Picks and Pans Review: The Kinleys Ii

updated 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The Kinleys (Epic)

Heather and Jennifer Kinley's second album is a brightly melodic, lively project. Seemingly reenergized, perhaps by the talents of coproducer Radney Foster, the 29-year-old twins percolate along through a varied collection of 13 tunes, the most notable of which is "She Ain't the Girl for You." (Singer Chely Wright, who had competed with the Kinleys for the rights to record the song, graciously agreed to sing backup on their version and performs admirably.)

This is a very likable album with one small caveat: The sisters, who grew up in Philadelphia before moving to Tennessee to pursue their careers, have often said that as children they especially enjoyed listening to the Everly Brothers. The Brothers' influence is apparent, as the Kinleys have developed remarkably well-meshed harmonies. What a shame, then, that this album doesn't include an Everly tune or two, say, "Bye Bye Love" or "Wake Up Little Susie."

Bottom Line: Sister act that's improving with age

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