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The Jonas Brothers upcoming album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times

The Jonas Brothers upcoming album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times

The Jonas Brothers’ new album Lines, Vines and Trying Times will be released on June 16th. In the meantime, fans can check out an exclusive pre-recorded concert — featuring songs from the album and behind-the-scenes interviews — on Walmart.com

To paraphrase Paul Simon, “Every generation throws a boy band up the pop chart.” The ’60s had The Beatles and The Monkees, the ’70s gave us The Jackson 5 and The Osmonds, the ’80s begat New Kids on the Block and New Edition, the ’90s were dominated by The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, while the late ’00s are all about the wholesome New Jersey trio of Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas.

Admittedly, I’m a little long in the tooth to be embracing pop music intended for an audience of teenage girls, but I have to applaud the Jonas Brothers for their musicianship, broad appeal and multi-media dominance. They provide the voices of the cherubs in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, they have their eponymous show on The Disney Channel, and they were up for Best New Artist at the 2009 Grammy Awards. It’s a Jonas Brothers world; we’re just living in it.

Which of the Jonas Brothers is your favorite?  Voice your choice in today’s featured poll.  And feel free to post a comment with your write-in ballot for younger brother Frankie, the “Bonus Jonas.” He’s only eight years old, but watch out.  Someone’s got to own the next decade.

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