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  • Summary: Australian identical twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso make their teen-pop debut as The Veronicas with this 12-track set, produced by Max Martin (Britney Spears), Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne), and others.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. This is the best pop album of the year and what Ashlee Simpson wishes to be.
  2. The Veronicas are sassy and sexy, not trashy, and they show humor and heartbreak here, which helps elevate their debut to the top ranks of 2000s teen pop.
  3. Guilty pleasure or not, these girls won't be a Secret for long. [17 Feb 2006, p.76]
  4. 60
    The ballads, which are copious, are dull. [Mar 2006, p.115]
  5. The Secret Life Of The Veronicas won't ever be considered anything more than what it is: utterly disposable, shamefully enjoyable, and transparently unoriginal music that, in a just world, will spend its brief moment in the sun entertaining the 11 year olds who wouldn't dare miss an episode of That's So Raven.
  6. Feels like it was designed by committee.
  7. The softer ballads, such as “Speechless”, don’t work quite as well as the more upbeat fare.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Matt
    Feb 23, 2006
    I don't understand why this is called teen pop - I'm 29, and love the CD. They put an overseas spin on pop/rock that is exhilarating,
  2. Mar 6, 2011
    This album is just incredible! I've been listening to it for years and I still love it very much! The melodies, lyrics...just perfect! They are very talented girls. Expand
  3. erykac
    Feb 27, 2006
    very cute, not great for a rock album, but absolutely excellent for pop.
  4. AmandaM
    May 31, 2006
    They are the best band that I have heard in a long time. I love their music and it is a great album
  5. sazyb
    Sep 15, 2006
    your album is fantastic
  6. [Anonymous]
    Sep 7, 2006
    Sure, it's teen pop, bubblegum, call it what you will. But the veronicas have such a well-crafted and hopelessly addictive album that it's impossible not to like at least a handful of its gems. A couple ballads fall flat, but for the most part, this record is what pop in general SHOULD sound like. It's good enough to appeal to older audiences too, as a guilty pleasure, or perhaps just a normal pleasure, since it's pretty good. Expand
  7. BowserK
    Jul 13, 2006
    They are sexy, but their music horribly suck. They are also 22-years-old like me. Maybe it could have been better if i died in a car accident during my childhood. Expand

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