Coverage - Mandy Moore
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  • Summary: On this LP of covers (her fourth disc overall), 19-year-old actress/singer Mandy Moore tackles such songs as The Waterboys' "Whole Of The Moon," XTC's "Senses Working Overtime," Joe Jackson's "Breaking Us In Two" and Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow." Be afraid.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. While Coverage isn't always successful, it is always admirable and likeable, and certainly puts Moore on the right path for an interesting, successful career.
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    These are big songs, and Moore's voice fills them out spectacularly, without turning the enterprise into a retro stunt. [Nov 2003, p.117]
  3. Moore's voice has grown stronger, she updates the covers with some youthful enthusiasm, and, well, these songs are hard to screw up.
  4. She's got a strong, appealing voice, and Coverage mostly demonstrates how well great songwriting translates.
  5. [The] production [is] so overblown with strings, turntable scratching, and arena-rock pomp that her perkily utilitarian voice, and the songs themselves, become an afterthought. [31 Oct 2003, p.74]
  6. Taking on familiar songs, though, always unearths the rough edges beneath the polish, especially when they sound flat wrong emanating from the mouth of America's peppiest nineteen-year-old.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 5 out of 16