Picks and Pans Review: Mandy Moore

UPDATED 06/01/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 06/01/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT

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On 2007's Wild Hope, Mandy Moore gave up trying to compete with the Britney Spears types and joined the coffeehouse crowd. She keeps up the musical makeunder on these country- and folk-tinged tunes. The low-key Amanda Leigh (Moore's real name) delivers on modest pleasures like "Love to Love Me Back," which evokes early Olivia Newton-John. But you keep wishing she had even a smidge of new hubby Ryan Adams' edge.

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