Mariah Carey - Charmbracelet

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Postby leoapp » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:45 am

This album is overall not her best, but not bad. I rank this over the overrated, Butterfly, Emotions and Glitter (the bottom 3), cos i generally still like most of the album tracks.

Well, too much layers on vocals --> I agree
This album contains just a few of average songs, the boring one Lullaby, poor remix of Through The Rain as well unlistenable one, the bonus track Gotta Thing 4 U
But, this album also has many highlights!
Through The Rain is among my top 3 all time fave songs from Mariah! My anthem. The vocal is not that wow, but suitbale enough with this song. Her whisper-ish vocal weirdly makes this song more interesting and personal.
Boy (I Need You), a very weird song, but it's quite catchy! And the music video really helps like like this song even more. One of her best videos!
Bringin' On The Heartbreak, a haunting cover, much better than the original. The final whistle note is epic!
Sunflowers For Alfred Roy is so charming and peaceful! Surprised that so many fans hate this one!
I Only Wanted, is among my all time fave non singles from her, Really like her Latin sound just like After Tonight, and of course My All
The One is very interesting, slow but catchy at the same time
My Saving Grace and Yours, both have amazing vocal!
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Postby GetBack » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:23 am

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01 Through the Rain
02 Bringin' On the Heartbreak
03 Yours
04 The One
05 I Only Wanted
06 You Had Your Chance
07 Lullaby
08 Subtle Invitation
09 There Goes My Heart
10 Sunflowers for Alfred Roy
11 My Saving Grace

I've played this a lot of times and I think that this should have been the final track listing. "Through the Rain" should have been the first single followed by "Bringin' On the Heartbreak". "The One" should be the third single and "I Only Wanted" can be a promo fourth single.
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Postby AlmondBreeze » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:56 pm

Goldmoney wrote:The only thing this album was good for was setting my expectations for her next album at basement level only to be blown away by The Emancipation of Mimi.
Yas! Too true. I was so disappointed when this came out. I was like "why is she singing like Dido"? Also, this was the album when she became Screech-riah in her upper register. TTR was the first time I started grimacing when she belted the high notes - so much so that it was almost a relief that she was Dido-riah for most of the album. I actually thought at the time that she was trying to purposely change her sound so that it would make it easier for her to sing her songs live in the future.

Having said that, I went to the CB London concert with subterranean expectations and was pleasantly surprised.
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Postby ultralamb2000 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:40 pm

I listened to Charmbracelet again but I can't get to like it any more and I still prefer Glitter over this...
But the time went sailing by, reluctantly we said goodbye and left our secret place so far behind...
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:45 pm

There's actually not a single song I dislike in this album and I think it's better than TEOM :oops:
It's a transitional album, of course, but it gets way too much hate among fans (just like MOAIA).
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Postby SawyerHewitt » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:52 pm

I love Charmbracelet.
It's a gem and it gots My saving grace and the ultra baby-making smash You got me.
Mixing's terrible on the record, tho.
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Postby musiclover2174 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:07 pm

An underrated record. I love Through the Rain, Boy, The One, My Saving Grace, I Only Wanted, Clown. Some lambs may see it as her worst album but IMO, this is better than most of today's artists best albums. :wink:
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A place of peace and harmony?
With no war and with no brutality
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Postby intosoul » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:27 am

Too much filler, weak vocals, boring overall.

Through The Rain and Bringin' On The Heartbreak are two of her best songs doe.
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Postby GetBack » Sun May 17, 2015 6:38 am

The best songs here are:

Through the Rain
The One
Yours
Lullaby
Bringin' On the Heartbreak
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Postby TheRealest » Mon May 18, 2015 6:24 pm

I grew to love this album... There's not a song here that I don't like.
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Postby GetBack » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:54 am

The album booklet was her last great one. I love her natural look here, all her album booklets were megaphotoshopped since. :oops: :oops:
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Postby DOSSOME » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:58 pm

not a bad album...it has its moments but I don't always feel like listening to it.
Errr...Nice attempt but sit anyway
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Postby GetBack » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:26 am

This was released a year after Glitter. If this was released 3-4 years after, people would have warmed up to the album. It's a solid album lyrically. It's weird that her next album was about her 'emancipation' when she barely talked about her struggles in life and love in that album. This album encapsulates the theme of being free from pain and struggles more than her next album.
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:34 am

This album is an underrated gem.
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Postby Gravity » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:57 am

It's not that great but it's not as terrible as some people make it to be.
Through The Rain
I Only Wanted
Lullaby
Subtle Invitation
Bringin' On The Heartbreak
are all great.
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Postby Pawlu84 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:42 am

The problem with this album is her voice, if she sang it well it would have been one of her very best.
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:51 pm

Pawlu84 wrote:The problem with this album is her voice, if she sang it well it would have been one of her very best.
I love her singing style on this. It's what makes the album so dope to me.
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Postby DAYUM » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:52 pm

The One, I Only Wanted and Subtle Invitation >>>

Those three tracks are 3 of her best songs on this millenium imo.

There Goes My Heart is also one of my fave hidden Mariah gems. Those raspy belts are givin' me LIFE!
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Postby MCUK » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:50 pm

Never got the love for The One. I was glad when they changed their minds and released Boy instead of it as a single.

Yours, Lullaby and Subtle Invitation are my favourites from this. Recently mind My Saving Grace has started coming for them.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train! - Mariah Carey
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Postby DAYUM » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:06 pm

The One is a great tune. Lyrically, I really like it.
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Postby TheRealest » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:19 am

ArmyOfMe wrote:
Pawlu84 wrote:The problem with this album is her voice, if she sang it well it would have been one of her very best.
I love her singing style on this. It's what makes the album so dope to me.
I actually feel the same way now...

And Boy (I Need You) >>> The One...

Boy was a good single choice at the time, people just weren't feeling Mariah.
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Postby GetBack » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:06 am

"Lullaby" is amazing, very underrated song!
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Postby DOSSOME » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:59 am

Boy (I Need You) music video is actually really good.That era had great visuals that largely go unnoticed :(
Errr...Nice attempt but sit anyway
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Postby Controlfreak » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:19 am

I enjoyed this album. A lot of fans/stans pay it dust tho. It has some very solid vocal performances and production on it.
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Postby GetBack » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:07 am

DOSSOME wrote:Boy (I Need You) music video is actually really good.That era had great visuals that largely go unnoticed :(
All her Charmbracelet videos were amazing!
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