Pop secret

The VeronicasThe Secret Life of the VeronicasSireTwo out of five stars

If you don’t know who The Veronicas are, then you probably haven’t been watching The WB.

This dynamic duo is not only behind the punchy theme song of said network’s sisterly drama Related, it’s behind a teenie-bopper revolution.

At least that is what the twins’ PR people would have you believe. But their latest album, The Secret Life of the Veronicas, would suggest otherwise.

Its brand of power pop is so commercialized, it’s as capable a revolution as a bunch of lip-gloss packin’, preteen mallrats.

Like the punky offspring of Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne, The Veronicas sing girly pop tracks that aim at catchiness with just enough “punk” flavor to make it adorable-or disgusting.

The fact that nearly every track on The Secret Life could be a radio hit says more about our sick pop culture than it does about the musical aptitude of The Veronicas.

Let’s face it, for a band like The Veronicas, the music has little to do with anything. The real talent behind The Secret Life is the PR, the marketing and the production agencies.

And the fact that The Veronicas are twins doesn’t hurt either.