Music Box can get preety bland, so bland.. too high.. and dang it I was SURE that either MC or Emotions would be #1!
I hate you! LOL JK!
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now).
I'm glad you like those two.
Tripolis wrote: Prisoner
is my favourite track off her debut besides the title track. It's so epic and deserved to have a chance as a single over the mess that is "Someday" (which was a poor single IMO). Her "rap" verses in the song are also unique and she has never done that ever since. I think she makes a good rapper as her rapping is in sync with the rhythm TBH
. It's one of her "forgotten singles" and though I wouldn't rank it as high as you did, I'm glad to see this track get some love as usually tracks from her debut are rarely mentioned by her fans. 8.5/10 If It's Over
is a great track, but I think you ranked it too high. It seems to receive high praise from fans but I don't really understand the epicness of the song. Her live performances of this song (particularly the SNL one) are a few of the best performance in history. It is a standout from "Emotions", though. This track would be quite high on my chart, but definitely not as high as you did rank it. 8/10
Emotions is a decent album... is has grown on me a bit since I last said I disliked it. More notably, the album has gems like "And You Don't Remember", "Can't Let Go", "Make It Happen" and "If It's Over". The rest are either average or duds, though.. so it will not probably make my top 5 Mariah albums anyway.
Her debut is a great album, but in particular, the middle part of the album is a filler-fest. I don't really like any of the tracks there, and I feel the album would have been more cohesive and perfect as a whole without those fillers. I do know some of them are fan favourites, though. It'll probably not be in my top 5 as well.
Music Box is yet another cohesive album for the first 7 tracks, and the last 4 are fillers. It's by far from being her best album, but it isn't that bad as well, and this has a shot of ranking inside my top 5 Mariah albums. However, despite the fillers, the album does include some of Mariah's best tracks ever - particularly the outstanding "Anytime You Need A Friend" and her signature song - "Hero".
I actually prefer Mariah's rap verse to the rap verses of some 'professional' rappers.
I think the reason "If It's Over" gets so much adoration from fans is that it is such
a vocal spectacle. Mariah's vocals are really strong on the track and though the song may have a simple production, I believe many MC fans appreciate the substance over style on this track.
There go my three favourite Carey albums.
Aw, I hope there's still some love left for my Top 2.
Emotions - This is my 3rd least fave album of her after Glitter and Butterfly, probably because there are some jazzy and soul influence which i don't really love, this album really puts me to sleep especially through the end of the album.
But it's not a bad album. It does have one of my all time favorites, Can't Let Go as well You're So Cold which has the best intro among all Mariah's songs, Emotions is also cool.
Top tracks: Can't Let Go, You're So Cold, Emotions
Fillers: Make It Happen (sorry
), The Wind, And You Don't Remember, Blessed
Mariah Carey - This is among my top 5 fave albums of her. Very solid debut. Love the whistle notes in the whole album, especially on All In Your Mind. A couple of songs sound so dated today though. Only 1 song i practically dislike, You Need Me.
Top tracks: Vision Of Love, Love Takes Time, I Don't Wanna Cry, All In Your Mind, Prisoner, There's Got To Be A Way
Fillers: You Need Me
Music Box - Another my top 5 albums of her, there are many ballads but imo, the ballads are the highlight. The 2 uptempo songs, I've Been Thinking About You and Now That I Know, imo are the weakest although not bad.
Top tracks: Without You, Anytime You Need A Friend, Hero, Never Forget You, Dreamlover, Everything Fades Away
Fillers: I've Been Thinking About You, Now That I Know
I totally get that one or two tracks on Emotions
can be...well, sleep-inducing, but it's great for the most part. I will overlook that you grouped "Make It Happen" with the fillers.
I'm glad that you're pleased with the other two rankings.
BlackStar wrote:Music Box
is my favorite Mariah Carey album atm. I just love its dreamy atmosphere.
It's a phenomenal record indeed.
GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:I would put Memoirs and Butterfly much higher in the albums rank!
But that would've meant me placing some other albums lower.
Luminator wrote:Music Box > Mariah Carey > Emotions
All of them are absolutely stunning albums. Her earlier work just sh*ts on her recent efforts.
Well, I think all three are definitely stronger than Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
but Carey did release two outstanding
pieces of work in the 2000's.
= like "If It's Over", I expected to see this higher, but I'm glad it isn't
a lot of fans love this because it's less polished, a bit less commercial than the albums that followed it...and I respect Mariah for "experimenting" a bit...but I just don't love what came of it. most of the ballads are pretty, but also pretty dull and sleep-inducing ("If It's Over", "So Blessed", "Till The End Of Time", "The Wind", though I think "atrocity" is a bit harsh). it actually reminds me a tiny bit of Britney's Oops!
in the sense that lackluster ballads really drag the whole album down. Mariah Carey
= glad to see this so high, it would probably make my Top 5 too! I agree that there aren't any real clunkers on here, but if anything comes close, it's not "I Don't Wanna Cry" or "Vanishing"! Music Box
= lovely ranking for this one, I think I'd put it in the exact same spot! I definitely agree about "Everything Fades Away" too, I can understand why it was left off the US version.
Gurl, you did not
just call "If It's Over" sleep-inducing. It's slay-yo-soul-inducing.
Anyway, I'm pleased that you're on board with the other two rankings.
stevyy wrote:if it's over is sooo underrated. It should have been a single and hit #1 - where it belongs.
OK, so Butterfly lands in the middle-field of your albums countdown.. *faints*. It's such a msterpiece. My life would not be the same without it. It defines who I am. My ultimate and all time #1.
Emotions - same as If it's over (and Can't let go) shud have become a diamond mega smash for her. It's sooo outstanding. My alltime #2.
Yes! Glad we agree that the epicness of "If It's Over" can never be overstated.
Sorry for ranking your life-defining, fave MC record so low. I'm just not that big a fan of it, to be honest. For me, it's grossly overrated.