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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Re: Fans (42,731) by nikki from usa

I have to agree. You should buy MC's material when you like it. It doesn't make sense to buy music you don't like and then complain when she continually releases other songs like it. Your dollars are voting and Mariah will make music based off of what is selling. Quite frankly, it can be counterproductive. If fans and the general public alike aren'... read more
(Sunday 20 April 2014; 2:00)
Buying music (42,730) by Marissa from USA

I agree G.G. I am a fan, but I buy music based on merit. Since Mariah has been killing the game IMO for at least 97% of her career (I'm not just talking about commercial success, but great material) I've never really been faced with the issue of whether or not to buy her music until this unidentified era. I didn't buy TAOLG or YME because I didn't ... read more
(Sunday 20 April 2014; 1:33)
Fans (42,729) by G.G. from USA

Regarding buying music. I have been a fan since the beginning. I did not buy Triumphant. I did not like the song, at all. I do, however, love the Triumphant Pulse Club Remix, it's on my gym playlist. I will not buy a single I strongly dislike. My money, my choice. I love Mariah, that doesn't mean I love every song she records. I always buy her albu... read more
(Sunday 20 April 2014; 0:14)
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