Albums worth the ten bucks

Music consumers have an endless amount of venues to satisfy their music needs. With legal (and illegal) downloading, satellite radio and used music stores, paying full price for an album seems almost laughable. Let's face it; music of late hasn't exactly yielded many trips to the music store. I'll be honest. I have no problem downloading a song from Bearshare or iTunes, or better yet, OurTunes, where I can copy the music from the folks in my dorm. The fact is many of today's artists use the 50/50 style for their albums: 50 percent quality, 50 percent filler. Luckily, the great album isn't exactly dead. There have been a few albums for which I didn't mind shelling out the ten bucks. Here are a few of those picks.
Mariah Carey, "The Emancipation Of Mimi": Yes, the album is a year old. Yes, it has been released twice. However, no artist had a better year than Mariah. This album was the best selling of 2005 for obvious reasons. With hits such as "We Belong Together", "Shake It Off" and "Don't Forget About Us" this is an album for any collection. It's definitely Mariah at her best, but should only be purchased once.

(excerpt from The Lantern)

Friday 5 May 2006
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Where are the critics now? (47,612) by Ty from USA

[...] the public is, now that [...] is back in top form, doing hot intros to Thirsty, singing with dem babies and tearing the stage up. The blogs and critics aren't saying a word. Crickets never [...]. True talent [...].
(Saturday 25 October 2014; 23:52)
Hello Edward (47,611) by Stacey from USA

Could you do a girl a favor and send me an mp3 of Lullaby of Birdland? Pretty please? I completely with your thoughts about the end of Supernatural. Those moments need to happen more, moments where we see MC let her guard down and be herself. I get the diva act is her shtick, but it sometimes gets old and often leads to negative press, something we... read more
(Saturday 25 October 2014; 23:27)
Mariah fav things (Mariahisms) (47,610) by Manny from U.S.

1. "A complete and total mess"
2. "Dahling"
3. "Try it on me"
4. "The rarity" (in a Mariah special, she is referring to her legs)
5. "Sing Sing"
6. "I'm feeling diva-licious tonight"
7. "I love you, I appreciate you, I enjoyed you'
8. "If she called me something that starts with a 'b' and ends with 'itch' I rebuke it"
9. "We are lambily"
... read more
(Saturday 25 October 2014; 23:04)
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