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    Mariah Carey

    Well, her new single is out. Such as it is.





    I've got to hand it to the woman for being really good at staying commercially viable, even at the expense of producing anything substantial or worthy of her (faded) talent. She's essentially a guest artist on her own song here.

    That said, I really loved Mariah Carey for the first 7 years of her career. Everything since "Butterfly" has been really lackluster for me. Still, when she was good she was really really good, in my opinion.

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    She's had three distinct careers so far that went from Celine Dion to Lil Kim. . and now she's Paula Abdul.

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    Mariah is incredibly talented. One of her most heartfelt songs was from her last album called "HateU". Her talent hasn't faded. She is still a great song writer.

    Mariah has been in the game since 1990 and has stood the test of time. Unlike Madonna, she at least hasn't sold herself out to dance pop songs about sex drugs and partying which is what everyone is doing now.

    With her new single it will be released as an EP with 7 versions apparently including a radio mix without any rap and also versions with rerecorded vocals.

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    I'm pretty sure her arm is made of rubber.

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    I have to admit, I am a big Mariah Carey fan. Butterfly is definitely her best album but Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is really good too. That said, I don't really like Triumphant and I agree that it's like she's a guest on her own song. She is extremely talented and the last time I saw her live she put on a wonderful show.

    I never listened to E=MC2 because Touch My Body is an atrocious song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshaBlack View Post
    Unlike Madonna, she at least hasn't sold herself out to dance pop songs about sex drugs and partying which is what everyone is doing now.
    Do we need a Madonna vs. Mariah Deathmatch thread already? Seriously though, while I've been quite vocal about my disappointment with Madonna's recent ventures around here, she wrote the book on dance-pop-party-tunes and has enough artistic integrity left for two Mariah Careys.

    She's had three distinct careers so far that went from Celine Dion to Lil Kim. . and now she's Paula Abdul.
    The first half of her career was pretty amazing. Mariah was clearly born to sing. In the history of modern popular music, I think her voice is right up there with the greats (and I've read she's largely responsible for penning some her greatest hits). But she went from being soulful and inspiring to washing Snoop Dogg's car in a music video. Which is fine. Just sayin'
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    Love Mariah and always will. She is an incredible lyricist.. and why even bother talking about her vocals.. for a whole decade she had the prettiest tone and range.

    All that said, the single seems 50/50 rap and her singing.. So whose song is it really? Mariah featuring Rick Ross or the other way around.

    Since she has had so many #1 singles I won't talk about my favorite songs from that list. I will say I thought Charm Bracelet is extremely underrated. I love that album. Especially the song "I only wanted."
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    It's not as heavy-handed as "Born This Way" or annoying as "Gimme Your Luvin'," but... I don't know, it's not bad, it's not great, it's just kinda there.

    That being said, "I Only Wanted" IS a major tune. I love the Latin-tinged trilogy that was "My All/After Tonight/I Only Wanted."

    And to wrap up my Mariah thoughts, "Petals" is the best songwriting she's ever done. That is all.

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    I hate to bust everyone's bubble, but the best thing she's ever done was her MTV Unplugged, right around the time her second album came out. THAT'S the Mariah I miss.
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    ^ Daydream would be my favorite, though i do love a lot of her later singles.

    so what are people's top 10 favorite songs of hers? mine would be (in no particular order):

    Vision of Love
    Dreamlover
    Forever
    Always Be My Baby
    Fantasy
    Honey
    Breakdown
    We Belong Together
    I'm That Chick
    I'll Be Loving U Long Time (album version)

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    I don't pretend to know anything other than her singles, so...

    Can't Let Go (favorite Mariah song)
    Dreamlover
    Fantasy
    Always Be My Baby
    Honey
    My All
    Emotions
    I Don't Wanna Cry
    Make it Happen
    Love Takes Time

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    Butterfly was the beginning of the end, but I'll always love the stuff that came before it. I'll always have her to thank for "Vision of Love", which won me mah first evah karaoke competition. (Yes, I am indeed a karaoke queen.)
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    The new remix of Triumphant is out!!! It's amazing! The throwback mix! It's very dance pop and old school Mariah!

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    My top10:

    Outside
    HateU
    Lead the Way
    Loverboy
    Butterfly
    Can't take that away
    Yours
    Candy Bling
    Bliss
    I Wish You Well

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    Mariah will always have a special place in my heart. She was my number one artist before Tori. My favorite albums are a toss up between Music Box and Daydream and Butterfly coming in a close 2nd. Except for Heartbreaker I don't know much from Rainbow on.
    This song has way too much rapping it. I understand if there is a little or a remix with a rapper but damn like someone said it's like she is the guest artist. This thread is getting me to want to listen to her and bring me back to my early teen years!

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