Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Mariah Carey - Music Box

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • stevyy
    replied
    the cover is really beautiful. i still love it. i want natural mariah back.

    Leave a comment:


  • Cless
    replied
    My favorite Mariah album lately! So many gems that I can actually forgive the bland dancy tracks!

    Leave a comment:


  • AndiIversen
    replied
    Happy Bday Music Box!

    Leave a comment:


  • Goldmoney
    replied
    God Box turns 20 today. Though it's far from my favorite Mimi album, it's home to many of her signature songs, including her best mid-tempo (Dreamlover), her most iconic song (Hero), and her best cover (Without You). And can we talk about how #BEAUTIFUL this woman looks on the cover?

    Leave a comment:


  • GetBack
    replied
    Thanks Pawlu84!

    Leave a comment:


  • Pawlu84
    replied
    Originally posted by GetBack
    Does anyone know the Billboard 200 chart run of this album?


    4. MUSIC BOX
    Produced by: Dave Hall/Mariah Carey/Walter Afanasieff
    Date: 18/09/1993 - Run: 2-2-2-3-4-4-5-7-5-5-5-6-3-2-*1*- (15 wsf)
    01/01/1994: 1-1-2-1-1-1-2-2-2-1-1-5-6-5-9-6-9-9-11-13-13-13-13-13-16-21-25-25-28-29-34-34-33-34-39-44-51-53-53-60-61-71-84-83-87-86-87-83-84-83-84-79-76- (68 wsf)
    07/01/1995: 72-82-81-84-86-87-76-85-93-101-107-115-129-130-143-145-142-152-158-166-161-159-167-148-152-170-169-181-170-178-191-188-197-197 (102/33/8 wks)
    Re 01: 07/10/1995: 195-0-199 (2-1c wks, 104 wsf)
    Re 02: 16/12/1995: 152-152-165-165-153-152-167-158-160-151-156-175-176-174-181-194-180-200-176-183-192-0-0-0-0-190-171-196 (24-21c wks)
    Total # of re-entries: 4
    Total # of weeks: 128-102c (Top 10: 33, Top 20: 40 Top 40: 50, #1: 8) UK:#1/101/37/6

    Leave a comment:


  • GetBack
    replied
    Does anyone know the Billboard 200 chart run of this album?

    Leave a comment:


  • spiritboy
    replied
    Originally posted by stevyy
    Originally posted by spiritboy
    Listening to the album which turned Mariah into a worldwide superstar. Up to now, i only knew the singles.
    great that you give it a try. I personally believe it is very different from her later material. THIS is the type of music which truely made her a global superstar. It's sad that she abandoned this kind of music... It contains some of her best ballads... and some of her best non-singles for sure.

    Music Box spent 11 weeks at #1 in my country.
    I've discovered great tracks like Never Fades Away, Not That I Know and Never Forget You. I always liked Hero, Without You, Dreamlover and Anytime You Need A Friend so i added 3 new songs to my Mariah repertoire

    Next up is re-discovery of Daydream.

    Leave a comment:


  • leoapp
    replied
    If two weak and cheesy uptempo songs, NTIK and IBTAY were removed from this album, and even Do You Think Of Me were added not only as a b-side, Music Box would be much better...

    Leave a comment:


  • GetBack
    replied
    Mariah will always be grateful to this era, this had her second strongest set of singles ever.

    Leave a comment:


  • stevyy
    replied
    Originally posted by spiritboy
    Listening to the album which turned Mariah into a worldwide superstar. Up to now, i only knew the singles.
    great that you give it a try. I personally believe it is very different from her later material. THIS is the type of music which truely made her a global superstar. It's sad that she abandoned this kind of music... It contains some of her best ballads... and some of her best non-singles for sure.

    Music Box spent 11 weeks at #1 in my country.

    Leave a comment:


  • spiritboy
    replied
    Listening to the album which turned Mariah into a worldwide superstar. Up to now, i only knew the singles.

    Leave a comment:


  • RayRay
    replied
    Dreamlover:
    The leadsingle and at that time something so different than we were used to by Mariah. Great mid-tempo. Great song!

    Hero:
    This was gonna be the albumtitle. Personally I'm glad it's changed into Music Box. Hero is a great ballad, building beautifully to the end. Love the lyrics. The live version with choir is the version I love most.

    Anytime you need a friend:
    This was instantly (and still is) my favorite song of the album. I really hoped it would become a single and although I had to wait long, it did become a single eventually. This was the first time Mariah completly re-sang a song for the remixes. She did two brilliantly new vocal versions: one for the dance-remixes and one for the soulremix. LOVE THEM! Her new look (the straight hair) really surprised me back then.

    Music Box:
    Beautiful intro. Beautiful song.

    Now that I know:
    GREAT! Quiet little intro and then it takes off! This should have been a single too. Back then (some people still do) everybody said that Mariah only sang ballads. If this had been released as a single it would have proven what brilliant dance tracks Mariah makes. One of the highlights of the album for me.

    Never forget you:
    Love the lyrics. Love how you interpretate this in different ways. At first I thought (like many others) this was about a boyfriend who had left her, what made me think "the bastard!" Later I realised it's about a lover who died. Ever since this realisation the song always makes me a little sad. Fits really good as a b-side to "Without you" as both lyrics are about lost love. Round this era Babyface wrote beautiful songs for many of my favorite artists (including Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston), so I was really glad that he worked with Mariah. Too bad it only got recognition as a double a-side in the USA.

    Without you:
    At first I thought this was one of the most boring songs on the album... When it was released as a single I thought it was a bad choice! Oops! I thought that if Dreamlover and Hero couldn't make it to #1 in the Netherlands (they did reach the top 10 though), than Without You would definetly not make it so high. I was soooo wrong: it entered the UK straight at #1 and here in the Netherlands it was #1 for weeks. I was so amazed! I changed my mind about the song radically when I heard it on the radio all the time and saw the incredible videoclip again and again. I fell in love with the song and it is still one of my all time Mariah favorites. Can't liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive... (I don't like the earlier versions by Harry Nilsson and others.)

    Just to hold you once again:
    Very average. Okay song, beautiful backingvocals. But not so special. Mariah has much better ballads then this one.
    Maybe she shared my feelings about this song as she sort of re-did the song: If you compare the lyrics to those of My All they come quite close! But although they have similar lyrics, My All is a much greater song!

    I've been thinking about you:
    LOVE it!!! Actually I love all songs Mariah wrote with Clivillés & Cole! Although I like Now That I Know even more, I also consider this song as one of the highlights of the album. I love how she changes the way she sings during this song. Great beat. And funny how she refers with her adlibs to I've Been Thinking About You by London Beat which had been a recent hit at that time.

    All I've ever wanted:
    Was named as one of the best tracks on the album in reviews, but also by fans. Personally I'm not so fond of this song. Just like Just To Hold You Once Again, I think it's an okay song, but I usually skip this one. It's a typical Mariah ballad, but she has much better ballads, so maybe that's why I'm a bit critical about this one.

    Everything fades away:
    Too bad for the Americans that they had to miss out on this bonus-track. Personally I find this a beautfiul ending of a beautiful album. It's different. And the bridge by Cory Rooney makes it even more beautiful. LOVE it!

    Do you think of me:
    Not on the album, but as it is the b-side of Dreamlover I want to highlight this one too. Great song. Could easily have been on the album. It's too strong to just be a b-side.

    Album overall:
    Another great album, but more 'pop' orientated than her first two albums who had more 'soul' in my opinion. Because I love the first two albums even more, I hadn't expected she would reach the absolute top with this album. I couldn't even imagine she could become more famous than she already was anyway as she had broken already quiet some records. What one song (Without You in Europe) can do for a singer!

    Leave a comment:


  • stevyy
    replied
    it was a monster album back in the day.. how just one little single can turnaround a career. Mariah was basically still unknown in Europe up to 1994 all she needed was one blockbuster single and that was Without You which even was her best selling single of her career worldwide up until 2007/8 when All I want for christmas took over.

    Leave a comment:


  • GetBack
    replied
    This was her most important album in her career, I don't think she will be the Mariah everyone looked up to if it weren't for this album.

    Leave a comment:


  • ThaInfo1
    replied
    All That I Wanted is just amazing.

    Leave a comment:


  • Cless
    replied
    "All I Ever Wanted" and "Just to Hold You Once Again" are two of Mariah's most amazing ballads ever. The quality of her vocals in here >>>

    *plays Music Box*

    Leave a comment:


  • GetBack
    replied
    Clivilles and Cole are amazing! If they released their remix of of "Anytime You Need a Friend" as the main single, it would surely be a Hot 100 Top 10 or even #1 hit!

    Leave a comment:


  • Dior
    replied
    Originally posted by stevyy
    isn't all i've ever wanted just the most beautiful song? love it.. when the strings set in it's like heaven.
    Yes!

    The vocal is what does it for me! One of her best.

    Leave a comment:


  • PosziMC2
    replied
    Apart from the overperformed gem of Mariah's tours this is an amazing album.

    Leave a comment:


  • stevyy
    replied
    Originally posted by stevyy
    Music Box was the first album I ever got...

    its legendary, everything fades away is the best song on it.

    Dreamlover 6/10
    Hero 10/10
    AYNAF 8/10
    Music Box 7/10
    NTIK 8,5/10
    NFY 5/10
    Without you 10/10
    JTJYOA 5/10
    IBTAY 3/10
    AIEW 10/10
    EFA 10/10
    adjusted:

    6/10 Dreamlover
    10/10 Hero
    10/10 AYNAF
    7/10 Music Box
    7/10 Now That I Know
    4/10 Never Forget You
    10/10 Without You
    10/10 Just To Hold you Once Again
    3/10 I've been thinking about you
    10/10 All I've ever wanted
    10/10 Everything Fades away

    the 10/10 songs ranked:

    1. Everything Fades Away (far ahead)
    --
    2. Hero
    3. Just To Hold you Once Again
    4. Anytime you need A friend
    5. All I've ever wanted
    6. Without You

    Leave a comment:


  • stevyy
    replied
    isn't all i've ever wanted just the most beautiful song? love it.. when the strings set in it's like heaven.

    Leave a comment:


  • Titan3510
    replied
    I don't listen to Music Box much but the timbre of her voice is absolutely spectacular.

    Leaving off "Everything Fades Away" and "Do You Think Of Me?" were mistakes.

    Music Box is not necessarily soulless but it is definitely bland and uninspired. Like I can tell that Mottola and his crew sat in a boardroom and planned that album out then told Mariah what to do and how to do it.

    Anytime You Need A Friend, Dreamlover and I've Been Thinking About You are exceptions.

    Leave a comment:


  • GetBack
    replied
    Hey guys, I just made a write-up and ranking of Mariah's albums based on my preference.



    I hope you guys check it out and comment on it!

    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... 56#3289256

    Thanks!

    Leave a comment:


  • matugama
    replied
    they made a very big mistake in not promoting now that i know as a uk single! damn that mottola.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X