March 16, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it a B-

While the boy-crazy lyrics of “Like Wow” are ersatz Britney, the latest chart missile from the Carter family pop dominion (Aaron and Backstreet Boy Nick are her brothers) sounds anthemic and surprisingly mature — like an adolescent, unironic riff on Alanis Morissette’s ”Ironic.” Turntable scratching and funky guitar add bite to the bubblegum, too. For assembly-line teen-pop, this is, like, not terrible.

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