Jonas Brothers

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Adam R. Holz
Bob Smithouser

Album Review

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“Hold On” tells the jilted not to give up hope. Tired of a roller-coaster dating relationship, the self-respecting singer announces, “I’m done with being up and down and pushed around” (“Goodnight and Goodbye”). The punk-infused “Inseparable” and the mellow ballad “Hello Beautiful” both declare love across the miles. Frustrated that he and the girl of his dreams are “Just Friends,” a guy mentions long-term visions of wedding vows and a picket fence. “Kids of the Future” borrows the melody from Kim Wilde’s 1981 hit “Kids in America” for a song about feeling at home with “a family that wants you.” That track applauds adoption much like the film it appeared in, Walt Disney’s Meet the Robinsons. A handful of songs, including “S.O.S.,” pine over lost love, though breakups never spawn revenge fantasies. “When You Look Me in the Eyes” innocently tells a girl that meeting her gaze is like a glimpse of heaven.

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Summary Advisory

Despite being in love with being in love, these three sibs from Jersey are as upbeat and trouble-free as it gets. Already heavily promoted on Disney Channel, they’ll play spies in a 2008 series called J.O.N.A.S. Joe Jonas says, “We’re aiming for people our age, but we also want to get kids younger than us.” OK by us. Just keep it clean.

Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.

Bob Smithouser
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