Before the album's release, I fully expected to hate Fastlife. I wasn't
impressed in the least with, "See No More", the lead single from the album.
After I listened to the album though, my mind changed greatly. I still don't
like "See No More" at all, and a few other tracks could use some improvement,
but over all it is not a bad album.
I was blown away by the lyrics, they're not what you'd expect out of a Jonas Brother. They're down right sexual, and I love that! My favorite track on the album would either be "Love Slayer" or the remix of "Just In Love" featuring Lil Wayne. I do not like Lil Wayne, but I love what he brings to the song. I never thought I'd hear the line, "'Cause all them other bitches ain't fucking with
her" in a Joe Jonas song. I only wish Joe would have sang it himself! You don't
expect lyrics that are poured into Joe's album.
This album may break Joe's "Little Christian Boy" reputation, since about half of the songs are about sex. One of the lines that left me shocked, among several, is in "Love Slayer". Though its more of a party song, parts of it imply much more than that. "She'll love you up all night, but I'm ready to stay up." Along with the quote from "Fastlife", "Coming down the road way, stripping down the high way, romance on the horizon."
The only thing I seriously dislike about the album is some of the music. They're not my normal style, or what I thought Joe would go with. The lyrics are pretty good though.
I was happily surprised by Fastlife, and I like the maturity that Joe is showing with his lyrics. I give his album four stars, because he did impress me. I just wish he would have gone with more of a rock sound over a "dance" sound.
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