It's been an amazing decade for teenpop, and it's amazing right now, Aly & AJ's "Rush" coming in at the end of last year and the Veronicas' "4ever" this year, each with absolutely piercing penetrating X-ray harmonies, as vibrant and insanely sweet as the early Beatles and Byrds before those bands "grew" out of it. In retrospect it feels as if, starting back in 2001 with Michelle Branch's "Everywhere" and on through Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," Ashlee Simpson's "La La," and Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," something has been straining to let loose: simple outrageous exquisite sound. Maybe because Aly & AJ and the Veronicas are both sister acts, two lead singers apiece, there's no holding back... More >>>