It's About Time

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Peppy, nice-guy fun from tween pop sensation.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 6 reviews

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age 4+
Based on 8 reviews

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Positive Messages

Mild messages of self-esteem and being yourself: "Oh can't you see/I'm just being me/I can't be you/and I don't want to be...what you see is what you get."

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Innocent love and longing with no explicit content.

Language
Consumerism

No obvious product placement (CD packaging not available for review).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Jonas Brothers' debut CD single is filled with appealing pop, energetically executed by a trio of cute young heartthrobs. Family-safe content explores the tween-familiar territory of crushes, self-esteem pep talks, crushes, school, and crushes.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bytamidoll May 20, 2009
Teen, 15 years old Written byaNNabaNNaNax16 August 6, 2009

PERFECT FOR TWEENS AND UP

I LOVE IT THEY ARE TOO CUTE.

What's the story?

The Jonas Brothers, that delightful young trio from New Jersey, are obviously having the time of their lives on their debut album, IT'S ABOUT TIME. Among the high points is the opening track, \"What I Go to School For,\" which describes the problems inherent in a relationship between a freshman boy and a senior girl -- that is, if she ever stooped so low as to give him the time of day. Other songs, though less cleverly written, speak to tween concerns about life, love, friendship, and self-esteem in a way that, while being absolutely family-safe, never gets too sappy.

Is it any good?

Though not as polished -- or loaded with high-tech bells and whistles -- as their sophomore effort, Jonas Brothers, this CD explodes with the kind of infectious spunk and energy that can't be faked. Singer Nicholas, the obvious star, carries the day with his high lead vocals -- reminiscent of early Michael Jackson.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the Jonas Brothers got so big. Did MTV or Radio Disney have anything to do with it? If so, in what way? Parents can also discuss the opening song, "What I Go to School For," which cleverly describes a crush on an older girl. Have you ever had a secret crush on someone who seemed unattainable? How does it feel when you see that person at school? Is there a way to let the object of your affections know how you feel without risking total embarrassment?

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