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Not terribly courageous or exciting, but clean.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This is a "nice" record by a "nice" young woman--squeaky clean.


No violence on this CD.


Nothing explicit here, whatsoever.


These are "vintage" cover tunes, so language is not an issue.


No obvious commercialism.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

No obvious drug or alcohol references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Mandy Moore album is a collection of cover tunes that will be surprisingly familiar to parents (and grandparents) of baby-boomer age.

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What's the story?

She's young, she's gorgeous, she has a terrific voice. And instead of hitting us over the head with baby-diva techno-pop \"originals,\" Mandy Moore has chosen an eclectic collection of rock and pop chestnuts on COVERAGE. This sets her apart, in a really nice way, from the pack. Try to find the version of Coverage that comes with the DVD. You'll see a charming young woman talk about the reasons she chose the songs on the CD (originally by performers as diverse as John Hiatt, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell), and the challenges of performing songs by her musical heroes.

Is it any good?


If the production values make the whole effort sound a little bit like Saturday night at the karaoke bar, so what? Mandy Moore's choice of songs is interesting, her delivery is charming, and her intentions are good. You and your kids could do a whole lot worse.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the original versions of these songs, with parents contributing their recollections, or even playing the originals.

Music details

Artist:Mandy Moore
Release date:October 21, 2003
Label:Sony Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byNoCal75 April 9, 2008

Awesome album

Many lump Mandy Moore in with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but I think Mandy Moore shows good taste in choosing the songs she covers. Many of the tracks have a high quality and different sound that I think younger children (especially those constantly surrounded by sugary suggestive pop and angry violent hip hop sounds) should be exposed to. I really like this album and I think it's great for kids and adults alike!


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