Jonas Brothers
Happiness Begins


3.0
good

Review

by industry plant USER (29 Reviews)
June 9th, 2019 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Cool enough.

Everybody knows the manufactured Disney villain-turned-pop band that is the Jonas Brothers. Endlessly loved by preteen girls while universally shat on by the music elitists in their glory days, the question on my end about them was "what is to hate?". If you were looking for mindless pop that made for decent background noise, you could have done much worse, and they actually churned out some pretty decent tunes at times—if you were into that sort of thing. And now we're in the bizarre simulation of reality that is the year 2019, and the Jonas Brothers reunited in February. Shockingly enough, the return was actually warmly recieved, and their "triumphant" comeback Happiness Begins is honestly not that bad, but again, only if this is your thing.

Despite trading in their guitars and drums in for pop-laden hip-hop beats, the brothers manage to keep their musical integrity surprisingly intact. The hooks and beats are solid enough for the type of music it is, everything flows well, and the structures are coherent. In short, it's fairly consistent with their earlier works despite the instrumental changes. The lyrics are nothing to write home about, although they certainly aren't bad, per se; it's basically typical harmless boy band lyrics about how much they love some girl—cheesy love songs that get their job done. The production of the various producers is typical pop production; everything's polished and clean as is the standard for pop music. There's nothing of the genius songwriting or musically game-changing short, but if you're looking for that in a Jonas Brothers album, then god help you.

Happiness Begins, in short, is consistent. The only real difference here is that this album was produced after the boys had been long freed of the chains locked onto them by the Mickey Mouse House. If you're not already sold on the JoBros' usual brand of bland, this won't do anything to change your mind, but if you're looking for another round of mindless, cheesy pop, then you've come to the right place.



Recent reviews by this author
Sublime with Rome BlessingsFrom First to Last From First to Last
Trash Boat Crown ShynessJudah and the Lion Folk Hop N' Roll
Belzebubs Pantheon of the Nightside GodsNew Years Day Unbreakable
user ratings (30)
Chart.
2.5
average

Comments:Add a Comment 
WeepinnWillow
June 9th 2019


688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Album stream: https://open.spotify.com/album/1Uf67JAtkVWfdydzFFqNF2

Constructive criticism appreciated. This one was a quick write-up. Never hated these guys as much as other people did.

Digging: Pendulum - Immersion

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
June 9th 2019


14874 Comments


Had no idea this was a thing lol. Cute unexpected pop comeback but no Violet Blaze, huh? ;]
Nice write-up, works well as a quick write/quick read, only thing I can think of that would have been nice to see is maybe a little bit of discussion of one or two individual songs, but you're pretty much fine without tbh

Digging: Bleach03 - Kibakuzai

Lucman
June 9th 2019


2737 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Nice write-up. I may check this out of sheer curiosity.

StonedManatee
June 9th 2019


154 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I won tickets in middle school for my sister to see the Jonas Brothers. This was in 2009. This is their best album, but it wouldn't take much...

Get Low
June 9th 2019


5596 Comments


Good review, pos'd.

Asdfp277
June 10th 2019


20646 Comments


i don't remember this band ever been bad-bad

RolyPoly
June 10th 2019


179 Comments


when i go driving and put on amp radio, sucker is a tolerable song

the worst offender is lil nas x old town road, gag

Lucman
June 10th 2019


2737 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is surprisingly solid.

WeepinnWillow
June 10th 2019


688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@roly old town road is great what do you mean

AgentDeathbat
June 10th 2019


9962 Comments


[2]
I'M GONNA TAKE MY HORSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD, I'M GONNA
RIIIIIIIIIIIDE TILL I CAN'T NO MORE

TundraL5Z
June 10th 2019


2777 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

wow this is surprisingly good yea, nothing like their old stuff though, wish there were more natural drums and the guitars were higher in the mix (cause you can barely fucking hear them), anyway, decent album

LelandAB
June 10th 2019


416 Comments


Time for the JoBros to gather their instruments and write a post-hardcore record.

Lucman
June 10th 2019


2737 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

But then you'd probably just have a whole album in the style of those pop goes punk comps. Do you want that?

RolyPoly
June 11th 2019


179 Comments


I really dont like country music

Faraudo
June 11th 2019


2969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It is a competent pop record lol, give it a break.

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
June 12th 2019


16086 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

They think I'm happy makes me want to kms but overall this is okay



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2017 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy