Review: Jonas Brothers, ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’

Jonas Brothers, ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’: Aidin Vaziri | The Jonas Brothers have lived their whole lives with the explicit goal of becoming famous, and now that they’ve conquered countless bedroom walls, locker doors and cell phone screens, they won’t stop bitching about it. “I’m caught in a nightmare/ Can’t wake up/ If you hear my cry running through the streets/ I’m about to freak,” sings one of the brothers, whose name I don’t remember because I’m not an 11-year-old girl. As you might have guessed, the title of the Disney-endorsed trio’s fourth album isn’t about the joys of inhaling cocaine and swinging from chandeliers but rather the terrible inconveniences that come from staying at four-star hotels while adoring fans ask for autographs and photographers take your picture. The faintly charismatic Jonas Brothers are certainly in a position to comment on the suffocating effects of all-consuming popularity, but here it feels as if they’re complaining only because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do. Continue reading.

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