Hook Me Up

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Edgy, electro-pop sister duo touring with JoBros.
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Parents say

age 15+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Lots of dramatic talk about relationships, loss, love. One song is about cheating, but realizing it's a mistake: "I was missing you…/I let him stay…/he almost felt the same." Other songs talk about being tired of trying to fit in; another makes fun of celebrity girls ("I get what I want/my name is my credit card"). One line says "Revenge is sweeter than you ever were" -- although there's no details about getting actual revenge.

Violence
Sex

Lots of sexual innuendo; nothing graphic, but obvious stuff: "I feel so untouched and I want you so much that I can't resist you," "I can taste it in our first kiss../..searching for you in my sheets," "I can't stay away/get up and go down/then we go one more round," "I was numb/for you I come/night and day/I can't stay away," "I wanna kiss a girl/I wanna kiss a boy," and "Oh baby you were my first time."

Language

A few words here and there, but not sure it's enough to garner "Explicit" rating: "F--k" once, "hell" a few times, "bitch" once, "damn."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One metaphor relating a guy to drugs: "I inhale now I'm addicted/to this place/to you babe."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this Aussie sister act is the opening band for the Jonas Brothers' tour, they aren't quite the squeaky-clean image that is, so far, JoBros. They're edgy and sexy, and the few curse words here and there and obvious sexual innuendo garnered an "Explicit" rating for this album. It's relatable to teens with talk about loss, love, and regret.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 year old Written byValues R A Must December 5, 2010

Not for Tweens. Not good role models.

Boy/Girl or Girl/Girl. Its too sexual.
Adult Written byHorsegal1413 June 29, 2009

Ok for older kids but NOT for tweens!

Sexual Content is unnecessary! They have some very catchy songs but too much innuendo.
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheVeronicasFan123 January 28, 2011

AWESOMELY......AWESOME!

As you can see by my screen name, I really love The Veronicas. They kind of dissapointed me, touring with the Jonas Brothers(so did Avril), but I'm sure th... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 6, 2010

Music these days...

Really, in this day and age, people don't listen to lyrics whatsoever, and listen to crap. This is really the only pop I like, and see no problem in anyone... Continue reading

What's the story?

For their sophomore follow-up to the acclaimed The Secret Life of..., Aussie twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso are making their move in the U.S. with HOOK ME UP. Catching the wave of synth-heavy dance tracks and computer wizardry, this album features more of an electro pop sound than their previous effort. They're on tour with the Jonas Brothers, so watch The Veronicas' U.S. star status jump several notches almost overnight.

Is it any good?

Already big in their native Australia, The Veronicas are quickly making waves in the U.S. with their edgy, electro pop rock. Not that synthesizers and dance beats are ground-breaking, but the band has managed to stand out with fetching vocals and harmonies, unabashed lyrics, and layers of compelling mixes that pull you in from the start -- like the fast, bass-driven track "Untouched." Much of the album beckons to the '80s electric era such as "This Love," the imitation of a-ha's smash "Take on Me." "Hook Me Up," "Take Me on the Floor," and "Popular" -- an Avril Lavigne-ish ditty supposedly poking fun at celebrities -- are guilty pleasures for their infectious beats and saucy lyrics. The Veronicas are talented, pretty, and just a little bit bad, but these 23-year-old twins have a little more experience to sing about than your average teen queens today, so their lyrics reveal that. You can bet teens will get hooked on this duo from down un-dah.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the fact that The Veronicas are on tour with the ever-popular, also familial band, the Jonas Brothers. Do you think this will automatically launch their career in the U.S.? What do you think about the fact that their album has a "Parental Advisory," yet they're the opening act for the Disney, super-clean trio of the Jonas Brothers?

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