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  • Summary: Laura and Lydia Rogers were signed onto Jack White's label after an audition in October 2009. The debut album was executive produced by T. Bone Burnett and features both covers and original songs.
  • Record Label: Universal Republic
  • Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, Contemporary Country, Country-Folk, Neo-Traditionalist Country
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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    91
    In other hands, the Rogers' stylistic choices and throwback recording methods-to say nothing of a seemingly bottomless closet of vintage dresses--could seem annoyingly quirky or self-conscious. Instead, it just sounds timeless.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    81
    Recorded with polish and pluck at Nashville's Blackbird Studio, the 11 tracks on their self-titled debut set sound like they could've been captured at any of the family picnics or church services where the Secret Sisters honed their harmonies singing Doc Watson, Everly Brothers and spirituals.
  3. 80
    This type of music has been done before in a different time, same place--the album was recorded in Nashville--but it hasn't been done this well in quite a while.
  4. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    My point is, even on their debut, even when giving us about 80 percent cover songs, the Secret Sisters have a recognizable voice.
  5. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    Pouring out harmonies on originals ("Tennessee Me"), spunky covers (the kitsch classic "Something Stupid") and sublime traditional ballads ("Do You Love an Apple"), they make you believe, for three minutes or so, the lie that music was purer and better way back when.
  6. Just simple, old-fashioned talent and charm.
  7. Dec 14, 2010
    60
    If there's a flaw on this Alabama duo's debut, it's predictability. T-Bone Burnett and Jack White serve as executive producer and mentor, respectively, with Laura and Lydia Rogers putting a sister-act spin on dusty Americana--bet you can hear it already.

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  1. Jan 26, 2011
    9
    The old country sound of "The Secret Sisters" reminds me of the sounds of Patsy Cline or June Carter. It's about time someone brought the original female country music back to life. Love their sound and love their dresses! Collapse