A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
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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?
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