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Name: Terna
Country: Nigeria
Mariah Carey is my favorite artist ever. Fave Era - The Emancipation of Mimi
Fly Like a Bird acapella (88,801) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 26 March 2019; 16:27)
Wow. I'm speechless
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A No No video (88,394) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 8 March 2019; 15:37)
The Caution train has begun moving. I love the retro 80's inspired feel of the video and those whistle tones popped up outta nowhere. Lol. I wasn't expecting that. Dem kids look so adorable too. All in all it's an enhancement to a bop that was already popping.
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Re: Butterfly (87,940) (87,968) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 8 February 2019; 16:40)
Interesting post but I don't agree with your analysis of the Butterfly album and era at all. If anything it's rather the opposite of what you're insinuating here. Mariah's early years were so controlled, doctored and supervised so to speak to a fault that I remember her saying that she was even instructed on how to speak in her interviews without giving away too much personality - in other words she couldn't be herself. How stifling that must've been. Even her sound was controlled in order to sound like a new Whitney Houston so to speak (especially on the first album). Her hair, ensembles and the whole Mariah Carey image at the beginning really wasn't the real Mariah at all. I applaud Mariah for rebelling and insisting on carving out her own path and most importantly following her Heart. Both "Daydream" and "Butterfly" are truly the real Mariah, and her core as an artist as she has remained the same pretty much ever since. I'm just glad that we have those two albums as a snapshot of the transition in a time when Mariah dared to be different and go against the tide, being so young with so much uncertainty. So there's nothing fake nor pretentious about that album as you implied if anything that's her true emancipation. She must be very proud looking back now as we her true Lambily are too. The "Butterfly" era is Mariah's "Magnum Opus", it is also where her longevity and relevance in this cutthroat music industry years to come was sealed.
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Re: Random thoughts (87,630) (87,660) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 21 January 2019; 15:15)
I love your point of view on Stella and her reign of terror. I too was one of those who did not judge her off just photos alone, it was too early for that. I was waiting for her to prove herself managing Mariah, something she didn't live up to and everything went south from there. However, I don't agree with you on the Brett Ratner statement that he doesn't make good videos for Mariah. That's simply not true, "The Emancipation Of Mimi" era alone had him to thank for some of her best videos up to that point. He also directed "Touch My Body" which basically saved that era and I dare say it's up there with "Honey" in terms of quality.
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Re: SWHOF (87,556) (87,567) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 15 January 2019; 20:06)
You should also take into consideration that Mariah hasn't really written for others as much as Missy Misdemeanor has. Missy has a wide spectrum of artists she's written and produced for in more genres than Mariah has, so yes I think Missy deserved it more this go around. Mariah definitely would get inducted too just not this year.
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GTFO - instant classic (87,468) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 6 January 2019; 22:49)
Honestly, I feel like GTFO is the strongest track on the new album, and should've been the first single. This song just draws you in and it has repeat value, I find it a breath of fresh air every time it comes on unexpectedly. Now that I have listened to "Caution" in its entirety, I can honestly say that "GTFO" is my favorite out of all 10 songs. My top three songs from "Caution" are:
2. The Distance Feat. Ty Dollar Sign
3. 8th Grade
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Re: Ugh Ariana (87,106) (87,204) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 23 December 2018; 19:55)
Oh yes I did and just like yours it's just an opinion - my opinion, nothing to get worked up over. No one is trying to "mock" Minnie. I personally love most of her songs and enjoy them immensely. However, I call it as I see it. Happy holidays.
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Re: Ugh Ariana (87,086) (87,092) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 17 December 2018; 14:13)
Half of Minnie's Whistle register placement in her recordings sound gimmicky, random and borderline cringe worthy ("Expecting"). Minnie used to incorporate whistle tones just because she could. With Mariah however, they are creatively placed as embellishments in a song ("Butterfly", "When you believe"), as an expressive tool during a climax ("Anytime you need a friend", "Vision of Love") or as ad libs in a chorus ("Melt away", "Joy Ride", "I Want to Know What Love is") to name a few of the creative ways she's used that register without it ever sounding gimmicky, annoying nor cringe worthy. So it's safe to say Mariah's the queen of the whistle register.
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Re: Goodbye (86,928) (86,933) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 7 December 2018; 17:14)
I still recall that epic dragging you gave him for "getting wiggy" with it around this time last year. Damn K, you keep this up and it will become Christmas tradition on here. Haha. Alexa, play "Giving Me Life" by Mariah Carey.
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Re: Beyonce Global Citizen festival (86,818) (86,861) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 4 December 2018; 19:43)
You're not gonna like me if you don't drop this angel wings rant you keep going on and on about.
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Re: 8th Grade (86,766) (86,860) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 4 December 2018; 19:32)
Lol. Like really? I love (all caps) "One Mo 'Gen" it's like top three favorite after "GTFO" and "8th Grade". Haha.
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Re: 8th Grade (86,724) (86,768) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 2 December 2018; 16:21)
Oh wow, I love that you love this song. It's also my favorite jam and the one that made me go "oh yeah, this album is complete", kinda like how I did when "Joy Ride" came on from "The Emancipation of Mimi". Lol.
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Re: Music Box v. Daydream v. Merry Christmas (86,721) (86,764) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 2 December 2018; 15:34)
For me the more Mariah created more music from her first album, the more her voice kept changing and losing it's rich, buttery dark qualities. So yeah the vocals on "Music Box" and "Merry Christmas" easily trump those on Daydream (that's not to say her voice isn't astounding on Daydream) but the diminished state is quite apparent by the Daydream LP. Her voice issues stem from the Daydream era. That back to back recording and excessive touring couldn't have been healthy on any singer especially after just wrapping up the [...] and Merry Christmas eras (where she also toured) and it caused the damage we hear on Butterfly. I must say Mariah's instrument is the most resilient of any singer I've ever heard, she's never had to cancel as a result of irreparable damage like Adele or Christina have in the past. Even on a cold she has many times taken the stage, performed and blown us away. That's a powerful instrument she's got.
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Re: Multiple copies (86,228) (86,246) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 19 November 2018; 20:57)
Don't listen to him. Lol.
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Re: Terna (86,162) (86,197) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 18 November 2018; 19:48)
Thank goodness you removed that hideous avatar. I love (all caps) "One Mo 'Gen" it was instantly a favorite with the first listen like GTFO.
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Re: Multiple copies (86,146) (86,196) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 18 November 2018; 19:46)
You with all the money you've made from this website need to buy 50 copies. And send me one while you are at it. Ps: I want the Japanese version.
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Re: Robert Anthony (86,105) (86,195) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 18 November 2018; 19:36)
I totally get you it fell flat for me as the title seemed so mysterious. I was expecting a Mariahesque slow jam or ballad instead of this repetitive annoying sound she's making on this record. Anyway "Runway" totally made up for that misstep.
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Re: Terna (86,157) (86,194) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 18 November 2018; 19:25)
Oh dear, I was hoping you didn't see it. OK I'll play "To The Floor" to appease you. Lol.
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Runway (86,132) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 17 November 2018; 19:02)
Ok I'm convinced Mariah loves and cherishes her Asian fans much more because this song is everything. Wow, It really completes this album and leaves a bright hopeful feeling as the official album closer "Portrait" leaves this dark uncertain feeling that left me bothered, but with lyrics like "let love be your runway" and those whistles and belts at the end, one word - euphoric put a big smile on my face. God I love this woman.
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Re: Caution (85,998) (86,030) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 16 November 2018; 15:55)
Seriously? Haha. And here I am thinking the opposite. With the first Listen I couldn't wait for the song to finish. That hook she sings over and over again gets on my nerves. Lol it's the only song I don't like.
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Re: Caution (85,996) (86,029) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 16 November 2018; 15:50)
Gee thanks. That name made me cackle out loud when I read your post.
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Caution (85,992) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 16 November 2018; 01:44)
Listened to the album in it's entirety soon as midnight struck. Lol. Instant faves:
8th Grade - (Remember JoJo's Edibles?) This sounds like a sibling of that song.
Caution - Solid title track.
Giving me Life is a whole journey and gave me chills
One mo' Gen like GTFO but more complicated melody, vocals and lyrics and that cackle at the end is everything. Hehe.
Notable mentions:
Potrait - The "Looking in" and album closer. Would have to grow on me I didn't really click with this one.
Stay Long Love You - The "To The Floor" of this record. I already know I will not be playing this one often. Sugaplum you better not like this song. Lol she's going to kill me.
Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 stars. Solid album.
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Rumor has it (85,968) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 15 November 2018; 20:00)
That Mariah samples "Butterfly" on "Runaway".
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Glitter justice - iTunes #1 (85,957) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 15 November 2018; 16:53)
This is amazing. And yet so strange. Like wow 17 years later. I guess this is justice indeed for "Glitter". That record contains some of her best work, I don't even know what to say it's so bizarre. Lol I was in high school when all that happened. I'm so proud of Mariah and the Lambs and the way we show love for her. Who said Mariah doesn't matter in 2018? It's Mariah's world and we're just living in it. Lambs rock.
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Re: Caution top 4 so far (85,890) (85,906) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 14 November 2018; 11:14)
1. GTFO. I was hooked with the very first listen and it's still my favorite out of all the four tracks and is in heavy (all caps) rotation.
2. The Distance. I liked it at first play but then it digresssed a little bit and then kinda picked back up again. Lol.
3. With You. Took a lot of plays to get into but I love it enough to not skip when it comes on and the video enhanced the song actually.
4. My Least favorite. Doesn't mean I don't like it which I do, but I like the other three much more.
Caution is easily gonna be a solid Mariah Carey album and a favorite of mine.
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