It's About Time

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's impossible to talk about the Jonas Brothers and their 2006 debut, It's About Time, without discussing Hanson. Like Hanson, the Jonas Brothers are not only a trio of siblings -- ranging in age from 17 to 13 at the time of the release of their first album -- who play their own instruments and write (some of) their own songs; they have a relentlessly sunny spirit that hearkens back to the classic '60s and '70s pop as heard on Time-Life compilations. If Hanson learned this sound from those original Time-Life collections, the Jonas Brothers picked up the strand from Hanson and then went to Hot Topic, creating a bubblegum type of mall punk that's considerably ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's impossible to talk about the Jonas Brothers and their 2006 debut, It's About Time, without discussing Hanson. Like Hanson, the Jonas Brothers are not only a trio of siblings -- ranging in age from 17 to 13 at the time of the release of their first album -- who play their own instruments and write (some of) their own songs; they have a relentlessly sunny spirit that hearkens back to the classic '60s and '70s pop as heard on Time-Life compilations. If Hanson learned this sound from those original Time-Life collections, the Jonas Brothers picked up the strand from Hanson and then went to Hot Topic, creating a bubblegum type of mall punk that's considerably heavier on the bubblegum than the punk. But that's not the only difference -- where Hanson worked with such hipsters as the Dust Brothers, the Jonas Brothers work with studio pros Michael Mangini and Steve Greenberg, who both did production work for Joss Stone and help bring a similarly slick but consciously classic vibe to It's About Time as they did to the retro-soul of Joss Stone. Despite these hints of commercial punk flair, the Jonas Brothers are at their core Hanson for the new millennium -- and since Steve Greenberg was the executive producer of that trio's 1997 debut, Middle of Nowhere, that shouldn't come as too big of a surprise, but if you go into It's About Time not knowing any of this, it's kind of a shock to hear 11 fizzy singalongs that sound like reworkings of "MMMBop." Of course, that's hardly a bad thing, since at its best, bubblegum has an effervescence that transcends generations, something that the Jonas Brothers come close to achieving here. They're a likeable bunch of kids singing likeable, ingratiating melodies that are perhaps a little too sweet but are still irresistible -- a little bit like a Hostess Cup Cake. And like a Hostess Cup Cake, if you think about it too much, this album does show some signs of being mass produced: the choruses seem a little bit too close to Kidz Bop territory, the professionally written songs about school and girls are too crassly cutesy, and "Year 3000" in particular grates, from its maddeningly vague lyrics ("We drove around in a time machine/Like the one in the film I've seen") to its obsession on their own success and how "This song had gone multi-platinum/Everybody bought our seventh album/It had outsold Kelly Clarkson", as if their seventh album -- which would be delivered in 2024 if they take three years between records -- would still have an impact when they're no longer in their teens, or when there are no longer albums for that matter (never mind that if people are still talking about the Jonas Brothers and Kelly Clarkson in the year 3000, that means their work has lasted longer than Shakespeare has to this day, but that's perhaps nitpicking). But, if you don't think about it too hard -- and, really, you shouldn't -- It's About Time is a fun debut, with more hooks than most teen-oriented music in 2006.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768671627
  • Catalog Number: 86716

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What I Go to School For (3:33)
  2. 2 Time for Me to Fly (3:05)
  3. 3 Year 3000 (3:21)
  4. 4 One Day at a Time (3:54)
  5. 5 6 Minutes (3:06)
  6. 6 Mandy (2:48)
  7. 7 You Just Don't Know It (3:37)
  8. 8 I Am What I Am (2:10)
  9. 9 Underdog (3:15)
  10. 10 7:05 (3:47)
  11. 11 Please Be Mine (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jonas Brothers Primary Artist
Mike Mangini Guitar, Keyboards
Jon Leidersdorff Drums
Steve Greenwell Bass, Keyboards
John R. Angier Piano
Jimmi K. Bones Guitar
Nicholas Jonas Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Kevin Jonas Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Thad DeBrock Drums
Joe Jonas Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Jon Kaplan Producer, Engineer
Mike Mangini Producer
Steve Greenwell Engineer
Stargate Composer
Johnny Wright Management
M. Hansen Composer
Nicholas Jonas Composer
Kevin Jonas Sr. Management
Steve Greenberg Producer
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Joe Jonas Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's About Time

    I heard recently on TV that the soulful voice of Nick in this group would be the future of rock. What a grim future indeed. This is just another boy band where the record company picked some good looking faces that would attract the teen and tween girl crowd. The songs aren't particularly original and lyrically they're terrible. The singer voice is anything but soulful, and this group just goes for the hook. I'm listening to Hendrix's cover of Dylan's All Along the watchtower now and it makes me wish I could grow up in an era like this song, with great lyrics and great instrumentals and arrangements. Its sad that the past is the only place you can find rock that's any good. I hope their tween fans (just a few years younger than me) can grow up and realize what they're missing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's About Time

    The singing is so whiny and people only like them 'cos they're hot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    kindergarten rock

    it basically sounds like what it is, a 12 year old attempting to sing with a bunch of studio musicians. None of the solos were played by any member of the jonas family by the way. It's amazing what can happen if someone puts enough money into something.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I love them.They r so cool.Both of their cds rock.They r coming out with a new album soon.I cant wait for their show j.O.N.A.S to come out and the movie camp rock with them.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Jonas Brothers rock! They have outstanding talent and absolutely give all out in their songs. When you listen to this CD, you can tell that they will go far in their proffesion.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Jonas Brothers - Music a Mother Can Love

    The Jonas Brothers have a couple of hit songs out right now - Year 3000 and Kids of the Future are my favorites. My children, husband and I saw these boys aged 19, 17 and 14, perform at the White House Easter Egg Roll in April 2007. The music is very now while being wholesome and fun. Nothing for parents to worry about! Kids of the Future is a reworked version of the Kim Wilde Kids in America that I loved in the '80s. These boys were SOOO nice to their fans at the White House and stuck around signing autographs and taking pictures for a long time after their performance. I just love them and would recommend this album for any parent looking for current, fun, hip music for their children - mine ages 3, 7 and 10 all love it!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    there the best thing to hit planet earth!

    there SO awsome!!!They write songs about what happens in real life, they can relate with others,and there no bratty celbs there brillient talented singers and musicans!and there totaly funny!And also there no gay nsync or backstreet boys.there christan boys with morals.i so recomend them!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD Rocks!!!!

    The songs on the cd are catchy and cool. They have good morals and the singers have awesome voices. My favorite three songs on the cd are Underdog, Year 3000, and Time for me to fly.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jonas Brothers is the new craze

    I absolutely love the Jonas brothers! It's About Time is one of the only cds I can listen to without getting tired of it! All the songs are positive and have great messages! They are setting great examples for all the tweens and teens and I know because I am a teen! Jonas Brothers stand for a good cause! You won't be disappointed if you buy the cd! May God bless the Jonas Brothers!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!

    I hadn't really heard the Jonas Brothers just Nicholas Jonas' A Christmas Prayer and Dear God. I found the CD and bought it and was greatly impressed. Great buy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I think that The Jonas Brothers have a lot of potential, but I'm sad that they've signed with Disney. They want to be big like U2 and The Beatles, but Disney won't get them that far. They'll be known as a kids band. I think they should break away from Disney early. The album itself is very good, and it is BEFORE Disney. I'm anxious to see what their second album has to offer. If they stay with Disney, their fans will like their looks and won't appreciate their music, like I do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesomeness!

    I love love love this CD! My favorite songs are Time For Me To Fly, 6 Minutes, 7:05, You Just Don't Know It, and Underdog. All the other ones are totally awesome too! I totally recommend this CD to anyone that's a fan of the whole Disney pop stuff (Me)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING CD!!

    This CD is AMAZING!!! I love to listen to it. They are great singers with good morals. All of their songs are appropriate for all ages. None of their songs have suggestions of bad guestures or the horrible language used in today's society. I'm looking forward to buying their next CD!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CHEK THIS OUT

    Some people disagree with the cd, but this ain't junk. It's the only cd that I can listen to over and over again without getting sick of it. It's great and all of the songs are catchy. Your ears are broken if you don't like it. Poor unfortunate souls is off the chain!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    they rock

    OMG there i love their cd it is so awesome! Nick is totally hotttt!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They Rock this is why......

    They are the best. I met them live they sang so good! I saw them once when there cd came out in Willowbrook ans they said i was CUTE!!! And i was five feet away from them at a Jesse McCartney conster in 2005 when no one knew them!!!! Thats why they rock!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    totally awesome!!!

    I love the Jonas Brothers! They totally, totally, totally rock! All of the songs are awesome and the guys are totally hot too. Buy this CD and you wont be dissapointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE THIS CD I THINK THAT NICK IS THE CUTEST THING THAT EVER HIT PLANET EARTH!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME AND AMAZING

    These boys are so talented they worte 7 out of the 11 songs on the CD and they are fun songs that have a good beat and they are absolutely amazing!!! BUY THIS CD its amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    there the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you guys are cool i love your cd/ joe your the funnist kevin your so sweet nick your the leader!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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