The Secret Life of the Veronicas

Common Sense Media says

Fun girl-power pop with a slight edge. For tweens.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Very mild girl-power message.


Some ever-so-slightly scary images on "Mother Mother."


Some sexy innuendo.


All clean.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One or two mentions, nothing much.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is just a bit of teasy sexual innuendo on this CD. It also has a (mild) girl-power message.

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What's the story?

The Veronicas, Lisa and Jess Origliasso, are 20-year-old identical twins from Brisbane, Australia, who seem to have taken the music industry by storm on the basis of their impressive demo and prolific songwriting. The dozen tunes on THE SECRET LIFE OF THE VERONICAS are fresh and fun -- teasy, flirty, and sometimes pretty clever -- perfect for any tween girl to sing along to. Dark-eyed brunette beauties, the twins are featured in CD-insert photos designed to make them look like regular kids you might hang out with after school. The girlfriend image carries over into their songs, which are accessible power-pop with just the teensiest post-punk edge, addressing love-and-loss themes familiar to teenagers everywhere.

Is it any good?


The twins' voices are used to their best advantage, in mixes that highlight their emotive qualities and cushion occasional nasal whininess with lush instrumental arrangements. Big guns helping out on this album certainly don't hurt: Writing and producing credit go to an all-star crew that includes Billy Steinberg (Madonna), Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne), Max Martin (Britney Spears), Dr. Luke (Kelly Clarkson), Don Gilmore (Linkin Park), and Toby Gad (Enrique Iglesias). The twins manage to let personality and talent shine through these all-star assists, and the result is a charming debut that will give Lindsay, Jessica, and Ashlee a run for their money.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about things like working with your siblings, or what it must be like to hit it so big, so fast, so young (Lisa and Jess Origliasso are 20-year-old identical twins from Brisbane).

Music details

Artist:The Veronicas
Release date:February 14, 2006
Labels:London, Rhino Records, Sire Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written bycommon_sense_user_12 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

Completely clean, but a bit bland...

Some tracks on this album are catchy and likeable, while others are somewhat bland. The Veronicas are both very appealing singers, and they both are better than a lot of pop singers that are popular right now. This is not a terrible CD, it's just not an exceptional one. Some good tracks are "Everything I'm Not" and "4ever"
Teen, 15 years old Written bytslotvpunk78 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

A must-hear CD for tweens and teens of both sexes.

I'm a boy, and I LOVED this cd. So typically that means girls will love it to. 4ever, their first single, is full of razor sharp teen pop-rock attitude. The only songs I didn't like were Secret and Mother Mother. Secret has some sexual referance. Another is drinking refrence, in When It All Falls Apart. And 4ever has a line in it of which states, "and I wanna spend the night with you." But ofcourse, it isn't for five or six year olds. I'm 11 and the CD hasn't left my stero since I got it. Writing 9 of the 12 songs on the cd its awsome. (special edition 11 of 14). But over all, on a scale of 1-10 I give it a thousand+!
Teen, 13 years old Written byzoeymandymo May 30, 2010
they said 1 bad word and their anorexic twins!
What other families should know
Too much swearing


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