Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins
Happiness Begins
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PipePanic
NR
HA HA HA JONUS BROTHERS IN 2019?!?! NOW THIS IS EPIC!
I'll give them my money IRONICALLY!! HA HA
i listened to the album so YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAHA
wOw, it's better then the AVERAGE jonus brothers album, that means it's the BEST album of 2019 IRONICALLY!!
IT'S SO IRONIC RIGHT???!!??
MY LIFE IS SO IRONIC?!?!?!?!
hahahahhahHAHAHAHHAH
HAHAHA
I'M A SCREAMING SLAVE
HAHAHA
I'M A DYING SLAVE
HAHAHA
I'M A SLAVE
I'M A SLAVE
I'M A IRONIC SLAVE!

I'm not listening to this album, just a heads up.
Inglume
37
"WOAH, AN ACTUAL REVIEW FOR THIS ALBUM?" - AOTY users
"(*inaudible screeching*)" - The girls at Starbucks

Yeah...it's not surprising to see why no one is taking this album seriously enough to make a full-length review. Of course, I was stupid to even think about spending the extra couple of minutes writing up this review, but y'know...might as well get the bad stuff over with!

Sitting through the 43 minutes of teen pop "summer jams" multiple times in this Jonas ... read more
okcomputer12127
4
Can't wait for these songs to be played at my little sister's birthday party!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JoaoSantos
NR
Thicc asses tho
Plats
45
"Happiness Begins" is a by the numbers summer pop album. There are a few bops like "Sucker" (which I'll admit grew on me a bit) and the brothers' vocals are still very competent. But generic production and soulless lyrics don't help it from being every insecure straight white teenage girl's wet dream.

Fav Tracks: Every Single Time, Sucker, Don't Throw It All Away

Least Fav Tracks: Cool, Rollercoaster, Trust, Strangers

Score:
4.5
Meh

mmm... JonASS Brothers...
KengojiUltamYT
42
The Jonas Brothers cured my d̶̘͑ẹ̷̩̈́̏̅ṕ̷͙̘̯͌r̷͎̤͋̓e̴̎̈́͑͘ͅͅs̵̺͒ͅs̵̺̳̟̪̑i̶̲̋̀o̴̙̤̅̇̆͒n̸̝̫͋ ̴̗̣̭̓̾

Best Tracks: Only Human,Don't Throw it Away,Rollercoaster
Worst Track: Hesitate
ElectricMess
45
not horrible tbh, but I just have no desire to hear The Wiggles for pre-teens do their best One Republic impression again any time soon
goncalocouto
56
It's a shame they're going for the more produced pop side instead of the pop rock/pop punk that made them great. The slow songs never worked for them. The production on this album is on point, but this album sounds a 2012's Bieber album. I get that this album is made for summer. Yes, I'm going to listening to three or four songs now and then, but this album feels empty and uninspired.

✅ Sucker | Only Human | I Believe | Every Single Time | Don't Throw it Away
JuanCamiloBv
35
Summer songs for white girls Vol. 1
TreyLikesBands
13
Cursed

I guess I'm too young to have been able watch these guys, or I just never watched Disney channel. This project, although a bit quirky at times, is just flushed out radio-hungry pop. I mean, I found myself tapping my foot a couple times, but never really enjoying the music. It's a shame, because these guys do have some sort of talent, it's just not presented well on this boring and forgettable album.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: Sucker
LEAST FAVL Cool, Hesitate
thejacktackshac
45
Non existential and inconsequential cash grab that supplies the radio with an arsenal of “summer hits” to choose from.
thomasny18
NR
You ain't gonna cure my depression that easily.
usedtobe
10
This is so 2005 and not in a good way.
ACreativeName
41
happiness begins when this album ends
Benny
NR
The Jonas Brothers are simply piut,Migos for white people who think mayonnaise is spicy.
PatrickL0419
47
It sure as hell doesn't begin here.

EDIT: WTF The Independent?!?!? "likely one of the best pop albums of the year" in a year with a CRJ release? Not on my watch.
Tielur
NR
NR

One Direction is better

EDIT: Pitchfork is funny
distraughtonaut
NR
why am i spending time torturing myself by listening to this, instead of having a good time supporting artists that actually need it

stopped listening after they mentioned game of thrones
bornunderpunch
35
80 The Independent
It’s the best pop comeback – and likely one of the best pop albums – of the year.
upd:
Almost every song here sounds like i listened to it. Like, note for note, I could recall the song 5 seconds ahead of it's runtime. Have they just ripped off a ton of songs and put them on into this pile of trash? It's not terrible, but c'mon. The vocals are cheesy, the instruments are very minimal, and the whole thing is pop formula bullshit. Yes PipePanic, I listened to ... read more
kiccass_account
NR
nice pool y'all
KnifeTrick
20
Zzz...
Most old boy bands that were a big hit years ago always seem to fall apart in trying to adapt into the modern sound since they sound so damn boring.

Favs: Sucker, Don't Throw it Away, Strangers
Crimson00
30
Never really liked the jonas brothers but after listening to this I dislike them even more. Its SO GENERIC! Goddamn man listening to this makes me feel like they where forcing themselves to make a radio hit album. Theres nothing wrong with that but still it feels like there was no heart put into this record. Sad ass shit.
_zeltrxn17
18
Maybe I'm too harsh on this, but I'll call it here:
This is basically Jonas Brothers swerving to a more Pop direction, which is not their most comfortable one, but given it's Jonas Brothers, It ain't that bad right?
This is deep down on my 2019 list with Logic's Supermarket. Yes. It's that awful. And it's not only because of the cover art.
tazzyzzat
50
Favorites: 'Sucker', 'Don't Throw It Away', 'Happy When I'm Sad', 'Rollercoaster'

Least Favorite: 'Love Her'

The vocals are nice.
The instrumentals are nice.
It's unfortunate how generic this is.
It's nice they're back, though.
Handing out a lot of 50s to the mainstream radio grabbers.
dumbmoonlight
45
I don't know if anyone that follows me on the site noticed already, but I don't really listen to songs from male singers (except "Panic! at the Disco", but it is a whole band). This quite sums up why, as "Happiness Begins" shows itself with the "Look! I can age too!" vibe.
1koopl1
NR
One of the worst albums released this decade.

Obviously bought their Pitchfork review.

This is fucking TERRIBLE low quality shit tier pop. They don't even like making music, I can tell.
issmolmolotov
69
The critic rating is 69. My life is complete.
petetheman
53
I love the production work from Greg Kurstin much more than Tedder, few decent pop tracks here but overall it's what I expected from Jonas Brothers.

Fav Tracks : I Believe, Sucker, Used To Be

Least Fav : Happy When I'm Sad
notanalt
50
Jonas
Tsareena
53
Looking at the lyrics and credits... I wonder what Kevin actually contributed to this. The album starts out pretty fun but it drags on by the middle and ends up feeling familiar but forgettable.
Fave: Sucker
TheHeights
35
Well, I've lost over 40 minutes of my life listening to a bunch of intends of summer songs that are totally going to be forgotten past September.
dearsongs
NR
Fun fact, my moms good friends son is the Jonas Brothers tour drummer.
25
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 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 should be called "Nick and Joe Jonas" instead. Wth did Kevin Jonas do???
Also the cover art is just trash.
And STOP ... read more
iamnicmoore
38
QUICK THOUGHTS: Bland, safe, unoffensive, and unremarkable pop music with no unique characteristics. Kevin is still my favorite though.
PcPowerUp
10
passionless moneymaker
luisdelrey2016
40
10 years of hiatus and the results do not atone for the period of time. Jonas Brothers come along with an aimlessly bland pop attempt. Their homecoming ends up to be one of the most dissapoiting one from 2019, because Happiness Begins encloses their most unispired and contrived performance yet.
FAVS: I Believe, Don't Throw it Away, Trust
LEAST FAV: Hesitate
oh
29
what is this
Billie
53
it's full of fillers

favorite: cool, only human, don't throw it away
heartgears
44
An album with some good summer jams but is ultimately way more dramatic than the music warrants.
Gustavowaves
95
Sucker / 9
Cool / 9
Only Human / 10
I Believe / 8
Used To Be / 9
Every Single Time / 10
Don't Throw it Away / 8
Love Her / 7
Happy When I'm Sad / 9
Trust / 9
Strangers / 10
Hesitate / 10
Rollercoaster / 10
Comeback / 10
25
Yikes. Nothing here is actually worth listening to. Only sucker is passable and even then its barely there. There's much better pop available this year.
ewertonmartiny1
47
Média Das Músicas: 44 // Nota Do Álbum: 50 // Nota Geral: 47
Alexbuteras
90
sucker - 100/100
cool - 87/100
only human - 95/100
i believe - 86/100
used to be - 90/100
every single time - 94/100
don't throw ir away - 80/100
love her - 100/100
happy when i'm sad - 98/100
trusts - 90/100
stranges - 70/100
hesitate - 100/100
rollercoaster - 100/100
comeback - 70/100
marktheshark4
43
i wanna like this but its pretty rough :/
JJJAAACCCKKK
68
Sucker 80/100
Cool 65/100
Rollercoaster 65/100
Trust 55/100
Used to be 70/100
Comeback 60/100
Happy when I’m sad 65/100
Every single time 75/100
Don’t throw it away 70/100
Hesitate 65/100
I believe 70/100
Love her 70/100
Strangers 70/100
Only human 70/100
An good but not great album.
ToThePoint
54
This album actually pleasantly surprised me. I'm a sucker for anything remotely resembling a ska/reggae song (no pun intended). So I automatically enjoyed "Only Human", and "Every Single Time" despite them being steeped in formulaic pop. Don't get me wrong, there were some unlistenable songs on here as expected, such as "Cool" and "Rollercoaster", however a majority of the songs just missed the cringe mark for me and earned at least a half rating. ... read more
Putzcecela
89
Um ótimo comeback, com musicas muito gostosinhas de ouvir, mesmo não fugindo muito do padrão dos dias de hoje.

Sucker: 10/10
Cool: 8/10
Only Human: 10/10
I Believe: 9/10
Used To Be: 10/10
Every Single Time: 10/10
Don't Throw it Away: 8/10
Love Her: 10/10
Happy When I'm Sad: 8/10
Trust: 9/10
Strangers: 7/10
Hesitate: 8/10
Rollercoaster: 9/10
Comeback: 9/10
MariellyAkarius
12
Albums that nobody wanted or asked for

This
Jonas brothers members solo discography
Nickelback entire discography
Will.i.am solo record
a drake 30 track album
another Avril Lavigne álbum that sound like the same album she released before
35
I had high expectations for this album. I mean who wouldn't. The Jonas Brothers made some amazing tracks 10 years ago and of course, anybody would have high expectations when a band is getting back together.

Sucker was a great first single to the album but it also set my expectations way too high. Usually, you can get to the middle of the album and it starts going downhill from there but it started going downhill after the 3rd track of the album, Only Human.

I don't want to be one of those ... read more
EiDouVarg
57
The Jonas Brothers do not return to form on 'Happiness Begins', but rather comeback with a sound of today. This album won't age well as time progresses, just like the trio's previous efforts, but it is a good attempt at making decent pop music.
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