Little Bit Longer

A Little Bit Longer

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It's always been a little bit too easy to compare the Jonas Brothers to their teen pop forefathers Hanson, as they're also an adolescent trio of brothers who play their own instruments and write much of their original material, all rooted in classic guitar pop. Initially, this comparison made sense, as their…  See more details below

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It's always been a little bit too easy to compare the Jonas Brothers to their teen pop forefathers Hanson, as they're also an adolescent trio of brothers who play their own instruments and write much of their original material, all rooted in classic guitar pop. Initially, this comparison made sense, as their 2006 debut, It's About Time, bore an unmistakable similarity to Middle of Nowhere, but just two years later when the group delivered its third album, A Little Bit Longer, it was clear that the Jonas Brothers were a pop phenomenon in a way Hanson never were. Of course, the Jonas Brothers were helped immeasurably by the marketing might of Disney, who turned the group's 2006 stiff into the bona fide 2007 hit Jonas Brothers through saturation play on Radio Disney and countless TV appearances, including a guest-starring spot on Hannah Montana. By the time A Little Bit Longer appeared in late summer 2008, the trio's popularity rivaled that of Miley Cyrus, but they were better poised for a cross-generational crossover than the former Ms. Montana, as they had a stronger grounding in classic pop. A Little Bit Longer trades heavily on that foundation, so much so that it seems it was designed to be a teen pop album adults wouldn't be embarrassed to play. All the lingering goofiness of their first two albums has been stripped away -- there are no songs about taking rocket trips to the year 3000 -- along with any ounce of fat, which gives the album a mildly mature vibe, particularly when the power ballads surge toward overly dramatic choruses. Fortunately, this maturity doesn't dominate, as there is plenty of levity here -- most appealingly on the mellow shuffle of "Lovebug" and the good-natured dig at shallow groupies on "Video Girl" -- and as most of the record is devoted to punchy power pop like the addictive opener, "BB Good," A Little Bit Longer winds up with a nice, skillful blend of bubblegum and ballads, never tipping too far in one direction of another. It's a nifty trick that's much harder to pull off than it seems -- countless other teen pop bands have stumbled as they attempt this balancing act that the Jonas Brothers pull off so effortlessly here -- but the key to its success is that it is pitched perfectly between frivolous, disposable pop and meticulous mature craft, so as the Jonas Brothers continue to grow they might wind up losing that sense of fun that is integral to their music, but with this record they hit all the notes just right.

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Rolling Stone - Jody Rosen
The boys' fantastic third album is steeped in the fuzzed-up guitars, three-part harmonies and cotton-candy choruses of Big Star and Cheap Trick. Power-pop die-hards awaiting the genre's commercial saviors must reckon with the fact that the messiahs have arrived . . . and they're a Disney boy band.

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Release Date:
04/07/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0050087128678
catalogNumber:
904670

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A Little Bit Longer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's sad to think that people actually like this. although i admire the jonas brothers for actually going out and making a band unlike other people today that instead just play rock band or guitar hero(and just so that you are not mistaken, i am a teenager, not an adult that is insulting today's generation). this is not good music and i would not recommend the jonas brothers to anyone, but i wouldn't mind if you actually tried to make a band and go somewhere with your lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It can't be August 12th soon enough!Listening to their old album we all know that this one will be 10 times better.I know for certain that the harmonies will be tighter,the lyrics will be catchier and we'll more than ever want the songs to be about us especially since the brothers have written all the songs on the album themselves.I'm so excited to hear it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well if you are a girl and get so happy and scream when you see them on tv on even at a concert you are a true Jonas fan. I know all the words to there old album so i bet &quot A Little Bit Longer&quot will get sold out fast so go preorder it like i did
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alot of girls only like the Jonas Brothers because of they're looks (I'm not ashamed to admit that I think they're all pretty hot), but I really love their music! I listen to their old album every night before going to sleep and I have every song memorized. I can't wait for their new one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new songs are awesome. I recently went to their concert and the crowd flipped out when they sang the new singles. Nick's song 'LITTLE BIT LONGER' is genius and is very emotional.I know you will enjoy the upcoming album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i swear u can ask me any question u want its like i stalk them lol not one square inch of my room isnt covered with a cd cover or a poster of the jonas brothers!!! (maybe a few of chris brown lol) I am in love withe the first few singles out from this cd and i would bet my soul that this cd is gonna be as ah-mazing as the clique of twilight. LYLAS, Tati (btw-lylas-luv ya like a sister)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone, if you love the Jonas Brothers, you need this album. i pre-ordered it and so should everyone else. Their songs are so amazing. Although some people may refer to them as another &quot boyband.&quot They truly aren't. They write all of their songs, play their own instruments, and don't do choregraphed dance moves. So if you want a taste of fresh, new, young artists, who I must admit are really cute, BUY THIS CD!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so excited for this CD i could scream! 'cept that my parents r in the nxt room and its 3 in the morning, needless to say they would be reaaally upset! i luv every song by them and always will!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Jonas Brothers song are great and decent. They are talented I've heard a few of the new songs when I went to the concert and I loved them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, i didnt know who the jonas brothers were until their album the jonas brothers came out. I listened to their songs and i love them. i'm not one of those girls who would jump on them if i see them or start screaming... they are just like us but you know their name because they are famous but i can't wait to buy this album. I already love a little bit longer, ushin me away, tonight,and burning up. So i can't wait because we already know they did great on this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Their last cd was great this one will be even better. i wish them the best of luck on this cd. i love the jonas brothers!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love jonas brothers so much i cant wait till it comes out
Guest More than 1 year ago
The tracks released from 'A Little Bit Longer' on iTunes seem promising. This album already appears to be a bit more mature from their previous two albums. Regardless of quality, I'm sure it will be a top seller for the summer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thier last cd totally rocked. I bet this will be twice as awesome. I LUV THE JO bROS'S!!!!!!!!!! They also rocked out with miley in her best of both worlds concert! I luv Joe and Nick!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a surprise! For those of you who thought that the Jonas Brothers were a sellout pop machine, here is an album to prove you wrong. They have definitely matured, both in voice and in musical taste. These tracks, unlike the ones off of their first album, are actually musical. They include awesome drum beats and guitar riffs. The lyrics are thoughtful and grown-up. This album proves that these boys have staying power beyond a pretty face , and that they are here to stay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Jonas Brothers have amazing talent. You could listen to their music forever. All three of them have something about them that just makes you wnt to smile. Buy their album on August 12th .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only have the Jonas Brothers gone from nobodies to a world famous band, compared to the like of The Beatles, they are already on the verge of releasing their third album. This album contains songs for every type of listener, and the lyrics can touch you deeply, especially the last track 'A Little Bit Longer'. I highly recommend this album for anyone who appreciates high quality music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to this cd today and it was AMAZING. It had so many different types of songs and tempos you could'nt get tired of it.!!! Some of the songs are so different from there usuall produts, they are such amazing gentlemen!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg great album... they've gotten SOOO far in their music! unbelieveable albums awesome buy it tomorrow
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got my CD in the mail for being a TEAM JONAS MEMBER and it rocks I LOVE it and the bonus cd that comes with it to am so exited.I cant wait for them to come back to califronia. my favorite song in this cd right know cuz i havent finished listening to all of them, has to be A little bit Longer its really nice and i can relate to it.The Jo Bros. are a rea insperation to me and my sisters. i hope they come up with alot more songs pretty soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These boys are really Burnin' Up the charts and I don't think I could've waited a little bit longer for this album to come out. It has been stuck in my head since the moment I heard it and I can't get it out. I am a big Jonas fan and they did not disappoint with their third album. These boys know how to rock, and they keep on rocking. I would definitely recommend this album to anyone. It has a variety of tunes that the whole family will enjoy! Go buy the album TONIGHT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
okay i haven't even bought the CD yet but i know that is amazing. i mean the songs are outstanding and since it is CDVU, it even has special downloadable pics, videos and stuff!! So i can't wait to get this!!! amazing - all jonas fans must buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is amazing. They have some of their best work on here. &amp quot A Little Bit Longer&amp quot is simply outstanding. it's touching, yet perfect to rock out to. The Jonas Brothers have done it again, but even better this time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great! The Jonas Brothers never do a bad job, this CD is worth all your money :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Jonas Brothers were seeming to fade away from my mind without having any other hits since Burnin' Up and that was getting a little boring. I hoped and hoped for something new and then this new album came out and I just love it so much! I guess I'll have to LOVE the JoBros a &quot Little Bit Longer!&quot This album is great, it's so clever! I'm sad to think that the song I love so much now is about Nick's diabetes. :(