M2M's debut album Shades of Purple features more of the sweet yet down-to-earth pop that made their single "Don't Say You Love Me" so successful. Marit Larsen and Marion Ravn write many of their own songs (a rarity in the teen-pop world), and the confessional lyrics on tracks like "Don't Mess With My Love," "Do You Know What You Want," and "Dear Diary" add a healthy dose of reality to the album's slick production and the girls' somewhat sugary voices. Overall, Shades of Purple is a strong debut from a young group that still sounds fresh and innocent -- also something of a rarity in teen pop.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares