Cheers for 10 Years (Part 2)
Who’s ready for round two of the 10 year anniversaries? We’re really taking it back this time with some albums that helped me and probably some of you guys get through that awkward preteen phase. That time in our lives when we still really wanted to watch Disney Channel but also really wanted to be cool and do some partying.
Lines, Vines & Trying Times by The Jonas Brothers
Release Date: June 16th, 2009
My Favorite Songs: Much Better, Black Keys, Turn Right
The Jonas Brothers released their fourth studio album in 2009 and it became the last studio album before the band called it quits four years later in 2013. Although the album came out when I was just a preteen it was one I held very close to my heart through the breakup. Here we are ten years later, and the album is still a banger. This year is not only monumentous because it’s the ten year anniversary of “Lines, Vines & Trying Times” but also because it’s the year The Jonas Brothers made their extremely successful comeback.
The album itself may have had the lowest reviews of any previous Jonas Brothers record but it was mostly because the band was in a transitional period between being the Disney teen idols and the mature sound that the guys were trying to lean in to. There are definitely tracks on this record no one ever really needs to talk about ever again (what even was “Don’t Charge Me For The Crime”) but for the most part fans still to this day dance and sing to songs like “Fly With Me” and “Paranoid.”
Personally, I think “Much Better” is the way to go and it has always been my favorite.
Here We Go Again by Demi Lovato
Release Date: July 21st, 2009
My Favorite Songs: Catch Me, World of Chances, Stop The World
There is no denying that Demi Lovato has been killing the game since she arrived on the scene in 2008. It’s widely known that she’s had many ups and downs through her career, but her second studio album “Here We Go Again” has remained a favorite for ten years and is constantly proven as a great source for throwbacks. If you haven’t listened to it in a while or have never listened to it before I highly suggest you give it a go. It’s completely different from anything she’s released since and it’s fun to see how much she’s grown. Also, the “Remember December” music video will always be iconic.
There's a rumor going around that Demi may be getting ready to put out some music, so there's always that to look forward to as well!