JONAS L.A.

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
JONAS L.A. Music Poster Image
Squeaky-clean soundtrack from second season of JoBros show.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Though some of the songs touch on the problems of young love, this album is positive by and large, with many messages about living life to the fullest. For example, "Life's too short to waste time / Every little thing's gonna be alright."

Positive Role Models & Representations

On this show and in real life, the JoBros remain good role models for kids of all ages -- managing to stay grounded and down-to-earth despite their fame.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A couple of songs hint at physical intimacy (for example, "I just want to hold you in my arms"), but it's all innocent.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this soundtrack from the second season of the TV show adheres to the JoBros' classic formula: super-clean tunes that talk mostly about young love and reaching for your dreams. Overall, the album is fine for tweens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18+ year old Written byFIAB December 6, 2012

Not Too Good

This band...is just not for me. The lyrics are awful and even my kids don't like Jonas Brothers. The band get's one star,just because I cannot give th... Continue reading
Adult Written byFancyChristine15 October 7, 2010

Perfect for all ages

The Jonas Brothers are awesome! This cd makes you want to be on a beach somewhere! It is a great summer cd.
Kid, 7 years old August 14, 2010
Teen, 14 years old Written bySilverSnake August 17, 2010

The Lyrics are too.. the same!

Most of the songs lyrics is "L.A. L.A. BayBAY, L.A. L.A. L.A. BayBAY..." that irritates me, I'm sorry. Seriously, I'm sorry to sound like a... Continue reading

What's the story?

JONAS L.A. is a collection of tracks from the second season of the TV show by the same name, starring the most popular young trio on the tween scene -- the Jonas Brothers. In the show, the guys play (surprise!) musicians, giving them yet another outlet for their real-life songs. Like the vast majority of their tunes that came before, the 13 songs on JONAS L.A. are super wholesome, dealing with the same topics that most tweens spend their time thinking about: romantic relationships, striving to achieve goals, and growing up in general. Though a couple of songs hint at physical intimacy (for example, "I just want to hold you in my arms"), these tunes are largely innocent, making them OK for adolescents.

Is it any good?

From a musical perspective, the songs are fairly predictable, demonstrating the same synth-pop approach that characterizes so much of the music from the JoBros and their peers like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. That said, the album does offer a few cute standouts that deviate from the beaten path, like "Summer Rain" and "Your Biggest Fan."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this TV show mirrors the JoBros' own lives. Can it be considered acting when you're playing a character that so closely resembles your own life?

  • What are some different types of characters that each of the JoBros could play that would help them to stretch their creative boundaries?

Music details

For kids who love pop music

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