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5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah is a shining star, December 28, 2001
This review is from: Mariah Carey - Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Mariah's Greatest Hits. Although, her latest albums "Glitter" and "Rainbow" are good I miss the classic Angelic ballads from her earlier work. I am dissappointed that Glitter didn't do as well as anticipated, and in fact, I don't really understand because overall it is a good album & the ballads are beautiful. However, I think all the rap/hip-hop in her most recent music is not benefiting her success, & instead it is aiding her in loosing her momentum. No matter what I will always love Mariah & her music, but she has to cool it with the rap sh... Some of it is okay, but enough is enough. The beauty in her songs & emotion is lost with the piercing/& sometimes annoying rap background vocals. Some of it just doesn't fit. However, in the song "Honey", the rap background is acceptable because it's funky, it "fits", & it's not overplayed. Ever since her music has been altered with hip-hop she seems to have lost the significance in her sound. Her song bird & Angelic voice is too beautiful, emotional, and meaningful to add the annoying repetative "hip-hop" nuisance. The songs story line & emotion is lost behind to much of the hip-hop. I must point out that I like how she has experimented with different sounds; such as, funk, dance, & pop - but the hip-hop/rap is becoming too much. Mariah - I still love you & you will always remain a singing sensation, but we want to hear more of your beautiful Angelic voice like in "Never to Far". Aside from all this, you are still a shining star in my book and I will always be a #1 fan. Furthermore, I respect the fact that Mariah does alot for charity & not only does she have the voice of an Angel, but also the heart of an Angel.
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Initial post: Dec 21, 2008 7:52:24 AM PST
Troy says:
Rap is nothing new to Mariah. It goes all the way back to her "Someday" video released in 1991.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009 11:55:01 PM PDT
Totally Agree!... Not even I Could say it better.Although a little hip-hop would be ok.. her voice was not meant for that.She was made to sing songs with meaning (powerfull ballads),not songs which take attention away from the beauty or her voice.
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