Mandy Moore used to be a bubblegum pop princess, or at least was trying to be one. Does anyone remember that? She even had a song featured in Center Stage, a film that defined a generation. Then she dyed her hair brown, revealed she had a brain and married Ryan Adams.
I’ve actually grown to like Mandy. She’s a pretty fantastic actress, and Saved is a favorite. Her own music is bland, and her voice unremarkable, but this duet with Ryan on “Empty Room” was surprisingly enjoyable.