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  • Summary: The first full-length new studio release from the pop trio in 10 years features production from Greg Kurstin, Shellback and Ryan Tedder.
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Only Human
Yeah, ayy I don't want this night to end It's closing time, so leave with me again (Yeah) You got all my love to spend, oh Let's find a place where... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 7, 2019
    85
    The low points are so few-and-far-between that they’re nearly forgotten once you get to the zesty, one-two punch finale of “Rollercoaster” and “Comeback.”
  2. 80
    The album loses some momentum around the more generic “Strangers”. But even with that song, the harmonies are hard to resist. It’s the best pop comeback – and likely one of the best pop albums – of the year.
  3. Jun 7, 2019
    80
    Happiness Begins feels immediate in way so many big pop albums of the twilight of the 2010s do not, but individual tracks are crafted to slide onto as many cross-genre play lists as possible.
  4. 67
    Despite not being the most innovative pop record in 2019. ... Happiness Begins is the best effort the brothers have put forth in their career together or separately.
  5. Jun 14, 2019
    62
    Happiness Begins is by no means an extraordinary album, but it’s a respectable showing from a group that has long deserved more respect than they’ve received.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Jun 7, 2019
    10
    This album is interesting in that it is so much of the brothers but such different souls on the album than what we knew before this album.This album is interesting in that it is so much of the brothers but such different souls on the album than what we knew before this album. They bare their souls on this album and it speaks on the ups and downs of general life as a band that couldn’t quite find the exact right way or sound to come back with, it talks about the love they have for their wives, and even the Rollercoaster that was their lives before the Happiness Begins again. Being a dedicated fan from the beginning, I was so nervous to hear what they came back with, but they exceeded my expectations and quite honestly, this is now the soundtrack of summer! Enjoy this album we’ve waited forever for. Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2019
    10
    Após 10 anos, eles voltam melhores e mais confiantes do que nunca. Go Jonas
  3. Jun 17, 2019
    10
    No eh escuchado todo el álbum pero me encanto su regreso cantan hernoso y tienen mucho talento
  4. Jun 10, 2019
    10
    This is their best album yet. it gives a feel of who they are individually and somehow finds a way to be cohesive and unify them as a groupThis is their best album yet. it gives a feel of who they are individually and somehow finds a way to be cohesive and unify them as a group too. The songs are fresh and the album itself feels like the most honest they've ever been with themselves. Lyrics are both playful and meaningful. They're starting to find a balance. I loved it. Would recommend. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2019
    9
    Fresh album! They did something different on this one. So many Pop albums nowadays has the same formula, but they really went in a differentFresh album! They did something different on this one. So many Pop albums nowadays has the same formula, but they really went in a different direction with this, blending genres, blending the NickJ's solo sound with DNCE's. It's really worth the listen! Expand
  6. Jun 8, 2019
    8
    I love most of the songs (like Hesitate, Rollercoaster, Strangers, Comeback, Sucker), but on the other hand, I don't like songs like Trust, II love most of the songs (like Hesitate, Rollercoaster, Strangers, Comeback, Sucker), but on the other hand, I don't like songs like Trust, I Believe or Used to Be. As a fan, I'll probably hear it until I love it more but in general, I'm pleased with this album Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2019
    2
    A bad and cringeworthy album. The only decent track is Sucker. A lot of tracks sound familiar(e.g. Love Her sounds almost the same as LoveA bad and cringeworthy album. The only decent track is Sucker. A lot of tracks sound familiar(e.g. Love Her sounds almost the same as Love Yourself by Justin Bieber). Only Human, Every Single Time and Happy When I'm sad are so awkward. The lyrics are meaningless most of the time. The production is boring. Nick and Joe's voice are decent mostly though.
    Also the band so be called "Nick and Joe Jonas" instead. Wth did Kevin Jonas do???
    Also the cover art is just trash.
    And STOP referencing Game Of Thrones just because your wife plays a role.
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