So Real

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Fifteen-year-old Mandy Moore's debut album sounded like it was inspired almost entirely by listening to recent hit albums by 'N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears. Tracks like "So Real" and "Let Me Be the One" clearly echoed "Backstreet's Back," and Moore's occasional growls were straight out of ."..Baby One More Time." But the singer seemed to have aimed at a slightly younger demographic: Her initial single, "Candy," pointedly described love in terms of sugar treats, as if she weren't sure whether she wanted to be at lovers' lane or a snack bar. Naturally, all of the songs adhered to the second-person form of address, in which the singer was continually ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Fifteen-year-old Mandy Moore's debut album sounded like it was inspired almost entirely by listening to recent hit albums by 'N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears. Tracks like "So Real" and "Let Me Be the One" clearly echoed "Backstreet's Back," and Moore's occasional growls were straight out of ."..Baby One More Time." But the singer seemed to have aimed at a slightly younger demographic: Her initial single, "Candy," pointedly described love in terms of sugar treats, as if she weren't sure whether she wanted to be at lovers' lane or a snack bar. Naturally, all of the songs adhered to the second-person form of address, in which the singer was continually exhorting "you" and "boy" to do something of a romantic nature "Walk Me Home," "Lock Me in Your Heart," "Quit Breaking My Heart," "Let Me Be the One". But things always remained chaste, whether she was declaring, "My innocence won't be denied" in "So Real" or suggesting the "uncharted territory we'll discover" before quickly adding, "You'll always be my dream lover," in "Lock Me in Your Heart." Meanwhile, of course, the downbeats, as high in the mix as those of any disco track, slavishly propelled the songs to mid-tempo rhythms. Moore can carry a tune, but with no particular distinction, and since the songs were generic expressions of the type, the real questions seemed to be, could she dance, would her videos be good, and how would she be marketed? As So Real was being released, "Candy" was moving up the charts purely on sales points, since radio had become resistant to adding more teen queens, while MTV had yet to bite. All of that had more to do with whether Mandy Moore would succeed than did the music, which was mediocre, but typical.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1999
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646991725
  • Catalog Number: 69917
  • Sales rank: 112,820

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Real (3:51)
  2. 2 Candy (3:56)
  3. 3 What You Want (3:42)
  4. 4 Walk Me Home (4:23)
  5. 5 Lock Me in Your Heart (3:31)
  6. 6 Telephone (Interlude) (0:15)
  7. 7 Quit Breaking My Heart (3:53)
  8. 8 Let Me Be the One (3:49)
  9. 9 Not Too Young (3:52)
  10. 10 Love Shot (4:24)
  11. 11 I Like It (4:26)
  12. 12 Love You for Always (3:22)
  13. 13 Quit Breaking My Heart (Reprise) (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mandy Moore Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Rice Composer
Tony Battaglia Composer
Shaun Fisher Composer
Mark Stevens Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go Mandy Moore!!!

    Mandy Moore has the best music and the most awesome voice ever!!! Every CD she's made so far is totally cool and I'm sure every one in the the future will be even better!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy's debut album is definitely awesome

    Mandy's debut album is away better than christina, jessica and britney.. Instead of the high-pitched voice of christina aguilera, mandy has a beatiful voice, making her songs even better. I love you mandy!!! Mandy Moore's ''So Real'' is simply great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!!

    I have listened to pop music ever since I was eight. Mandy Moore is a great singer!! I take voice lessons, and get her instramental versions on c-d. Hay, I know what it's like to practice for hours,and hours...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy Moore

    Mandy moore is a very good singer and it is a good album but is she is still very ordinary. It deserves a four.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy Moore has got it!

    Mandy moore all the way from concord, New Hampshire has on of the most exciting albums of the year!!!!!!! Fantastic and amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MANDY MOORE

    MANDY'S A GREAT ARTIST. HER ALBUM IS GREAT. THE BEST SONGS ARE CANDY AND WALK ME HOME. I LOVE HER OTHER ALBUM 2, I WANNA BE WITH YOU. IT IS A GOOD SONG.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More Mandy Moore!

    SO REAL IS THE BEST FEMALE TEEN ALBUM OUT THERE. SHE SINGS SONGS THAT ALL TEENS CAN RELATE TO, GIRLS OR GUYS. AND, MANDY SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR TUBE TOPS AND HOT PANTS TO GET NOTICED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SOUND LIKE A CERTAIN OTHER POP STAR?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy is great!

    Mandy's songs are the best! She is really good! So real and Candy are the best songs.I reccomend this CD to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Album

    This is a great album, Mandy Moore has a great songs, the songs are unique pop. you should buy this album as well as her album coming out On may 9th!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    so cool

    I think Mandy Moore is really pretty and can sing really well! sh's so awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go Mandy, Go Mandy!!!

    This is an EXCELLANT CD, and Mandy Moore has an EXCELLANT voice!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SHE'S NUMBER 1

    Mandy Moore has a GREAT voice especially for a 15 year old!!! She is the one who has inspired me to sing at an early age. She is also very preety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT!!!

    This cd is totaly awesome!!! This is a great cd 2 get. If u like Britney Spears u'll like Mandy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shannon 15 years old

    Mandy your song Walk Me Home is the greatest song in the world because it's so sweet. Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy is 'So Real!'

    Mandy Moore has put out a great CD! All the songs are great, and are at the right tempo so you can sing along with them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    'So Real'ly, Go get this CD!

    This CD is great! There are some cool songs (Not Too Young), and some songs that she really means(Quit Breaking My Heart). The only bad thing is she uses the phrases

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Teen Diva

    Yet another girl-pop music artist has sprung and she has an interesting sound with the great first single:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy Moore Rocks

    Mandy Moore is a talented singer.Her music is so cool to dance to and shes #1.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandys got it!

    I think this cd was awsome! Sure, her songs might sound a little like BSB but she is still practically a kid so she has time to grow better. All I can say is- Mandy don't loose that voice! You got a talent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!!!!

    I thought this album would have like 2 or 3 good songs and no more, but all the songs are great, especially Walk Me Home, which will be her next single. She's a great singer at a young age and should do great in the future.

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