We'd never heard a Jonas Brothers song until today. What prompted us to check out their new album was this quote from the current Rolling Stone:
"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."
As "power pop die-hards" ourselves, the feeling is bittersweet: while we do find this album a little too candy-coated for our taste, these kids can truly make the subgenre popular, as their massive, hysterical following clearly demonstrates. (Although, truth be told, our money's on Drake Bell--of Nickelodeon's Josh and Drake fame--whose album It's Only Time, is a lot more developed and shows a lot more promise for the future than the Jonas Brothers.)