The Secret Life of the Veronicas

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Fun girl-power pop with a slight edge. For tweens.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

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
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One or two mentions, nothing much.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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 thinkin... Continue reading
Adult Written bycommon_sense_user_12 April 9, 2008

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... Continue reading
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 awes... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byzoeymandymo May 30, 2010
they said 1 bad word and their anorexic twins!

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.

Talk to your kids 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).

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