Been a fan since 1993. Favorite albums include Daydream, TEOM, and Music Box. I love a good discussion, but won't stand for hateful comments because we disagree. Ok? I'm too old to deal with drama. Keep it real with me and we'll have some fun. Peace.
|Stephen, Jimbo, Edward and others (37,998)|
Well said. It's really sad that fans can't express their opinions and simply leave it at that. Know what I mean? Edward, thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy your posts too. And BTW, you're going to find fans at any artist messageboards who dislike a song, video, etc. MC's boards are no different. Anyway, glad to see Beautiful climbing the charts. Hopefully the GMA performance is spot on and helps the song even more.
(Thursday 23 May 2013; 3:04)
|Stephen / AI performance (37,972)|
Stephen, preach my friend preach. Your last two posts to Anthony and Samuel were shear perfection. Look, as far as the whole lipping thing goes, it doesn't bother me if she lipped some or all of the AI performance. Singers have been doing this for a long time, Mariah included. I went to the last concert on the CB tour and I can guarantee you many parts of that concert were lipped. It's ok. I'd lip at the end of a major tour too, lol. I didn't care. I was so happy to be dead center 15 rows back. My issue with the AI performance was how bad the editing/dubbing was. It was so obvious, it was bad. And on a major stage like AI where younger fans are watching, folks like Stephen said who don't know her very well, a performance like that could be a deal breaker. Maybe it won't hurt her. Only time will tell. When you are promoting the lead single to a new album, you have to bring your "A-game". I hope she brings that "A-game" to GMA this Friday.
(Wednesday 22 May 2013; 16:24)
|MC's Idol performance (37,900)|
I agree with Will and Deedre. The medley seemed choppy at points, but I liked how she incorporated a lot of songs from different album eras, not just a few. There were parts that were dubbed/lipped, but so what? She looked great. The medley reminded me what an amazing career she has had. Everytime she would start a new song, I was annoyed when she moved onto another song. I wanted her to keep singing that current song. Of course then she would move onto the next song and I was loving that one too, lol. However, did she have to perform after J-Lo? Seriously? MC should have been the last big act before announcing the winner. She is the judge of record this year, not J-Lo. *sigh* Now, she needs to announce she's leaving Idol. Her upcoming album, promotion, and maybe a tour will keep her too busy to commit to Idol another year. Because you know Idol producers will have no problem throwing the best female artist under the bus to save face. She needs to beat them to the punch first.
(Friday 17 May 2013; 20:47)
|Deedre / Stephen (37,899)|
Well said, my friends. You think you guys are old, haha. I'm 35 hitting 36 in the fall. I completely agree with you both. I've never been a fan that wears rose-colored glasses. Some fans put MC on this unrealistic pedestal, thinking she is capable of no wrong. She is human and like I said before, prone to greatness and the occasional mistake. When she makes a mistake, IMO, I will say such while giving respect to those who disagree. And when she hits gold, I will praise her thru the roof. You nailed it, Stephen. Some folks don't understand the term constructive criticism. We are secure in our opinions and aren't thrown off when someone disagrees with us. I think that's why we get along. Anyways, I do like #Beautiful and hope it rises up the charts. #24 is a strong showing after one week.
(Friday 17 May 2013; 20:40)
Well said. Haha, I agree a medley would be nice, maybe adding just her part of Beautiful to the mix. I think she should do a medley of older and newer more recent hits. Anyway, I'm just glad she is performing on the show. BTW: Maybe I throw folks off because I am so confident in my opinions. You are too. Maybe that's why we get along.
(Wednesday 15 May 2013; 17:28)
|Idol / jaker20 (37,855)|
I agree. I was thinking if Miguel is on tour (right?), then maybe they could have a pre-recorded track of some sort. She often does that with duets at concerts, like with ODB and Fantasy. This is a great time to promote the song and give it some lift on radio.
(Tuesday 14 May 2013; 18:21)
|Stephen / Chase / others (37,854)|
Amen Stephen and Chase. Stephen, yeah it's been like that for a long time. But you know, I can say at the end of the day I kept it respectful. That's far more than I can say for others. Thanks for always being cool with me. People feel the need to say how long they've been a fan because they say "I didn't care for the song because (enter reason)." and all of a sudden you're under fire, having your dedication questioned because a song didn't strike an immediate chord. It's not right. Go to any artist's messageboard and you'll see fans liking and disliking new songs, videos, etc. It's reality. If you expect to write on a messageboard where all fans approve of everything an artist does like robots, you need to get a reality check. If a fan comes on and says they hate Mariah, I'll call them out. I don't recall folks who didn't like the video using such language. IMO, saying someone "sickens you" is hateful. Know what I mean? Just like Mariah, her "professional people" are human, prone to greatness and the occasional mistake. I think they made a mistake with the video. Others like it. That's ok. Just chill and don't get your panties in a wad when someone disagrees with you. Geesh. Moving on, folks.
(Tuesday 14 May 2013; 18:19)
If a comment like "I don't understand why everyone likes the song" bothers you, you are going to be unnecessarily angry all the time. Fans here who didn't like the video were simply expressing why they didn't like it. No one was attacking MC's character, her family, children, etc. Just the choice of the video's direction. No fan ever has liked every little thing she's ever done. It's unrealistic. On that point, I think you need to grow up. We are fans from all around the world and will like/dislike different things. And no MC is no Mother T. Been a fan since 1993. I don't think that. But, to show a video during a family friendly show is questionable. C'mon, let's be real here. MC is human, prone to greatness and sometimes the occasional mistake. If criticism of MC is without merit, reasons don't add up, then I'm with you. It's bull. But, if someone posts good reasons why they think a song/video could be better, then I support them having their say. Let's have a discussion and learn from one another. If you feel differently, then I guess we'll just agree to disagree. I'll always defend a fan's right to share their opinion. That's the bottom line for me. Peace.
(Monday 13 May 2013; 22:39)
|Antone / Chase (37,825)|
Antone, I think you need to put a mirror in front of you when saying "figure it out". Idol has always marketed itself as a show where families can watch together. To show a video like that during a time when kids are watching was not a good decision. To say a 4 1/2 year old doesn't pick up on stuff, you obviously don't have one. They pick up more than you know. People here are not complaining. They are expressing their opinions on why they like or not like the video. You are the only one it seems attacking folks who don't share your opinion about the video. Here all opinions are welcomed. So deal with it or go to a messageboard that doesn't make you so sick, lol. *laughs* So done with this. Peace. Chase, I completely agree with your last post about Idol. I think Mariah needs to resign Idol before she does get fired for low ratings. I think that will still happen, but if she resigns before they fire her or "not renew her contract" (i.e. the same as firing), it will help her save face and move on faster. And you know Mariah, she'll never discuss anything negative in the press about Idol. She'll always stay positive about Idol for the near future.
(Saturday 11 May 2013; 18:06)
|Lee / Deedre / Licia (37,814)|
Exactly, Lee. And what bothered me the most, thinking of this in retrospect after the show was over, was this video was shown to young children. Maybe I'm thinking this way as a parent of a 4 year old girl. But, I had to kick her out of the room with a show that I normally don't mind her watching. Licia, it might turn out to be ok even if some of us don't care for it. I just think this type of video has been done over and over again. Let's get MC back on the roller coaster (ala Fantasy), lol.
(Saturday 11 May 2013; 0:50)
|Will / Deedre (37,807)|
You're right. OSD didn't have a storyline, lol. With the exception of IBLYLT, the rest of the videos you mentioned didn't have Mariah running around half-naked. Videos like Emotions, Dreamlover, ABMB, and Fantasy didn't have a cohesive storyline either. They simply showed MC having fun, dancing around, etc without the skimpy outfits front and center. Know what I mean? And Emotions is a very sexy song. Just listen to the lyrics, lol. Even The Roof had Mariah visualizing the lyrics through various scenes (the rain, car, etc.). Anyway, feel free to share your 2 cents. Always enjoy reading your posts. Deedre, I love the song even more each time I listen to it. But the video? *sigh*
(Friday 10 May 2013; 21:46)
|I totally agree (37,802)|
I read through so many posts, I forgot to acknowledge RadChad and Jamie made excellent points too. I agree with Jamie. RadChad summed it up best. Where is that classy-sexy vibe? Even as I was watching the video, I found myself loving #Beautiful even more. It gets better with every listen. This video just cheapens it. Here's hoping we get better videos.
(Friday 10 May 2013; 20:07)
|Chase / Lee / webmaster (37,795)|
I completely agree with your comments. Whatever happened to MC's videos having some sort of light storyline? Obsessed was awesome, poking fun at Eminem not wanting to let go of the past. Where are those types of videos? As I watched the video, I felt I was taken back to the MOAIA videos like HATE-U and IBLYLT with MC strutting around in next to nothing. To me, this kind of thing cheapens a great song. It perpetuates the public's attitude that MC is shallow and not the deep, amazing singer/songwriter we know. Sure, when you look so good, you want to show it off. But, does she have to show so much off? She's looked so beautiful during Idol's run. Even the white outfit she wore this week, which showed her belly (something I'm not usually a fan of), looked great because the "girls" were covered. I don't get it. Some fans will like the video, and some of us won't. Again, I'm critical because I know she can produce a better video. Go back and look at her past videos. You'll see my point. Webmaster, some fans will never get it, no matter how much you explain it to them. Trust me, I tried last week. Thanks for sticking up for all opinions to be shared.
(Friday 10 May 2013; 17:59)
|Deedre / Stephen (37,763)|
I love the hashtag too, lol. It's so Mariah. Stephen, I couldn't agree more with your last post. This new era reminds me so much of TEOM when promotion and the music were on point. ILT set the stage to get MC back on radio, then WBT blew radio away, lol. I see Beautiful doing the same thing. I agree, Idol has done some good in the sense it's kept MC's name in the news. But, she needs to resign the show before they throw her under the bus and fire her for the show's low ratings. Idol producers will do anything to save face. Anyway, I know I've been most critical of Mariah. It's not that I love her music less, aren't dedicated to her, etc. It's because I know she is capable of putting out great music (ala #Beautiful). This song just proves she knows how to stay relevant without looking desperate. Younger fans who love Miguel will check this song out along with us oldie-moldies who've been around for years. That kind of cross-generational reach can only lead to success. She did it with TEOM and I think she's about to do it again. Well done, Mariah. Well done.
(Wednesday 8 May 2013; 19:16)
|#Beautiful / Idol (37,736)|
Honestly, the hashtag doesn't bother me if I get to hear that amazing voice, haha. The beat is infectious. I couldn't help but start to tap my foot. Two complaints and they are small is I wish there was more Mariah. I wish there was more play between MC and Miguel during each verse instead of one singer each verse. I wish there was some kind of breakdown (ala Honey) before the final chorus, you know some sort of bridge. But, if this song is any indication of what the rest of the album will be like, I'll be quite content. That voice sounds amazing. Idol producers have screwed Mariah all season long. She'd better act fast and quit before producers throw her under the bus for Idol's low ratings.
(Tuesday 7 May 2013; 0:49)
|Edward / Deedre / Antone (37,665)|
Hallelujah, Edward. Someone gets it. Thank you, Deedre. Both your posts were spot on. My original post wasn't to start an argument. On the contrary. I was simply trying to remind folks to give all opinions a chance to be heard. No one was dogging a duet they never heard. That's silly. Period. Antone, my post "back it up a bit" was a shout out to a whole bunch of posts on the subject. If it was solely directed to you, I would have put your name at the top of the subject line. As it stands, you were mentioned halfway through my post because the bottom part was directed toward you. Peace.
(Wednesday 1 May 2013; 2:41)
|Oh dear (37,658)|
People always seem to miss the point. What's new here? Folks weren't happy about a duet, but for me I was willing to give it a chance. I was glad it wasn't a duet with a rapper, lol. At least this time it's a singer. Haven't had that in a while, so it may be good. The teaser looks amazing. Look, I've been an MC fan for nearly 20 years. I was an MC fan long before many of you youngsters joined and I'll be around long after you leave. That's dedication, lol. Peace.
(Tuesday 30 April 2013; 23:12)
|Back it up a bit (37,651)|
No one has heard the song, so how can we say we like it or not, lol? You can't. I certainly won't give my thoughts untill I hear the song. My recent posts did not defend such a silly notion. (BTW, I love the teaser.) When the song does come out and we all have a chance to hear it, all fans should be free to express their thoughts without fear of retribution. Period. Antone, no fan loves all the songs she's ever released. I've been a fan of hers for 20 years. The majority of songs I've loved. Some songs I wondered what the heck was she thinking, lol. But, I'm still here. No one yet has said anything about the song because no one here has heard it. Once the song drops, all opinions should be welcomed. That's all I'm saying. And if someone doesn't like the song once heard, they are not any less of a fan. Peace.
(Monday 29 April 2013; 19:00)
Thank you for illustrating the point I am trying to make. You are automatically telling someone to leave if they don't like something MC does. All opinions should be welcomed without fear of attack. If someone listens to the song and doesn't care for it, they should have the right to say why without being told to "find another artist". Geesh. Anyway, I've said my peace. Moving forward to May 6th.
(Monday 29 April 2013; 1:53)
|Deedre, RibbonB (37,642)|
I agree 100%. We all have different thoughts. Some are going to like the song, some are not. It's the dissenting opinions that tend to get slammed for no reason. That's what annoys me to the core. I didn't like Triumphant and man did some folks here come after me hard. I didn't expect that because while I expressed my dissatisfaction for the song, I did so in a respectful manner to those who did like the song. If someone comes here hating on Beautiful and MC for no reason, then yeah we should call them out without stooping to their level. Know what I mean? Anyway, I can't wait for new music. RibbonB, well said about Idol.
(Sunday 28 April 2013; 0:21)
|Just my 2 cents (37,628)|
With new MC material coming in just over a week, I'd like to add a few thoughts. When new MC music is released, everyone is going to have different opinions on the song. Some may like the song immediately, some fans may take a few listens before the song grows on them, and some fans may not like it all together. The point is let's respect everyone's thoughts and stop the name calling, put downs, etc. You all know what I mean, lol. *smiles* If you disagree with something someone said about the song, by all means let them know why and have a discussion on about it. When Triumphant came out, the fans who didn't like it got hammered with names, had their dedication to MC questioned, etc. It was so pointless. Let's just have a good time, and yes, if someone does trash the song or MC with no reason, call them out. Just thought I'd throw these thoughts out there. Peace.
(Friday 26 April 2013; 23:09)
|Just as excited (37,626)|
Look, those of us who don't really care for a duet are just as excited for new Mariah material. I'm well aware of her past successful duets. I was hoping it would be simply Mariah on this song showcasing that fabulous voice. I guess if there is a bright spot this time around it's the fact she's doing a song with another singer not a rapper, lol.
(Friday 26 April 2013; 19:10)
|No duets (37,609)|
I agree with everyone who's saying no duets. It needs to be all about that voice this time. I remember TEOM. The whole era was entitled "the return of the voice". And then she delivered an album packed with songs showcasing that voice. The lead single It's Like That had Fatman Scoop as a guest, but his part wasn't until the end of the song and fit in well there. Then she wowed us with WBT and the comeback was complete. That's what needs to happen this time. If she wants to duet, do it on a remix. That formula has been successful in the past too.
(Wednesday 24 April 2013; 18:45)
The conversation is so yesterday for me. Peace.
(Thursday 18 April 2013; 23:49)
I don't recall mentioning Almost Home. Not sure what that has to do with the discussion between you and I. Anyway, the fact remains AI is a dying show. The ratings prove it. If the ratings were higher, I guarantee that 34 million vote total would be much higher. And yes, I knew that was the vote total from last week. It would be interesting to find out what the vote total was during the highest rated weeks of AI. Now, that would be a number to know. You can spin the numbers in your favor all you want, but the fact remains, this season of Idol is the lowest rated ever. Up until last season, Idol was in the top 5 of shows based on Nielsen season ratings of shows. Last season the show was 25. This season it has dropped to 30. So, if I were MC, I would drop the show after this season. People are done with it. The ratings numbers prove that. Peace.
(Wednesday 17 April 2013; 19:03)
In years past, you might be right. AI ratings were doing great, but has slowly seen a decline since the nucleus of Randy, Paula, and Simon was broken up. Twitter followers may be up, but the number that really matters is how many people are watching the show. That number has hit an all-time low for the show. Not good to see Mariah apart of that number, especially when producers thought her name and stature would be enough to lift the show. MC better hurry if she wants to use the show to promote her album. In fact, honestly I'd be pushing the first single right now and letting each week allow her to promote the album in some way. Anyway, I doubt she returns next season (f there is one). I wouldn't.
(Tuesday 16 April 2013; 18:40)
|New album / AI (37,565)|
I'm with Deedre. AI is almost over. Now is the time to launch the album and use the show as a promotional tool. She'd better hurry or else she's missing a huge opportunity. As far as her judging style goes, people will like it and some will not. MC was great during the audition shows, but in the live shows, with some contestants she's really offered good advice and then others she's been all over the place. Honestly, I used to watch AI during the live shows untill the finale. I haven't even watched this year, even with MC on the show. AI is a dying breed and it's sad to see MC a part of it this year, because she's so much better than the show could ever be. I agree with K too. I think she was awesome as a mentor and would be great in Jimmy's spot or sharing the mentoring role with him too.
(Monday 15 April 2013; 18:33)
|Zachary, enjoy the music (37,524)|
I've been saying that for a long time as well. I'm not worried. Her place in history as a top selling artist is quite secure.
(Tuesday 9 April 2013; 20:45)
|I agree, Deedre (37,521)|
No artist will ever touch Mariah's numbers, especially the 200 million records sold. With the way the industry has changed, I think her title as the best selling female artist is quite secure. Mariah will always make music, but we may not get an album every two years. We were very spoiled for many years. Plus, she has accomplished so much, it's almost like now she is making music for herself and her fans without worrying if that song will achieve that #1 status. Know what I mean? Further, if Mariah wants to work on her family and take time off, that is ok too. She is human, not the robot singing factory she endured in the 90s (i.e. sing, sing). Remember that? So just chill folks and enjoy the music.
(Monday 8 April 2013; 21:53)
|Mariah pregnancy, etc (37,517)|
Deciding to get pregnant is a serious issue. It's not stupid either. Mariah knows what is best for her and her family. I've carried one kid at a time (have two kids) and one child was tough enough. To carry twins? I can't imagine the toll that took on her body. I can see where Nick is coming from too. It would be a strange situation seeing someone else carry your child. But, surrogacy is sometimes a couple's only option. Look at Guiliana (from E! News) and Bill Rancic who after G's breast cancer saw surrogacy as a way to have a child of their own. Either way, I hope they make the best decision for their family. If another child is in their future, that is great. If not, then that's ok too.
(Sunday 7 April 2013; 3:34)
|MC's press coverage / new album (37,488)|
I was checking out the other day, reading of the magazines while waiting in line. I came across a ton of negative articles about Nicki Minaj, but nothing about MC. MC usually doesn't get positive press coverage ever from the media. It's a nice change of pace to see her winning the PR battle. She's taking this job seriously, showing up on time, dressing to perfection, and offering good critiques. Even ousted Jolley gave another good critique of Mariah's judging style while slamming Nicki. On a side note, does anyone know if MC is going to perform Almost Home or her lead single from a new album on AI. I feel like we only have about 8-9 weeks left of the show. She better get on it if she's going to use AI to promote her album. I feel like if she doesn't, she's missing a golden opportunity.
(Tuesday 26 March 2013; 19:38)
|Mariah's girls, lol / Nikki (37,473)|
Maybe it's me, but I don't need to see them all the time. It's nice to see her wear clothes that cover them up, but still doesn't take away from her sex appeal. Know what I mean? I think a lot times her dress takes away from her amazing talent. People, for right or wrong, focus on the lack of coverage and not the music. That frustrates me, because MC's music is that good. Anyway, don't want to go to deep down the dress discussion, so I'll leave it at that. Yeah Nikki, Mariah has her own way of speaking volumes without saying a word. She lets her music do the talking. Obsessed comes to mind. She is the queen of plausable denability. We all know the song is about Eminem, but MC can easily say it's all just in the name of fun. She is the queen at that game. No one messes with MC, lol. Nicki Minaj better watch out. She does not know who she's messing with. Ugh, just so annoying with her comments. Just another benefit to having a DVR. I can fast-forward past her comments.
(Saturday 23 March 2013; 19:58)
|Mariah's dress (37,470)|
I agree. Mariah's black/gold dress was stunning. I know many here defend MC's dress options to show the girls off, defending her right to dress how she wants, etc. But c'mon, even you guys have to admit covering up the "girls" sends a better message. Mariah's dress choices during the finalists AI shows has been perfection. Her clothes aren't distracting folks from her role as a judge. Notice the media isn't focusing on them either, because she isn't choosing revealing clothing. I know, I know the media will find something to criticize, but I don't hear them attacking her clothing lately. I hope she chooses something stunning if and when she performs live on the show, so people can focus on the music and not revealing clothes, which tend to distract from the music.
(Friday 22 March 2013; 6:09)
|Nikki / American Idol (37,466)|
I agree. I watched last night's AI episode too and my only thought was Nicki is endlessly irritating. I had DVRd the recording and after 1-2 singers, I found myself constantly fast forwarding past NM's comments. The rest of the judges try to offer thoughtful criticism trying to help the contestants and then Minaj who must be living in her own reality. She's just nuts. For whatever the reason she continues to act the way she does, I could care less. She's just freaking annoying. Period.
(Thursday 21 March 2013; 19:38)
|Stop eating nuts (37,461)|
Some of you are nuts. The lady has sold over 200 million records with 18 #1 hits and countless Top 10 hits, etc. Why not tout that record? No one will ever come close again to selling that many records. No one. She has earned it. I'm with Deedre on this one. Sure I would love to see her beat the Beatles record, but for me it's all about good music. I want the sequel to "return of the voice" this time around. And I agree with Nikki too. The last time people counted out Mariah, she blasted right back with WBT. The record was so hot, radio stations had to play it. The same goes with TMB. That line from the BW interview, "well if they counted me out, they'll just have to count me back in" is the best line ever. If the new album contains that "it" song, radio will have to play it. Even Obsessed off MOAIA went to #6 because it was catchy and people liked the video. And many here know I'm not afraid to criticize Mariah, lol. Even if MC doesn't reach the same type of commercial success she had in the 1990s, her place is still cemented in time. Numbers don't lie. They don't change because some other singer is the "in" thing right now. Rihanna may have her #1 hits, but she'll never, ever come close to selling 200 million records. So, just chill and enjoy the music. And even if her newest stuff isn't your thing, like sometimes for me, go back and listen to her early stuff. Relax and stop eating so many nuts.
(Wednesday 20 March 2013; 19:07)
Haha, I was nervous too. I thought, oh the media is going to have a field day with this if MC shows up late. She was over an hour late to the concert I attended. So, I'm glad she is taking this seriously and to hear she talked with Curtis Finch for a time afterwards, waiting to speak with him after the show wrapped, shows how much she really cares about these contestants. Mariah is a diva with her diva ways, lol, but it's nice to see this side of her, the side that was present when she was trying to break into the record business. She understands what these contestants are going through and hasn't forgotten that point in her life. She's a diva, but this AI experience is showing there is a person behind that diva-ness. Know what I mean? Being late for a live show when you're getting paid that much is unacceptable. Pay me that much money and I'll be on time, lol.
(Saturday 16 March 2013; 6:57)
|Nicki vs. Mariah (37,399)|
Who was late for the show this week? Score one for Mariah.
(Friday 15 March 2013; 8:26)
|Badr/Mariah in 2013 (37,393)|
I could not have said it any better. I totally agree.
(Thursday 14 March 2013; 6:25)
|Mariah on Idol (37,391)|
I haven't read the article in question. I've only watched Idol a few times up to this point. I mainly wait until the finalists are chosen before I start to watch. It's always been that way for me. However, I've watched a bit more with Mariah being on the show. I have to say she's done a pretty good job. She really tries to critique their voice. I mean, nobody knows better about vocals than Mariah, lol. And I like the fact they put her last. When she was the first judge to comment, sometimes her style got overshadowed my Nicki. Honestly, NM bugs the heck out of me with her "how you doing" Joey-ish question to the contestants. Idol is so yesterday. Ratings are dropping. I would be really surprised if they bring the show back for a 13th season. X-Factor is tanking too. Time will tell.
(Wednesday 13 March 2013; 19:15)
|Almost Home (37,358)|
The video is nice, what you'd expect from a movie song? What I don't get is why the song doesn't immediately play right when the credits start or soon after. Beauty & The Beast has an instrumental introduction before playing the song with Celine Dion. Same goes with Disney's Aladdin. Strange. And the song not being included on the soundtrack? Now that's odd. Is the song going to be included on Mariah's new album? Celine Dion did that with My Heart Will Go On, it was on the soundtrack and her album.
(Saturday 9 March 2013; 3:32)
|Andrew Lo (37,342)|
I don't think how many likes someone has on Facebook is something to be concerned about. Doesn't diminish Mariah's place in history. No one will ever come close to 200 million records sold. Plus, not everyone does Facebook, Twitter, etc. I don't have a Twitter account, yet I post here and support MC by buying her music.
(Wednesday 6 March 2013; 0:19)
Great music and great promotion helped TEOM establish itself as the top selling album of 2005. After CB, many people were wondering if MC still had "it" in her to produce great music. I'm not knocking CB as I think it was crucial step in Mariah's comeback. I myself wondered if MC was heading toward a more whisper/softer sound and away from the middle of the road vocal that had proven so successful. I remember I first heard clips of all the songs and I about fell off my chair. I couldn't contain my excitement. The album sounded so much like Daydream, a hugely popular album (ironically released 10 years earlier). Mariah is at her best when she appeals to wider fanbase, meaning she gave some the ballads (Mine Again, IWYK, Circles, WBT, Joyride), others the hip-hop songs (TTF, SS, O&O, ILT), to those who didn't care for the hip-hop stuff, she gave us songs with more R&B/Pop mixes (SIO, GYN), etc. That album much like Daydream gave every person something to like. She is at her best when she doesn't focus on one paticular genre or type of vocals. That's why I think TEOM was so successful. I love that album tons.
(Tuesday 5 March 2013; 23:56)
That's funny. Great minds think alike. Most people here know I don't care for many of her rap collabos, especially when the song is remixed for a edgier move toward hip-hop. So I especially love when MC gives fans like myself a no rap version that sounds hot R&B but doesn't turn me off with all the rapping. Let the fans of the rappers have that version and me get just no rap version. My All/Stay Awhile and ABMB are probably my two favorite slow R&B remixes. Make It Last is also a great one too.
(Tuesday 5 March 2013; 23:47)
|My All/Stay Awhile, Stephen (37,332)|
On the subject of old school, I sure do love this remix. I also love it even better when she gives us fans the no-rap version. It's one of my favorites. Stephen, I hear you. It's a nice effort, perfect for a Disney movie. I will say it didn't grab me on first listen. I had to give the song a chance. The bridge still sounds disjointed. Ultimately for me, I'm just glad to hear that voice. I hope that's the kind of voice she brings to the new album mixed with some hot beats.
(Sunday 3 March 2013; 3:09)
|Almost Home (37,327)|
Some were jumping the gun calling the song a flop long before other factors like the movie's release and video premiere happened. If the song tanks after those two things, then yeah, maybe you can call it one. I hardly think that's going to happen. Doing a lot of promotion once the video and movie drop would help things a ton. Plus, she should definitely sing the song live on AI. Once people hear that song as the ending credits roll, the song should rise on the charts. All of this is good news for her upcoming album. Now this is a buzz single type song to get people ready for her album drop.
(Friday 1 March 2013; 22:54)
Well said post about your evolution as a MC fan. I fall under the same category as you.
(Monday 25 February 2013; 6:38)
|Very nice (37,253)|
Almost Home is a fresh new sound for Mariah. This is a great buzz single for her upcoming album. Doing a song for a popular Disney movie is never a bad thing, especially when you have a album coming out soon. Her low full voice vocal was something I haven't heard in a long time. I wasn't sure how I liked it until she hit the first chorus and then it seemed to fit. I can see the comparisons to Rhianna, but folks, when MC hits those notes in the second chorus and final takes, Rhi-Rhi needs to sit down, because no one compares to MC. Her voice sounds amazing and I hope she brings that kind of flare and confidence to her new album. It sounds fresh and current. I see this as a very radio friendly mid-tempo Dreamlover-like song. Very nice, MC. Defintely going to download this one.
(Wednesday 20 February 2013; 6:48)
No, I get where you are coming from. That's part of the problem I had with her belting voice off CB. I know some love that CD, but for me, the belting parts sounded screechy. She either whispered or belted and it didn't work for me. I miss that middle of the road vocal. Songs off TEOM and E=MC2 had a fuller belting voice (aka Stay The Night, Shake It Off, etc), but then songs like Mine Again were purposely cracked, so maybe it's the style she's trying to create rather than what her voice status is. Know what I mean?
(Sunday 17 February 2013; 7:25)
|Almost Home (37,211)|
Wow. I can't wait to hear the full song. I am loving that voice. I know some love the whisper/softer tracks, but for me, this is the sound I fell in love with nearly 20 years ago. It's that full voice vocal that sets her apart from everyone else.
(Sunday 17 February 2013; 4:19)
Sometimes MC gets it so right and somedays she gets it oh so wrong. Oy, the outfit out and about in NYC is one of those misses. Yet, she hits the mark pretty good on AI so far. I just can't wait for warmer weather myself. The sun came out today for the first time in weeks and it felt so good.
(Thursday 31 January 2013; 21:22)
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