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  • Summary: This is the second album of new material for 17-year old pop singer Mandy Moore. In case you are keeping score at home, her official bio indicates that she has three cats: Milo, Zoe, and Chloe. Those crazy rock stars!
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mandy Moore is a pop album to be proud of: every song has a good melody, a solid hook, and dramatically improved singing from its star.
  2. As teen pop goes, it could be a lot worse.
  3. There's nothing on this album quite like the guilty pleasure of "Candy," her textbook pop number from "So Real."
  4. But once those fleeting, producer-driven thrills die down, the remainder of the album takes a middle-of-the-road, midtempo stance that goes from covering her age issues on "17" to getting downright silly and insipid about looove with "Saturate Me."
  5. Sweet as she may be, there's nothing in Mandy Moore's bubblegum world that makes her stand out from the wallpaper of Disneyland background music.
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    All the glitter does not make gold: being Nelly Furtado ("Yo Yo") doesn't work, and a couple of Natalie Imbruglia-esque power ballads ("Saturate Me," "Crush") capture Moore in all her adolescent awkwardness, while the uptempo tracks rely on oddly placed Middle Eastern arrangements that don't fit the dance floor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 14, 2011
    10
    This album is super amazing... I love all the tracks of the album.. from now and then i always listen to her music... I loved it.. the balladsThis album is super amazing... I love all the tracks of the album.. from now and then i always listen to her music... I loved it.. the ballads are so stunning. She has a beautiful voice and a great singer ever... i can't wait for her next album... :) Expand
  2. AnnaL
    Aug 13, 2001
    10
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL album. Her European beats are completely original, and while Britney and Christina go on about growing up...Mandy is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL album. Her European beats are completely original, and while Britney and Christina go on about growing up...Mandy is actually doing it. My personal favorite? Saturate Me. Expand
  3. KortneyJ
    Jan 26, 2004
    10
    This is a great cd. This cd as no bad songs and, that is so hard to find.Mandy Moore is not like Britney, Chistina or Jessica becouse with This is a great cd. This cd as no bad songs and, that is so hard to find.Mandy Moore is not like Britney, Chistina or Jessica becouse with there songs you can not stand to listen to them! Also Mandy dose not take off her clothes to sle her music. Britney,Chirstina and Jessica do. This cd is a must have! Expand
  4. MattM.
    Jul 28, 2001
    8
    This album is chock full of catchy pop tunes and stunning ballads. And as far as teenie-bopper pop is concerned, Mandy Moore is almost as This album is chock full of catchy pop tunes and stunning ballads. And as far as teenie-bopper pop is concerned, Mandy Moore is almost as good as they come. Expand
  5. ChrisE
    Dec 4, 2006
    8
    Mandy Moore the album is surprisingly solid, especially coming from a teen singer marketed in the same category as the infamous Britney Mandy Moore the album is surprisingly solid, especially coming from a teen singer marketed in the same category as the infamous Britney Spears. She still has a lot of growing up to do, both personally and musically (her singing still lacks the fullness it displayed on Coverage), but it's nice to see a female pop star at least TRYING to mature. There aren't any "...Baby One More Time"s or "Oops!...I Did It Again"s here, but "Cry" and "Sature" come pretty darn close. Still, great effort. Expand
  6. JParker
    Nov 4, 2003
    2
    Ten years from now - maybe sooner - this album will be a collector's item for those who collect unintentionally funny music. I Ten years from now - maybe sooner - this album will be a collector's item for those who collect unintentionally funny music. I don't know how young Mandy managed to obliterate every bit of soul from the beautiful ballad "Have a Little Faith In Me" - but she did it. Expand

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