Manchester Attack

Coverage

Mandy Moore seems a world away from her 1999 debut, the chirpy single, "Candy." In the four years since, the poised 19-year-old has become an acclaimed film actress and is well on her way to major-Hol

Mandy Moore seems a world away from her 1999 debut, the chirpy single, "Candy." In the four years since, the poised 19-year-old has become an acclaimed film actress and is well on her way to major-Hollywood-player status. She has wisely gone the mature (yet still fun) route for her latest album, a surprisingly fabulous covers set. Moore readily admits that she was not previously familiar with many of the songs on "Coverage," though she sincerely admires all of them. Who knew Moore could pull off a thrilling cover of Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot"? Or a zippy rendition of Blondie's "One Way or Another"? Her pop pureness shines through on XTC's "Senses Working Overtime," while her voice finds new depths in John Hiatt's "Have a Little Faith in Me."—KC