Wild Hope (2007) "I feel bad that people wasted their money on such trite, blah pop music," the former Top 40 marionette Mandy Moore said of her back… 2007-06-19 Mandy Moore Pop
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Wild Hope (2007)

MOORE, NOT MERRIER A more sensitive, thrown-for-a-loop-by-love Mandy surfaces on Wild Hope
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MOORE, NOT MERRIER A more sensitive, thrown-for-a-loop-by-love Mandy surfaces on Wild Hope

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2007; Lead Performance: Mandy Moore; Genre: Pop

''I feel bad that people wasted their money on such trite, blah pop music,'' the former Top 40 marionette Mandy Moore said of her back catalog in a recent interview. Don't get excited: She's not offering a refund. Instead, she's enlisted such sensitive singer-songwriters as Rachael Yamagata and Chantal Kreviazuk to co-pen Wild Hope. The results are surprisingly unsappy, with the country-rock-influenced ''Latest Mistake'' and ''Nothing That You Are'' shining brightest among the CD's abundance of bruised-by-bad-guys laments. B DOWNLOAD THIS: Latest Mistake

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints