Jonas Brothers - It's About Time

Published Thursday 22nd March 2007
Jonas Brothers - It's About Time
Jonas Brothers - It's About Time

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23420-12532
LABEL: Daylight/Columbia 82876867162

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

At first glance, there is nothing new about the generic pop rock of The Jonas Brothers. Joseph, Kevin and Nicholas are the sons of a New Jersey church pastor with 13 year old Nicholas the real star of the group with a fine soulful voice. For Brits, you'd be astonished listening to this to discover that the band are a smash hit in the USA having come under the wing of Disney who have been pushing them via radio and TV for the past six months. They're good looking and their generic teenage songs about girls and school in jaunty pop punk style has seen them become mainstream chart successes. Spread amongst all the sub-Hanson power pop are a few ballads that really highlight Nicholas Jonas' voice including "One Day At A Time" which is full of soppy teenage lovelorn yearning. Upbeat songs like "I Am What I Am" and "What I Go To School For" are all well and good but can't explain the massive success. That is down to a surprising yet wimpy cover of the Busted UK Top 10 hit "Year 3000". Obviously the English trio never had an American hit with the song or the Jonas Brothers would have been laughed out of the studio as theirs isn't a patch on the original. There isn't much here that explains their mega success but then again I'm not an 11 year old girl with their poster on my bedroom wall. I predict they will burn bright and fade quickly but that Nicholas Jonas will emerge as a solo artist of great repute in 2010 rather than in 3000.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Ellie in New Jersey @ 23:46 on Dec 13 2009

"...Nicholas Jonas will emerge as a solo artist of great repute in 2010 rather than in 3000."

That is disturbingly accurate.
Nick Jonas & The Administration's first album drops on Feburary 1st, 2010.

Whoever wrote this article three-something years ago is either a genius or a mind reader.

Posted by Logan in Cornwall @ 19:48 on Jun 5 2009

Jonas Brothers are terrible. Simplistic pop rock with terrible musicianship.
Their key fan base is full of girls, who just listen to them because other girls do, or because they think one is "hot".

No one buy this.
I had to sit through it due to my sister's terrible musical taste.

Reply by Alexander in Gillingham @ 14:58 on Jul 7 2009

Amen Brother. Me too!
3 hour drive, Jonas Brothers non stop, my Ipod out of batteries, I resorted to gnawing my own arm off in an attempt to quell my frustration.
one of them can sing moderately well, but their songs are mediocre, generic corporate trash!

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Posted by erika in holden, mo @ 19:46 on May 22 2009

I love the jonas brothers!!!!!!!!! :) i am going to their concert in the kansas city sprint center. on July 29th. I LOVE THE JB

Posted by Kyra in Canada @ 02:22 on Oct 19 2008

Just want to say that I'm almost 15, and the Jonas Brothers are still amazing. Oh, and One day at a time is so beautiful to me because I really can relate to it and never thought I would find a song about this. Tip to reviewing music: don't be biased by age or genre.

Posted by Brianna (loves Joe) in right here @ 17:08 on Aug 7 2008

hey does anyone know when this CD was first released? thnx

Posted by Katie in New York @ 01:33 on Apr 2 2008

I just want to say that the jonas brothers are my life and they got me through a lot, i love you guys forever no matter what!!

Reply by izzy in england @ 13:56 on Jul 5 2008

The Jonas Brothers are ace as well as cute and Kevin is the cutest.

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Posted by Sarah Herbkersman in Pennsylvania @ 14:55 on Jan 18 2008

wow this amazing article and it is sad some part.

Posted by Jessica in Rhode Island @ 22:55 on Oct 25 2007

I LOVE THE JONAS BROTHERS! anyone know where i can buy this CD? But not too expensive

Posted by hayley in addairsville georgia @ 20:22 on Aug 27 2007

hi joe nick and kevin jonas i wish i could go to your concert i love you so much iam a huge fan

Posted by Angel in Stafford,TX @ 04:18 on Aug 14 2007

Hey Jonas Brothers I really know miley Cyrus! Anyways I wish I get to go to one of ur concert!
But No.Never had the chance.

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