dirt’

On Friday, February 22nd, glam metal/rock band Mötley Crüe released their first new song since 2015. The song is off of the soundtrack for their Netflix biographical film “The Dirt.” You might be thinking to yourself, “Why are we talking about a rock song on a site that has pop in its title?” My answer to that is I do what I want and I cover pop culture. Nothing screams pop culture like a Netflix biographical film. I’m glad it’s not on Lifetime.

Let’s take it to the top and watch it burn

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is a fast pace, in your face, catchy hard rock/glam metal song. It starts off slow and eery before really kicking into high gear. I really like the opening riff. It was just something cool. It’s honestly just something that you just can’t help but rock out to. Vince Neil’s vocals are still just as good. Everything about this song was just well-produced. The best part for me was Mick Mars’ solo. Dude is almost 70 and he can play guitar better than guitarist half his age. As their first song back, “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” didn’t disappoint. The video is just scenes from the movie and them performing the song in the studio. It’s a promo video.

When you look that it’s a Mötley Crüe song with Rapper Machine Gun Kelly on it, you are expecting it to royally suck. It’s two things that really shouldn’t go together. But it actually goes together really well. Like I couldn’t even tell that it was MGK at first. He blended in so well that it was a perfect fit. No matter what music genre, when you have rappers as feature artists on songs, its either hit or miss. A lot of times, it’s a miss. It’s just awkward and out of place. Luckily, it isn’t this time.

The song is off of the soundtrack for the movie. The soundtrack is pretty much the greatest hit album with three original songs. There’s also a cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.” I’m honestly interested to see what the cover sounds like. As for the movie itself, I’m skeptical of it. I think it will be good but I don’t think it going to great. Hopefully, I’m wrong.

Verdict

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is a very good example of how Mötley Crüe hasn’t really missed a step after their four-year hiatus. It’s a catchy, addictive and just rocks out hard. Machine Gun Kelly also just kills with his part. Does it rank up there as their best single? Nope but that’s okay. It doesn’t need to be. It’s can still be a good song without having to be the best single. The soundtrack and the movie “The Dirt” will be released on Friday, March 22.

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