Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Sugar-sharp songs with a hint of intrigue. [13 Feb 2006]
  5. 60
    The ballads, which are copious, are dull. [Mar 2006, p.115]
  6. 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.
  7. Feels like it was designed by committee.
  8. Overrun with bland, airbrushed introspection.
  9. The softer ballads, such as “Speechless”, don’t work quite as well as the more upbeat fare.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. EdwardH
    Aug 28, 2007
    Yo Diz Album Rox. Y'all Kan hate debate if y'all wantz ta but it like sooo much rulz. Luv every song 2 def. You rule ghirlz 4 Lyfe. Its just hit after hit wit me 4 reel. keep it comin' ghirlz Full Review »
  3. sazyb
    Sep 15, 2006
    your album is fantastic