Mandy Moore

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Candy Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Candy is a ten-track budget-priced comp put together released in the spring of 2005, about six months after Epic released the full-length The Best of Mandy Moore. Unlike that comp, this doesn't concentrate on hits -- it does have her first ("Candy") and her biggest ("I Wanna Be with You"), but that's it: there's no "Walk Me Home," "Crush," "In My Pocket," or "Have a Little Faith in Me." In their place are a bunch of album tracks of varying quality. Some are enjoyable, some are forgettable. As such, the album is intermittently entertaining, but not really satisfying, not even if it's found at a budget price. All fans, no matter their level of dedication, are better off with the full-length The Best of Mandy Moore.

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