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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MC out and about (51,246) by Ardis from Earth

It's so good to see MC out having fun with her friends. She looks happy. I also enjoyed seeing the pictures of little Monroe. She is so cute.
(Tuesday 31 March 2015; 1:14)
The power of media (51,245) by Jono from USA

Whether or not Mariah and Brett are together (I highly doubt they are), I'm certain it is to slowly drum up publicity about Mariah's new projects. With social media highly accessible nowadays, celebrity gossip spreads like wildfire. Hollywood and music agents have picked up on this, and will actually set up high profile people to hang out, creating... read more
(Monday 30 March 2015; 20:52)
Christmas movie and Idina Menzel (51,244) by Ethan from United States

I have a guts feeling that the reference that Mariah tagged Idina is perhaps that she might be involved in the new Christmas movie, which will be directed by Ratner inspired from Mariah's music. Mariah loves Christmas and with the momentum of Frozen, this movie might do very well. In addition, this is the first time Mariah has written a Christmas s... read more
(Monday 30 March 2015; 20:41)
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