Sounding out their fans
Esther Sun, YP intern
The Jonas Brothers, who became popular through the Disney Channel children's television network, have released their fourth album, Lines, Vines And Trying Times.
The American boy band have taken a different approach to this album, which has two flaws - weak opener World War III and the latest single Fly With Me.
The latter was first used during the end credits of the movie, Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.
In Fly With Me, there are too many instruments which is a distraction but overall the boys have done a good job.
They have experimented with new sounds - for example, Don't Charge Me For The Crime is a pop-rap medley which features Common.
Much Better is an excellent homage to legendary American singer/songwriter Neil Diamond.
Turn Right and Black Keys are two of the best tracks on the album. Their down-to-earth lyrics are easily relatable to the band's clean image, while Before the Storm - a duet with Disney pop sensation Miley Cyrus - is another enjoyable number.
For fans who prefer the classic Jonas tunes, the latest album isn't a lost cause. With the lead single Paranoid, Poison Ivy, Hey Baby and the bonus track, Keep It Real, the band have remained faithful to their pop-rock roots.