I'm really surprised that you liked Mariah's first three albums! Was it not you who said that "My All" and "Butterfly" were the two reasons why you didn't like Mariah in the 90s?Grybop wrote:That was the first CD I ever bought and my third - and last - MC album. I bought it on the strength of her previous two albums and lead single Dreamlover alone.
I wouldn't say that "Daydream" is too different from "Music Box". "When I Saw You", "Looking In" and "Forever" could quite easily have been in the latter!Loverboy wrote:European fans are still waitting for another Music Box.
anyway, i love everything mariah creates, even dont stop phunkin for jamaica lol
If you care to read on I mention that is one of my all time favourites.sambo9 wrote:"Anytime You Need A Friend"? Soulless?firefly_86 wrote:Her vocals are flawless... oh the days when it was all so effortless... but the album is just soulless.
Yeah, I must have said that indeed! I meant I liked most of her songs up to that point, but Butterfly was a huge disappointment.sambo9 wrote:I'm really surprised that you liked Mariah's first three albums! Was it not you who said that "My All" and "Butterfly" were the two reasons why you didn't like Mariah in the 90s?Grybop wrote:That was the first CD I ever bought and my third - and last - MC album. I bought it on the strength of her previous two albums and lead single Dreamlover alone.
as a big fan of Music Box, I'm a bit off-put by this comparison, since I would rank Emotions as one of my LEAST favorite Mariah albumsGrybop wrote:I always thought that Music Box was sort of an Emotions part II in a way:
-1st single placed first on both tracklists - both songs feature Mariah's whistle singing - both uptempo
-both albums close with 2 ballads
-penultimate song in both albums is about wanting someone you can't have
-both albums close on a sad note
-Now That I Know always reminded me of To Be Around You or Make It Happen with those gospel-sounding backing vocals.
although I don't agree with how harshly you ridicule MB, the "popish, polished" comparison is very true, well said...which is probably why I'm such a sucker for itwinny wrote:Music Box is clearly the popish, polished and soulless version of Emotions. A "Part II" designed to sell, and nothing more.
Whereas Emotions is raw, soulful, with genuine ballads and a great jazz standard track to end the album, Music Box is the exact opposite.
I'd say the exact opposite IMO, Music Box is the worthwhile addition, and Emotions hits the top spot. But it's a matter of personal taste.phoenix98 wrote:so although Emotions may be a worthwhile addition to her discography in its own right, when it comes to what I actually listen to most often...the Music Box material hits the spot for me
That's a pitty, because it's a genuine cover of a great jazz standard."The Wind" is actually one of my least favorite Mariah songs.
Again, it's the opposite for me If It's Over is just perfection to my ears. It's the kind of songs only Mariah can sing. I strongly disagree on those songs being samey. But again... tastes.I much prefer the Music Box ballads to most of the ones on Emotions..."And You Don't Remember", "If It's Over", "So Blessed", "Till The End Of Time", and "The Wind", although well-sung, are a bit too slow and samey for me, dragging the album down