The Secret Life of the Veronicas

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

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Very mild girl-power message.

Violence

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

Sex

Some sexy innuendo.

Language

All clean.

Consumerism
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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byTheVeronicasFan123 January 28, 2011
 

AWESOME!

COME ON BABY WE ARE GONNA LIVE 4EVER! LEMME SHOW YOU ALL THE THINGS THAT WE COULD DO! I KNOW YA WANNA BE TOGETHER! AND I WANNA SPENT THE NIGHT WITH YOU! An awesome cd. That's all I have to say. Well, that, and buy it!
Parent of a 9 year old Written byValues R A Must December 5, 2010
 
This CD was in 2006. Very poppy sound. They weren't real positive then and since then have gone seriously south. Word of caution to any parents thinking of allowing their kids to entertain their music. The sex is suggestive as in boy/girl, girl/girl etc.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byzoeymandymo May 30, 2010
 
they said 1 bad word and their anorexic twins!
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Too much swearing

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