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Secret Life Of... - The Veronicas
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Secret Life Of... - The Veronicas
Advantages: Lyrics and music that grab my attention.
Disadvantages: An album that only appeals to the young.
Secret Life Of .... is the first studio album by Australin band, The Veronicas. They are fronted by sisters, Jessica and Lisa Origliasso. In some degrees, you could see them as Australia's awnser to t.A.T.u. for their works with rock and electronic music. They're not the most original music act out there as their sound is so familiar to Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lavato, and Miley Cyrus in some degrees, but some would consider that an insult. It's an album orientated to teenage pop rock and teenage life, so I don't think this album will have much spark with some of the older crowds. It's been a long time since I've listened to this album and I think it's aged well as I think it's just as good as it was before. I think it's a decent album with some average but good songs.
The album begins with 4Ever. I think it's quite a weak way to start the album because I think it's very lack lusting. The riffs and vocals don't excite me as much because I feel like I've already heard simular stuff like this. It reminds me of a watered down version of a Garbage or The Pretty Reckless track. I'm sure other people would like it, but I don't think it's something I can remember. I think the same applies for Everything I'm Not, it's a really nice track but I just can't get into it now. I guess it's because I haven't really been in that sort of situation before, although the lyrics seem to be agressive and motivating.
When It All Falls Apart picks things up a bit more. The vocals sound a lot better and more suiting and I really like how everything goes together because it feels and sounds realistic. Something that young girls and women can understand and relate too. Whereas Revolution reminds me of Ke$ha's music without vocal editing such as the likes of auto tune. It's because they talk in the verses and then they gradually go on to singing in the chorus. You can really hear how youthful Jessica and Lisa are in this song.
Secret takes me by surprise because the introduction is quite intense and slow. It was a surprise because the album has been going on a fast pace but it's pretty cool. I do think the rest of the track is awesome too because it has that nostalgic sparkle. I love the lyrics to this, I thought the last line of the chorus was amusing. I'm not going to spoil it though, because then you find it funny.
Mouth Shut and Nobody Wins are the main ballads of the album. Both are fairy decent. Leave Me Alone is my favourite song of the album because it's got a strong hook and dosen't rely on being catchy to let it's listeners in. Heavily Broken and I Could Get Used To This are songs I like from the album too. I thing the songs I've mentioned on this paragraph are some of the better songs of this album and part of the album I like the most because the mood swings and interesting melodies keep me interested.
The album ends with a cover from Tracy Bonham called Mother Mother. I think it is a really good song, but feels really out of place at the end of the album because it feels this track is not the end of the album. Other editions have bonus tracks which give it more of a closure. The bonus tracks aren't that bad but I think they have the same forumla as these tracks.
I enjoyed this album and would reccomend it to friends. I do feel it's a bit repetetive at times, but I think the album was some good background music. I don't think this album really stands out that much because it's outclassed by many other albums both commercialy and artistically such as Kelly Clarkson having better vocals than the sisters combined. I do like their second album, Hook Me Up a lot better.
Summary: Not a bad debut album