The Veronicas

The Veronicas

by The Veronicas

CD

Overview

Seven years separated the third Veronicas album from the second -- a substantial break characterized by feuds with their record company that ultimately led to much of their planned third album being scrapped. Undaunted, the duo finally switched allegiances from Warner to Sony and proceeded to polish up The Veronicas, recorded in 2010 with a variety of collaborators. As always, Toby Gad is on board for a large chunk of the album, but so is Nellee Hooper ("Cold"), Roger Alan Nichols ("Sanctified"), DNA ("You Ruin Me," "If You Love Someone"), and Daniel Johns under his Dreamlab guise with Ruffian. Most modern new millennial pop albums are made with this many cooks, with the expectation that the charisma of the artist ties it together -- and Jessica and Lisa Origliasso do indeed have the vision to make The Veronicas seem coherent. From the start, the Veronicas have been razor-sharp, spending nearly as much time with sugary pop sounds of the past as they did with cutting-edge sounds, and although the album bears the slightest traces of cycling through sounds that were hip a few years earlier, that's where the group's smarts come into play. Not only is their melodic sense finely honed, there's often wit there (enough to mitigate songs too on the nose, like "Born Bob Dylan") and the record is restless, incorporating everything from modern to retro soul, EDM glances, and pop classicism. That imagination keeps The Veronicas hopping even through its occasional slow parts and, more than anything, it also shows that pop has been poorer without the Veronicas in it.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2016
Label: Red Music
UPC: 0888750129628
catalogNumber: 501296

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Veronicas   Primary Artist
Billy Corgan   Guitar
David Wicks   Viola
Paul Stender   Cello
Alex Dezen   Guitar
Andrew Jezek   Viola
Dimitri Calligeros   Violin
Stephanie Zarka   Violin
David Musumeci   Bass,Guitar
Dominique Guerbois   Violin
Maria Lindsay   Violin
Andy Hines   Cello
Michele O'Young   Violin
Greg Ford   Viola
Kerry Martin   Violin
David Pritchard-Blunt   Piano
Martyn Hentschel   Violin
Victoria Jacono   Violin
Anthony Egizii   Keyboards
Tyler Bryant   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Resonator)
Narine Melconnian   Violin
Khaled Rohaim   Keyboards
Roger Alan Nichols   Percussion,Keyboards
Jane Stanley   Violin

Technical Credits

Gary Clark   Composer
Billy Corgan   Composer
Dan James   Composer
DNA   Producer
Dave Bassett   Composer
Ruffian   Producer
Sandy Chila   Producer
Leah Haywood   Composer
Josh Alexander   Composer,Producer
Alex Dezen   Composer
Martin Hansen   Composer,Producer
Louise Wheatley   Engineer
Toby Gad   Composer,Producer
Lisa Origliasso   Composer
Susan Cagle   Composer
David Musumeci   Composer
Dreamlab   Producer
David Bassett   Vocal Producer
Emeli Sandé   Composer
David Pritchard-Blunt   String Arrangements
Anthony Egizii   Composer,Programming,String Arrangements
Tyler Bryant   Composer
Jessica Origliasso   Composer
Hayden Bell   Composer
Sarah Lundback-Bell   Composer
Khaled Rohaim   Programming,Additional Production
Chris Loco   Composer,Producer
Josh Katz   Composer
Roger Alan Nichols   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Rob Ellmore   Composer
Eóin Stanley   Artwork
Alex Shield   Producer
Toyb Gad   Composer
Nellee Hopper   Producer

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