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No Filler Here - Best Mariah Album,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Mariah Carey (Audio CD)
Along with Emotions & her Unplugged album, this is the best in my opinion. Every song is good and there's no filler. You can listen to the whole album without having to touch your skip button. This was a more innocent Mariah with heartfelt and sassy lyrics. Her influences are apparant; there's a lot of gospel/r&b/soul influences throughout. I recommend this album. If you're hesitating to buy it, don't. You'll be more than satisfied with it. (Get Emotions & her Unplugged Album also)
Vision Of Love - When I listen to this song I always forget that it's from 1990. I never get sick of hearing it and it sounds so fresh and new even today, unlike some of the other songs on the album that sound dated (for example, All In Your Mind) - not that that's a bad thing, but it makes this song interesting in particular because it's timeless. It's a great song & her first single ever/first #1 ever.
There's Got To Be A Way - A good song, but the message is a bit serious for my taste. That doesn't take away from the fact that it's a good song though.
I Don't Wanna Cry - The vocals are beautiful on this one, and it has beautiful lyrics, but it's a bit long and repetitive after awhile.
Someday - I adore this song. So great. It's so catchy and has some empowering lyrics. It's a fun song to sing while in the car.
Vanishing - This is the most raw and least-produced sounding on the album. It almost sounds like it could have been live. A gospelish song that Mariah produced herself. It sounds like it meant a lot to her & that makes it all the more beautiful. It's a moody song that makes you think, and the vocals are gorgeous.
All In Your Mind - A mellow poppy song. It sounds like a run of the mill song until the reggae-breakdown that is simply amazing. She really sounds like she was having a lot of fun. In my opinion, the whistle register featured here is the best use I've heard her use it for in a song.
Alone In Love - I enjoy this song. It could have easily been a single. It's a slow ballad and a bit reminisent of Love Takes Time.
You Need Me - The same sassy feel as Someday & Prisoner. This song is so catchy & fun. Another fun one for singing in the car. Has a mild rock feel to it.
Sent From Up Above - Some people think this song is simply filler, but I think it's beautiful and catchy. She doesn't oversing at all on this one, it's more of a soft song, like something you'd listen to while taking a relaxing bubble bath.
Prisoner - Awesome. A bit like Someday, and I think I might like this one even better. It's catchy and has amazing lyrics. People are being so cruel about the rapping featured in this song. It's the fun care-free cheesy rap from the 80's and early 90's that makes you feel good. I'd much rather this than her guest hip hop rappers she now has on her albums.
Love Takes Time - Everyone seems to love this song, but personally it doesn't stand out to me as great or amazing. It's a bit boring and run of the mill in my opinion. It doesn't sound to me like she's feeling what she's singing. I prefer Alone In Love to this song, but it's by no means a bad song. It's a good ballad but I think it's a bit boring and predictable. It sounds a bit rushed also.
All in all, this album is great and I think Vision Of Love was ahead of its time. There is no bad song on this album & I don't get sick of this album ever.
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Initial post: Oct 11, 2009 9:03:05 AM PDT
F. Harb says:
yeah obviously this is a kids review. How in the world could u say that in thisnalbum love takes time is boring and doesnt stand out and she isnt feeling what shes singing is there something wrong with you, do u have bad hearing. That song is one of her best and she is feeling what shes singing but obviously since your a child you dont know real music. Why wont u go listen to her new albums and compare those to love takes time and come back to me.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009 2:03:13 AM PDT
Argelis J. Rosado Rosado says:
Oh no he didn't... How could you say that "Love Takes Time" is boring and that she's not feeling what shes singing when that is one of her most heartfelt ballads ever!... Personally it's my favorite Mariah song.The video is one of her best too.But anyway I respect your taste and have to admit your review was pretty going well until you reached "Love Takes Time".
Posted on Oct 28, 2011 5:15:47 PM PDT
Ms. Independent says:
She has a beautiful singing voice but her songs bore me.
Posted on Nov 24, 2011 7:36:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2011 7:36:53 PM PST
A brilliant start to a masterful career. Perhaps you had to be there when this album came out, and you'd understand the enormous impact it had; anybody in their 20's or 30's in 2011 remembers being in middle/high school and nervously slow dancing to "Love Takes Time." "Mariah Carey" was one of those albums that everyone was listening to and belting along to (badly)! As good as Whitney Houston was, no one had ever come out of virtually nowhere with such incredible, raw talent. When she sang "Vision of Love" at the Grammy awards, that's all it took! She blew the house down and has been an icon ever since.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 8:47:45 PM PDT
You said it! I'm 35 and MC influenced my singing quite a bit! Best album!
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