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  • Summary: The pop group's fourth album features Miley Cyrus, Common, and Jonny Long.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. On their fourth release in as many years, the boys don't entirely topple their Tiger Beat pedestal, but with Lines' PG-13 sentiments and wailing guitars, they try hard to leave their tween-dream innocence behind.
  2. If the Jonases come up woefully short in the sensitivity department, they (nearly) make up for it with songwriting that's far more flavorful than that on Fearless or on the JoBros' previous disc, last year's "A Little Bit Longer."
  3. Although the tunes are accomplished, Lines has a patina of smarm that's less smart than the music.
  4. It’s a bricolage of genres, so bent on embracing a variety of musical forms that it sometimes borders on parody.
  5. The boys continue to expand musically, making this their kickiest and catchiest CD yet, even better than last year's A Little Bit Longer.
  6. While it's commendable for the trio to try to break out of its teen dream box, it's on songs like 'Before the Storm'--featuring Miley Cyrus--where the brothers prove they're still among the best at putting the fizz in pop culture.
  7. As a piece of product, this album modestly accomplishes the goal of keeping the Jonas Brothers name out there, reenergizing the fickle base. But as an album, it is a failure, weighed down by the painfully bland production and a team of uninspired professional songwriters who add little to Nick’s developing skills.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 17 out of 25
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    They grew up... and fast. This album is the most solid ever made not just by them, but also by any Disney artist. It could sounds strange or even a little innapropiate, but they made amazing music and they are just getting better and better. They finally found their place in the world. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2010
    the meaning of zero...! another teenage **** you kidding me !!!? And the exiting part is that their fans are even more annoying !!! All thanks to disney for giving us this geniuses...! Expand
  3. May 22, 2013
    Do you wanna know the truth? Jonas brothers never could be called by a boyband. They will never get it, I'm so sorry for their fans. lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Expand

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