Jonas Brothers

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Good, clean pop-punk from nice-guy trio.
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Parents say

age 7+
Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 79 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Lyrics like "Next time I see you I'm giving you a high five/'Cause scars are overrated just FYI" in a break-up song promote a nice-guy image, consistent throughout.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A lot of swoon-worthy romance ("I catch a glimpse of heaven/I find my paradise/When you look me in the eyes") with nothing more explicit than "hold you through the night."

Language
Consumerism

The CDVU+ format allows a lot of room for product placement, but the Jonas Brothers are refreshingly restrained. There are a lot of fan-club type goodies in store for those who buy the CD.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this appealing, energetic, tween-friendly CD is from a trio of cute young heartthrobs who are in heavy rotation on Radio Disney (and have also toured with Hannah Montana). Content-wise, there's not much to object to -- the romance is innocent and the lyrics are clean. The band's cuteness factor is played up with the first-ever enhanced CDVU+ format, which boasts photos, videos, lyrics, and an interactive poster -- all accessible on any computer.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bykd1875 April 16, 2012

Good Music

Their music are cool and good to the ears, at least as far I know and by what I have listen from their music. -long term drug rehabilitation strategy
Adult Written byFancyChristine15 October 7, 2010

Perfect for anyone

I love the Jonas Brothers. There music is awesome and everyone can listen to it.
Teen, 16 years old Written byRosebud95 May 27, 2012

Ok album

It's ok. Some of the songs are fun to dance to, and others are just okay.
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy September 1, 2012

Talentless,overrated band.

Jonas SUCKS! Annoying music,yucky singing,ect.WHY DOES EVERYONE LOVE THIS BAND?! I think this band sucks bad!

What's the story?

The JONAS BROTHERS, a delightful young trio from New Jersey, are here to knock your socks off with their sophomore CD. It includes 14 well-delivered, mostly up-tempo (though a couple of ballads slide in and work pretty darn well) pop confections. The CD also offers a solid bonus with the new CDVU+ format, which includes photos, song lyrics, and video clips that are playable on any computer.

Is it any good?

Lyrics are carefully innocuous, dealing mostly with the roller-coaster ride of middle-school romance. Performances are energetic and effective, featuring silky-smooth vocals and some excellent guitar work. Mostly, what comes across is a sense of fun and a sweet collective personality with just enough of an edge to make these guys seem like terrific eighth-grade boyfriend material.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the Jonas Brothers are so popular. How does Disney promote its stars? Also, how does a band's image help or hurt their popularity? Do you think the Jonas Brothers' good looks enhance their fame, or would you like their music no matter what they looked like? Families can also talk about the new CDVU+ (pronounced "view plus") format. Do you like having all the extra bells and whistles, or do you just care about the music?

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