I know there are many differing opinions on the popular pop band the Jonas Brothers, most of them either adoring or hating, and in this blog post I will attempt to tell you my honest opinion.
I really like the Jonas Brothers.
I know, it's so shocking. Before you decide I am a silly obsessed teenage girl, here are my reasons.
First of all, I honestly enjoy their music. There are some songs I don't like, either for their silly lyrics or bad vocals, but there are a lot that I think are really well written and well performed. They have a unique sound that sometimes has a retro feel to it, and they don't sound like a typical boy band. Some of their lyrics are really clever, although they do sing about love too much. The members of the band are old enough for those songs, but the mostly preteen audience is a little young I think.
Their music videos are really cute as well, and again, many of them have a cool retro feeling to them. For example, take a look at this video. It follows a love story of a young couple in the 1940's, framed by the couple's grandchildren looking through a photo album. This is also one of my favorite songs by them.
Another thing I like about them is that they don't take themselves too seriously. I used to think that Joe was rather stuck up, based on how he takes center stage when they perform, but I like him a lot better after watching their television show, Jonas. I love that show. They are humble enough to tease themselves and have fun with each other.
I think of all the shows on the Disney channel right now, this one is the least centered on chasing girls and general worldliness. There is some of that in there, but it is definitely less prominent. Unlike Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place, the main characters generally try their hardest to do the right thing and make good choices. The importance of family is stressed, and the brothers are always helping each other and working together. They are on the same side. That is a rare thing on a Disney show. Usually it is portrayed as being perfectly natural to be in constant opposition to your siblings. That is one of the things I find refreshing about this show and about the Jonas Brothers.
Another thing I enjoy is their sense of style. Sometimes they do wear hideous outfits, (especially Joe) but most of the time they have a very classic, retro sense of style. They wear sharp suits, vests, dress shirts, sunglasses, bow ties and 70's style pencil ties, and other vintage looking outfits. Even their hair sometimes looks retro, in a James Dean kind of style. Again, that is not the attire of a typical boy band. They are unique, and they know what they like and go with it. They aren't popular because they are a typical pop band, they are popular because they are different and new.