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Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

September 28, 2009

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 28, 2009
  • Release Date: September 28, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Island Records
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  • Total Length: 1:12:08
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  • ASIN: B002POQFTY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,221 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The CD is worth your money and it's worth adding to your collection.
Brenda L. Ibarra
The beat and lyrics are very catchy and Mariah's voice portrays the song very well!
Alan Ng
This song tell the story of having Mariah and the love of her life drift part.
Aaron

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Mathew A. Crane on October 10, 2009
Format: Audio CD
OK - so let's clear things up. Is this the best Mariah album of all-time?...probably not, but don't be confused by some negative press, slack first week sales or even first impressions. This is a slow-burning hit! After a few listens you stop obsessing about how this isn't a typical Mariah album and begin to appreciate this as possibly her most cohesive body of work since her debut. This is a superby crafted album, with each story interwoven via interludes and repeated phrases to create a consistent piece of artistic expression. What initially comes across as everything sounding the same - after a couple of listens reveals each song as one chapter (or memoir) in Mariah's love/life story and is exceptional. So it's not the same as everything else she's done - true - and if it had of been would she have been criticized for trying to recreate Mimi?
While some tracks feel more album filler than floor filler - there are some perfectly crafted songs which resonate with warmth, cutting homour, sarcasm and heartbreak - indeed it seems ironic that Mariah would write the best break-up album of her career (with the arguable exception of Butterfly) when she is happily married! Stand-out tracks are "Betcha Gon Know" (possibly the classiest slice of R & B Carey has ever produced), "Obsessed" and it's slightly darker sister track "Standing O", "H.A.T.E.U", "Inseperable", the superb "Up Out My Face" (which is a sure-fire number 1 if marketed correctly) and "Angels Cry" - in my opinion the best Mariah ballad we've heard in years. With every song concentrating on love and heartbreak - the only thing the album lacks is an anthem.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Grace on October 6, 2009
Format: Audio CD
MY REVIEW ---> 4/5

I will say the album is a grower, the more you listen to it the better it gets. The only song that still hasn't caught on right away is Standing 0, but the rest is flawless.

Mariah spills out her personal perception of the beauty and ugliness of love & relationships. Her lyrics depict relatable stories and captures her frolic personality.

Songs like Ribbon, Impossible, Inseparable, and More Than Just Friends paint a romantic, mushy picture of falling in love.

However the following moody songs lie in complete contrast: Betcha U Gonna Know and H.A.T.E U delineates the tough process of heartbreak, betrayal, and bitterness when love goes wrong.

Fun, sassy songs like It's A Wrap, Obsessed, Up Out My Face, and Standing 0 take sardonic shots at the person on the other end of the relationship.

Candy Bling, Angels Cry and Languishing are played as beautiful melodies, yet tainted with lingering sadness as each song exposes fear, emotional memories, and reminscent love stories.

Lastly the main theme of the album ends off with Mariah's own soft-powerful interpetation of the song I Want To Know What Love Is Throughout the album love came and left soon after. Her desperate plea to understand what love is, it rather appropriate for this album (despite the criticism)
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Glenn on October 4, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. I feel that many songs have grown on me as with any new album. I also feel that she could have done without The Dream & Tricky Stewart on a few songs but they are what's hot now. I know people who initially hated the album but after a few more listens they are loving the songs. The "90s" Mariah is gone so get over it and stop making that a reason to HATE the album. People grow and CHANGE with the times. Current favorite songs:
1. Betcha Gon Know
2. Candy Bling
3. Ribbon
4. Standing O
5. It's A Wrap
6. Inseparable
7. Up Out My Face
8. The Impossible
9. Languishing (This grows on me more and more.)

I just can't believe true Mariah fans can't find at least one song they love on this album.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By "Letsgo2thestars" on September 29, 2009
Format: Audio CD
September 29th, 2009

Mariah's 10th studio album Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel is a slight grower. You might not love it initially but at the very least some tracks will grow on you if you have liked any of the recent work she's done with Island Def Jam.

Is this her best release? Not by a mile. That title belongs to Daydream (1995). But every track has something to add to the collection and flows very easily into the next. The lyrics on the album are OK to occasionally great (see "H.A.T.E.U." and "Angels Cry"). For modern Mariah nothing is bad, nor should you be surprised by any of the content.

My favorite track here by far is "Angels Cry" which is towards the end of the disc. The song is a piano-woven ballad with a backbeat and vulnerable lyrics like we're used to from Mariah. I could see this being on a future greatest hits collection for sure. The surprising "Betcha Gon Know (The Prologue)" shows the darkest side I've probably seen in Mariah. It provides an excellent, descriptive opener but isn't completely what this mainly love-themed album is about. Other standouts include the highly anticipated "H.A.T.E.U." which is one of the few ballads on the album (and is one of the best), the stomping "Standing O", the lush "Languishing (Interlude)" and the bouncy single "Up Out My Face".

The only problem I have with this disc is that it is almost pure mid-tempos. Mariah goes fast on a few tracks and there are like 4 or 5 ballads. The rest of the tracks are neither slow or fast really, they are at a medium tempo and start to blend after a while. Not that they sound exactly the same but I think that's an issue.
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