Mariah Carey - Charmbracelet

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Postby Gravity » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:00 pm

Emotions is her 2nd best album after Butterfly.
Glitter is mostly trash. It had a good idea (throwback 80s sound) but it was executed poorly. Too many drippy ballads and terrible covers.
Charmbracelet was ruined by bad vocals, but it has many good compositions.
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Postby GetBack » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:24 pm

It is not really a bad album, it just lacked a hit single.
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Postby intosoul » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:54 pm

If she scrapped five tracks and re-recorded the vocals, the album could pass as "okay".
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:03 pm

I've always enjoyed "Yours" and "Through The Rain Remix".

I can kinda see the charm as to why folks like this album so much, but it;s just ok to me. Not one of my favs at all.

I've been meaning to give all her meh albums era a re-listen again. (Rainbow, Glitter, Charmbracelet).
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Postby Controlfreak » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:33 pm

So many lambs hate this album I don't know why either. It's not that bad. It's better than Me I Am... tbh.
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Postby Pawlu84 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:48 pm

This album would be one of her best if it wasn't for her vocals (funny isn't it).
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:40 pm

I find this album fascinating tbh. And the vocals are lush.

Underrated.
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Postby GetBack » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am

"Subtle Invitation" is amazing! :cry: :cry:
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Postby Muzikritik » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:14 pm

Pawlu84 wrote:This album would be one of her best if it wasn't for her vocals (funny isn't it).
I agree with this. It had a real story from start to finish. And because of her circumstances at the time, it made for a revealing listen. Her lyricism was mature and engaging too.

Though apart from the vocals it did lack a big hit single which all of her albums up until then had.

I still love all the urban tunes on this. You Had Your Chance and Irresistable are tunes and I might be the only one you still likes Boy and You Got Me.
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Postby iMacourey » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:02 am

I love this album. I'm really into You Had Your Chance, Lullaby, Irresistible and Subtle Invitation at the moment, but really the whole album is solid. A lot of people didn't like her vocals on this but I think she sounded heavenly for the most part! 8-)
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Postby GetBack » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:26 pm

This is the kind of album that would fit her perfectly today.
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Postby TheRealest » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:07 am

Lullaby >
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Postby RayRay » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:10 pm

Muzikritik wrote:
Pawlu84 wrote:This album would be one of her best if it wasn't for her vocals (funny isn't it).
I agree with this. It had a real story from start to finish. And because of her circumstances at the time, it made for a revealing listen. Her lyricism was mature and engaging too.

Though apart from the vocals it did lack a big hit single which all of her albums up until then had.

I still love all the urban tunes on this. You Had Your Chance and Irresistable are tunes and I might be the only one you still likes Boy and You Got Me.
In the US you mean. Through The Rain was a bigger lead single in the UK than Emotions or Loverboy (Glitter).
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Postby GetBack » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:59 am

Muzikritik wrote:It had a real story from start to finish. And because of her circumstances at the time, it made for a revealing listen. Her lyricism was mature and engaging too.
I agree! This is what is missing in many of her albums lately!
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Postby BlueScorpion » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:07 am

I happened to be very surprised of how Through The Rain underperformed in markets such as the US. It was quite successful here in Europe.
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Postby dhenapie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:49 am

Currently listening to this gem. Funny how I used to really loathe this album a couple of years back, and now it's like in my top 3 faves from her.

I do still believe it could've been a lot better if she didn't go overboard with the whispering, but it's how masterful the lyrics were put together and its cohesiveness are the main assets of it so I could live with the whispering I guess.
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Postby hellohello » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:11 pm

dhenapie wrote:Currently listening to this gem. Funny how I used to really loathe this album a couple of years back, and now it's like in my top 3 faves from her.

I do still believe it could've been a lot better if she didn't go overboard with the whispering, but it's how masterful the lyrics were put together and its cohesiveness are the main assets of it so I could live with the whispering I guess.
I warmed up to this album over the years. Now I'm finding new hidden gems and I can't get enough. It's a shame that this was slept on and the fact that she did not utilise her voice to its fullest. This is fine R&B though. :wink:
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:18 pm

This album is one of her most artistic efforts
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Postby Goldmoney » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:35 am

It can’t decide whether it wants to be a Celine Dion album or a trashy ratchet album. :lol:
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:48 am

This is my husbands favourite album. He has signed by vinyl. I think it's underrated big time. Through the rain is beautiful.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:17 am

BehindBreakaway wrote:This is my husbands favourite album. He has signed by vinyl. I think it's underrated big time. Through the rain is beautiful.
I was thinking about this song today. It's truly beautiful in its melody, video, lyrics and vocal performance. I don't care it didn't have the recognition it deserved. I'll forever treasure it.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:44 am

BlueScorpion wrote:
BehindBreakaway wrote:This is my husbands favourite album. He has signed by vinyl. I think it's underrated big time. Through the rain is beautiful.
I was thinking about this song today. It's truly beautiful in its melody, video, lyrics and vocal performance. I don't care it didn't have the recognition it deserved. I'll forever treasure it.
I actually completely agree. To me it's just so raw and the vocals are just stunning.
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Postby Gravity » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:28 am

^^ I agree! Through The Rain is beautiful, much better than some of her more successful ballads.
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:50 am

Goldmoney wrote:It can’t decide whether it wants to be a Celine Dion album or a trashy ratchet album. :lol:
She kinda perfected this formula with Emancipation.
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Postby TheRealest » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:46 am

I love Godbracelet
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