A Little Bit Longer

Common Sense Media says

OMG! More of, like, the same sweet punk pop!

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What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
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.

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Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Jonas Brothers
Release date:August 12, 2008
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byAnnas Hope February 14, 2009
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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 diabetic like Nick, the title track is something that i've longer for for years and has me in tears every time. Nick perfectly captures the pain and feelings of lose that so many of us have. great role models for kids everywhere, superb cd and a HUGE encouragement for those of us that live with D every day. parents, you can't do any better than the JoBros.
Kid, 12 years old February 17, 2010
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Great music, great role models

YAY Jonas Brothers album is amazing! Probably my favorite of theirs so far!!
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Great role models
Kid, 11 years old June 23, 2009
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Gotta love JB

This CD rocks! If you haven't heard it, shame on you. Even non-JoBro fans should like this rockin' new album!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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