Q - 7/00, p.1213 stars out of 5
- "...Polished and irrepressibly upbeat, a mix of gentle love songs and bubblegum dance-pop..."
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel includes: Mandy Moore, Dakari (vocals); The Wasabees (various instruments); Keith Thomas (acoustic guitar, programming); Fraser T. Smith, Michael Holmberg, Chris Braide, Jerry McPherson, Kenny Greenburg (guitar); Eric Gorfain, Terry Glenny (violin); Richard Dodd (cello); John Yoakum (flute, oboe); David Rice (piano, keyboards); Johnny Jam, Cory Rooney, Dan Shea (keyboards, programming); Graham Edwards (bass); David Palmer (drums); Dan Muckola, Nick Trevisick (programming); Tiffany Arbuckle, Marian Svanekjaek, Billy Lawrence, Audrey Martells, Cindy Mizelle (background vocals).
Producers include: The Wasabees, Keith Thomas, Peter Mansson, Jan Kask,
Engineers include: The Wasabees, Peter Mansson, Robb Williams.
Can't get enough of 'N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears? Then Mandy Moore's sophomore album wants to come into your life, and it would be a shame not to let it.
Like the aforementioned teen idols, Moore dispenses candy-coated escapist fluff that combines updated '50s ballads ("Your Face"), dance music (the remix of the title song), and Eurodance ("The Way to My Heart"), the lingua franca of international pop since Ace Of Bass. Moore isn't a terribly subtle singer, but she's remarkably accomplished for a 16-year old, and, tellingly, she's mastered that essential post-Mariah Carey vibrato that has become a signifier for X-E-S spelled backwards. Disposable music doesn't get any better.