Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Mandy Moore has said that she doesn't like hearing her early music, as she was a "pop puppet" at the time who was allowed to record only those tracks that were authorised by music bosses.
The crooner shot to fame at the age of 15 after the 1999 release of her debut 'So Real'.
But she says that her first efforts still embarrass her, as she was not involved in the creative process behind her songs.
However, Moore is planning to redeem herself with her forthcoming CD Amanda Leigh, which she co-wrote with singer-songwriter Mike Viola.
"The music (on Amanda Leigh) is all a reflection of me now, not somebody else's choices. I was just told to show up and what to sing... That was late-'90s pop music for you," Contactmusic quoted her as telling Details magazine,Mandy, however, insists that her 1990s pop contemporaries should be proud of their hits.
She said: "I found myself in the company of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who had really quality music, much more so than mine. I'm sure there are people scratching their heads, going 'Wow, how is she still around?'" (ANI)