A Little Bit Longer

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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OMG! More of, like, the same sweet punk pop!
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age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 12 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Mostly about ups and downs of relationships, but the song "Can't Have You" hints at obsessiveness: "I'm dyin' without your love...," "Tell me you love me too/'cause I'd rather just be alone," and "I can't live without you."

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Just a few phrases about kissing: "kissed her for the first time," "I wanna kiss you," and "give a kiss and say goodbye."

Language

"It's gonna suck" is sung once.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's nothing to worry about when it comes to the Jonas Brothers' music and your kids...unless, of course, you have daughters who like to squeal a lot. There's a lot of talk about fallen relationships or love gone wrong, but nothing more than puppy love. The song "A Little Bit Longer" is a personal ballad about brother Nick's struggle with diabetes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byFancyChristine15 October 7, 2010

Perfect for all ages

Another great CD from the Jonas Brothers.
Parent of a 11 year old Written bycorneater January 23, 2010

A DISGRACE TO ALL THE BANDS OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS A DISGRACE 2 ALL THE TALENTED BANDS OUT THERE!!!!!! These boys are absolutely horrible. I can't stand the whiney vocals and the relationship songs... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old February 17, 2010

Great music, great role models

YAY Jonas Brothers album is amazing! Probably my favorite of theirs so far!!
Teen, 15 years old Written byAnnas Hope February 14, 2009

another great JB cd-not a huge shocker :P

Another great JB cd, not a huge shocker. it's squeaky clean, listen to it with your 'rents and younger siblings clean. as a fellow teen type 1 diabeti... Continue reading

What's the story?

A LITTLE BIT LONGER is the third studio album for teen-trio hotties the Jonas Brothers. Nick, Joe, and Kevin strut their usual sugar-coated punk rock, with a line-up of tracks full of their JB-brand of layered, expressive vocals, catchy guitar riffs, and lyrics about relationships that you'll want to sing along to.

Is it any good?

This CD continues the success of the lovely-locked lads with the same upbeat, urgent pop-rock that has already romanced the Disney Channel audience. With confident and still-young-enough-to-hit-insane-notes vocals and catchy chord progressions, the JoBros keep tweens across the country pumped. "Burnin' Up" is a slick twist on their rock style, while the rockin' love ballad "Shelf" will have fans singing, "La la la la" -- reminiscent of another popular mop-haired band from a different decade. And speaking of bugs, "Lovebug" will make tween hearts go aflutter with quirky acoustic guitar and charismatic vocals. The dramatic declaration on "Sorry" will have hearts sighing, "You had me at 'I'm soooory'," and "Video Girl," which pokes fun at fake girls, will have minds thinking. With a Disney movie, upcoming TV series, and third album under their tight belts, the JoBros keep giving their fans just what they ordered -- a little bit more of Nick, Kevin, and Joe.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Disney powerhouse and the never-ending halo of success that seems to surround all the artists it backs, from Miley to the Jonas Brothers. Why are these groups so appealing? Would they be as successful if they weren't a part of the Disney mania? Do you think artists like the Jonas Brothers have lasting talent, or are they just a flavor-of-the-month? Why, or why not?

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