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Name: Terna
Country: Nigeria
Mariah Carey is my favorite artist ever. Fave Era - The Emancipation of Mimi
Re: Adele (98,972) (98,982) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 22 November 2021; 11:59)
Someone here likened this Adele's 30 album to Mariah's "Daydream" era. Lol how interesting. I was wondering why this go around, it was kinda a finished event about a week later and no one was talking about the album. I wasn't impressed with the new songs she sang at the performance special a few weeks ago, the songs just weren't memorable enough (something about a melody that sticks is everything) and none of the songs have that, at least the ones I have heard. "Easy on me" is no "Hello" which was a monster inescapable hit.
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Open Arms (98,944) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 14 November 2021; 20:46)
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Re: One Sweet Day (98,916) (98,926) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 11 November 2021; 19:44)
Just listen to the Mariah only version of the song available somewhere on YouTube. So many parts of her vocals are much clearer and you can actually hear the different parts she sang.
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McDonalds (98,914) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 11 November 2021; 08:45)
Why is this such a big problem? Other celebrities do it so why should the rules be different for Mariah? Times have changed and being an [employer] the way she is (you didn't realize that now did you), you get your coins anyway you can as long as it is legitimate. I see her branching out and capitalizing on "The Queen of Christmas" title (she really is becoming synonymous with Christmas, haha) and going all out, she isn't making any money selling records (news flash no one is) neither is she touring at the moment. So a few millions (best believe she was paid in millions) for a 30second ad, I say go for it. Mariah is not responsible for the [lifestyle] choices people choose, McDonalds was there long before Mariah Carey debuted and will be there long after she's gone.
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Re: Mariah - new label (98,895) (98,901) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 10 November 2021; 09:55)
You just might be up to something here, I recall seeing on IG that she did a song with the Clark Sisters. I look forward to a Gospel album, it isn't a step into new territory as she's written many Gospel songs before but a whole album dedicated to the Most High, I would really love. Now let's also get that proper Lauryn Hill duet while we're at it.
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Re: Mariah's new song (98,881) (98,891) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 9 November 2021; 16:10)
This song right? Well to me the only thing I find in common actually is the use of the Spanish Guitar. Toni's song is straight up one of the most beautiful songs that incorporates that guitar sound, a personal favorite of mine and a satisfying (keyword) experience to listen to all round, melodically, lead vocally, song structure wise, background vocals etc. The difference here is while Toni's song is everything, Mariah's on the other hand leaves a lot (all caps) to be desired. Smh.
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Re: Fall in Love at Christmas (98,867) (98,869) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 6 November 2021; 20:54)
Stop it. Haha.
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Fall in Love at Christmas (98,864) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 6 November 2021; 12:48)
Um, no, just no. I don't like it at all and here's exactly why. The song has no form, no memorable hook nor distinct melody line one can sing along to. Khalid bless him is as bland a male singer as I have ever heard just there, he adds absolutely nothing to the song and at some point it sounds like he's just singing along trying to catch up. It's obvious this wasn't a collaborative "duet" ("When Christmas Comes" with John Legend like we don't have enough of those hideous "duets") and he's just tagging along. Recall when her and Whitney scored "When You Believe" before the final vocals and knew exactly when to come in and when not to, so it doesn't sound muddy? This song lacks that and comes across as muddy and rushed, all over the place and just not up to Mariah Carey standards. I am not impressed. Next.
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Re: Daniel Moore III (98,857) (98,863) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 6 November 2021; 12:09)
Ok wow, he's playing on "Portrait"? Then he kinda has potential. I also love the piano interlude on the WBT Valentine mix after the song ends. Very nostalgic.
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Re: Daniel Moore III (98,846) (98,856) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 5 November 2021; 20:24)
I'm guessing that would be the Keyboardist right? What other collaborations have they done together?
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Fall in Love at Christmas (98,841) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 5 November 2021; 12:53)
Just listened to the new song and watched the video but I'm not gonna give my opinion on it just yet because honestly, I'm not feeling this one at all.
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Email from Mariah (98,799) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 24 October 2021; 19:06)
Did you guys get an email about recording yourself now so you record yourself again by Christmas Day to compare your "Glowup" from Mariah Carey's official website? (I don't know maybe a fan club newsletter) kinda like a challenge, I got one and it seemed weird to me. Haha.
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MC30 (98,792) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 22 October 2021; 17:56)
She just posted on IG, seems were getting more MC30 stuff.
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Re: Easy on me (98,760) (98,769) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 18 October 2021; 19:34)
This right here, I feel the exact same way about her, false hype like we haven't heard better voices (Mariah, Whitney, Celine, Christina, Streisand) singing better material. She's got the industry machine right behind her that's why they always want to make it such an "event". I truly don't care for her music and only have a few of her songs on my playlist. Her new song "Easy on Me" is as basic and forgettable as a song can be.
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Re: Mariah a Christmas act (98,739) (98,747) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 15 October 2021; 23:53)
Honestly, I worry about this quite often, but she doesn't seem to mind at all. Haha. Just another title to her already long list of titles, but with such a big flex - "the queen of Christmas".
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Adele (98,746) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 15 October 2021; 23:44)
Um, no. Quite underwhelming.
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Rent Free in my mind (98,737) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 14 October 2021; 21:27)
This was one "The Voice" got right, and the show seemed to get a lot of credibility as she was seemingly taking off and then not. I only heard of her when she had passed, it's so sad. This girl could've been a massive big star by now. I come back to her audition ever so often.
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Re: Allure (98,732) (98,735) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 13 October 2021; 20:34)
That [era] is when I became a die hard lamb. Haha. I had a "When You Believe" cassette tape and used to record music videos on VHS and anytime Mariah came on even if the song was almost through I'd hit record without fail. Oh and how VH1 loved Mariah Carey, I bet there was a lamb working there at the time. Where did time go?
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Re: Allure (98,726) (98,731) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 12 October 2021; 12:37)
This is so random, for you to mention them out of the blue as I have been playing and singing "Last Chance" the greater part of this month randomly, that song is written and sung beautifully. I once played it for a die hard CĂ©line Dion fan friend of mine and he went "It sounds so Mariah, It's near perfect." Lol. Crazy how Mariah's sound is instantly recognizable even when she isn't singing, her sense of melodies and what works musically is 2nd to none. If there's a version of hers in the vault I hope she releases it together with other songs recorded during that time period - '97/98 that era wasn't represented on the first rarities.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,692) (98,704) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 5 October 2021; 19:37)
I'm glad we see things from a different perspective. You see this is exactly what I love about Mariah and her catalogue, there's something there for everyone - testament to her mass appeal and we all interpret these records and eras differently.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,688) (98,689) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 2 October 2021; 20:46)
Haha. You stay [sic] always trying to make me "lose credibility" like [it's] a published critique, [it's] just an opinion Mr. Bill. There's a category of songs that are fan favorites I personally don't gravitate towards but some others swear by, [it's] just a matter of personality and taste. "To The End of Time" falls in that category reasons best known to me. Heck even Mariah herself doesn't like some of her own songs. Duh. Exactly my point.
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Somewhat Loved (98,687) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 2 October 2021; 15:02)
This song gets better the more you play it, and her vocals sound so much better than on [Caution], I'm kinda left wondering are they recent vocals since she hinted it was written in 2012 (or was that a different song). It seems she's really working on her sound and I love that.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,679) (98,686) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 2 October 2021; 14:39)
"And light years better than the debut album." Um no sir, [we're] not gonna sit here and act like that [debut] album isn't single handedly the biggest debut ever (all caps) for an artist. "Emotions" [pales] in comparison to the debut. Let's just put it this way. The debut album has "Vision of Love" and "Love Takes Time" two mammoth classics, and "Emotions" has "You're so cold". I only ever play four songs from that record:
1. Can't Let Go
2. Make It Happen
3. Emotions
4. The Wind
Take these four out and you have fillers.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,677) (98,685) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 2 October 2021; 14:28)
I love your optimism. Haha. "Can't Let Go" for me is the only non number 1 song I feel like should've gone to the top, that song is so hauntingly popular and mysterious like so many people know the song but don't know who sang it. Also "Anytime You Need a Friend".
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Andrea Martin (98,670) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 29 September 2021; 20:21)
I can't believe she's passed, so suddenly too. This news hit me like a tonne of bricks, maybe it was covid-19 related. She's one of the few songwriters that defined the 90's and early 2000's. Damn the Legends are dying off.
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