Picks and Pans Review: The Veronicas

updated 02/27/2006 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/27/2006 01:00AM

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The Veronicas are no big secret back in their native Australia, where they have found chart success since their debut album came out last October. So far the biggest claim to fame in the States for the duo—which consists of 20-year-old identical twins Jess and Lisa Origliasso—has been singing the theme song of Related, a low-rated sisterly drama on The WB. That will likely change with the U.S. release of this TRL-friendly disc, which bears more than a little resemblance to such pop-rock princesses as Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff and Ashlee Simpson. The CD's best cut, the punchy ode to insecurity "Everything I'm Not," was produced by frequent Britney Spears collaborator Max Martin and has a chorus that echoes Kelly Clarkson's "Behind These Hazel Eyes." Original they may not be, but they can be giddy fun.

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