Many people criticized Mariah Carey when her first album dropped. Music critics called her “a white Whitney,” and thought her use of whistle register was a way to hide her lackluster vocals. Because of this, it took a hot minute for Mariah to be able to prove that she was a vocal and musical genious. She hated being compared to Whitney, saying, “I am my own person and I want to be recognized for me.” Mariah has always gotten a lot of flak for being extremely vocally talented because people assume there can only be one head diva bitch on the scene, and at the time it was Whitney. So people were threatened by Mariah’s rising star, and eventually realized that she was a force to be reckoned with. 💁🏼
Mariah Carey’s most recent album (with new music) is the 2014 album, “Me. I am Mariah... the Elusive Chanteuse.” This album is one of Mariah’s most eclectic albums as it contains many different genres. These include R&B, Rap, Pop, Jazz, and contemporary. This album hasn’t gotten much attention because, well, Mariah is a fading spotlight. But, the album does its best to keep her in the limelight. The songwriting is just as superb as always, her interesting musical choices keep us on our toes the whole time, and her vocals are shockingly amazing (once you get past the strange use of auto tune and weird studio distortions). All in all, this album is pretty neat😂.
The Emancipation of Mimi was an album released in 2005 by Mariah Carey. This review discusses the album in detail by breaking it up into sections about content, history, vocals, and styles. This is personally my second favorite as it delivers on the vocals but has a very different vibe than any of her others. She explores her more raspy tone which developed due to her nodules, and the exploration paid off. The album is her highest selling one, it is pretty much everyone’s favorite, and it has some amazing bops on it. If you are dealing with a breakup, “Shake it off,” is perfect for you. If you need to get it through to someone that you love them, “we belong together,” is your bop. Partying? “It’s like that,” is for you. This album has everything, that’s why I found this article interesting.
This article talks about how Mariah Carey was nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. I only chose this review because it brings up a good topic: Mariah Carey is a songwriting monster. She is well known for her high notes and crazy ad-libs but she is never praised for her unbelievable songwriting talent! She has an unfathomable vocabulary. She tells a story. And she absolutely always establishes a connection with her audience by making her song an actual conversation with us. This nomination was long overdue, and that is specifically why I chose this article/review.
This review talks about another one of Mariah Carey’s most iconic albums, “Daydream.” Daydream is an absolute masterpiece for a few reasons. 1. The vocals are unbelievably demanding but sublimely smooth. 2. Her sound is clearly evolving in this album. It gives us glimpses of R&B and jazzy sounds that she focuses more on in “Butterfly” and later albums. 3. Her songwriting hits her fans right in the feels every time. In this album, her songwriting is clearly taking a new twist of R&B vibes, while still giving us that cutesy playful Pop sound that she’s so famous for. And this article covers in detail all the little things in her album that makes her a songwriting monster.
This review is a more personal introspective on the butterfly album by Mariah Carey. It discusses how the album, which was a personal exploration for Mariah, also helped this person discover their sexuality. For many people, Mariah is a beam of hope. And for some, this album specifically empowers them to grow and become better people. Because of her personal life being amplified in this album, people are connecting with her and sympathizing with her, which makes her an outstanding songwriter because she gives people something that most artists can’t. She gives people hope, purpose, and music that allows them to see into the life of someone they thought lived the dream but was secretly dying inside. It’s just relatable dang it!
This review takes a look at Mariah’s current career and compares it to the time when Mariah was topping the charts non-stop. Specifically the article current Mariah to Butterfly Mariah. It talks about her vocal decline from the very vocally demanding album to the vocals she has now. Mariah’s album Butterfly is one of her most vocally challenging albums because of its iconic runs, belts, and countless whistle notes. This review discusses her album’s different elements and how she has changed over the years.
This review gives vivid detail about the life Mariah Carey had before the career changing album “Butterfly.” It discusses her marriage to Tommy Mattola and how it affected her emotional state. “Butterfly,” was Mariah’s first attempt at connecting emotionally to her song lyrics, and it was a huge success. The review talks about individual songs and how they relate to her personal life. This article is a fantastic and comprehensive review because it goes into great detail about the story behind Mariah’s lyrics.
This review breaks Mariah Carey’s album “Butterfly” into different sections highlighting the best parts of the album. It discusses the songwriting prowess displayed in this album. The review helps listeners to understand the motive behind Mariah’s lyrical and musical choices. It talks about how Mariah’s life drastically changed after her divorce with her tyrant of a husband. It changed for the good when she decided to make her new album more personal and vocally challenging than before. It is a great review because it goes into deep detail about Mariah’s new sultry, smooth, and emotional sound.
This review discusses the types of literary and musical styles used by Mariah Carey to create a beautiful and deep song. The review discusses her ability to incorporate her own life experiences into her music to make it more personal and to connect with her audience. It specifically talks about the song “Outside,” which is a song primarily about her life as a mixed girl struggling to make ends meet. It gives background on how her life was before the fame and how she was always bullied because her mother was white and her father was black and not in the picture. This is a common occurrence in. Mariah’s music, but particularly shines in this one.