Beth Johnson
June 15, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Mandy Moore

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Mandy Moore
genre
Pop
We gave it a B-

Give this 17 year old Britney look-alike credit. On her third album, Mandy Moore, she (or producers Jon Secada and Emilio Estefan Jr.) tries out new sounds — Eastern rhythms, jangly percussives — that help separate her from the pack. Best of all, she spares us ”Look at Me!” vocal gyrations in favor of a breathy Natalie Imbruglia vibe. Groundbreaking? Not with lyrics like ”My soul is evaporating/ Won’t you saturate me.” But as teen pop goes, it could be a lot worse.

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