Mandy Moore Is The Most Underrated Pop Star Of The ’90s

This is a very important PSA, so sit down and take notes. Sixteen years ago, a doe-eyed pop star named Mandy Moore set out for total music domination with her groundbreaking classic “Candy.” However, underground indie acts like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera overshadowed this IRL empress, so she was never considered more than a bubblegum clone. This is a grave injustice, because Moore is actually the coolest — and most talented — pop act to emerge in the late ’90s/early ’00s. Class is in session.

She has great songs, a sugary-sweet voice and alluring music videos to boot. So why did everyone write Moore off as just another Britney wannabe back in the day? We’re about to remedy that catastrophic mistake now and serve you all the reasons the “Extraordinary” singer (eh?!) deserves a second look. Soon, you’ll agree with our consensus that She. Is. Queen.

1. She was able to pull off floor-length skirts with style and aplomb. 

Plaid floor-length skirts. Oh, and turtleneck tank-tops. Sure, Spears and Aguilera may have donned similar ’90s garb, but nothing this epic. Honestly, your fave could never.

 

2. Her pop songs are damn good. 

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