Jonas Brothers wow fans with their third album ‘A Little Bit Longer’

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.

This album is probably the one that I’m looking forward out of all of their discography. Today, we will talk and reminisce about “A Little Bit Longer.” It’s the holy grail for a Jo Hoe. I’m really hoping that they didn’t just talk this album up and it actually sucks. That’s what usually happens 99% of the time.

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“A Little Bit Longer” was the third album from the brothers Jonas. It was the second overall album released under the Hollywood Records prison umbrella. It was released in the summer of 2008, post-“Camp Rock” release. Fun fact: the album is named after the song Nick Jonas wrote about being type 1 diabetes. Frankly, he made it seems like he was dying. I mean diabetes is serious but it’s just not as serious as cancer. C’mon dude, you probably sent thousands of teenage girls into the hospital with heart attacks.

The album itself takes what was good about their second album “Jonas Brothers” and makes it better. There is are no repeat songs on it like and all 12 main tracks are original. The rock feel continues onto it. It’s definitely more rock here than what we got in past two. It also fits well with the album they were producing at the time. You might have heard of it. Demi Lovato’s debut album “Don’t Forget.” Yeah, they produced an album before they had full fledge sex.

The album still has the Jonas’ wordy lyrics and frankly, it’s more present in this album than in the other one. It was to the point for the lyrics overpowered some of the song itself. Like with the song “A Little Bit Longer.” It’s a very pretty song about Nick’s diagnosis but it’s just kind of wordy. I really just want to go “Dudes, you’re famous. You don’t need words to get into their pants.” Then I remember they were waiting for the right girl and that maybe they thought using a thesaurus was foreplay.

One thing I didn’t really bring up in the last review was their vocals and the little things they added on top of the vocals. So the Jonas Brothers vocals are rather good. But they like to add little something extra to their vocals. It’s nothing bad but it’s kind of like “What was that for?” They add like a moan or a growl to their vocals. It’s in the chorus of “Tonight.” It doesn’t ruin the song but it can’t be good for their vocals. Maybe that was Nick’s way of getting his voice to say in one pitch or they were just practicing with their thesaurus and purity rings. It just something that’s synonymous with the Jo Bros.

Verdict

“A Little Bit Longer” is the best album in their discography. It’s a strong album that doesn’t really have a bad song. Some are stronger than others but it’s an enjoyable experience. There were some production things that made me turn my head. Not in a bad way but more in a “that’s a strange thing to do.” It does suffer from wordy lyrics and honest “A Little Bit Longer” the song is just too dramatic of a song for something like Diabetes. It’s a good song but c’mon.

Rating: 4.5 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.

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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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