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Re: Through The Rain/AYNAF (99,467) (99,474) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 18 January 2022; 22:18)
Looking at the songs on Billbord that AYNAF was competing with on its chart run, I can understand why it only made it that far. It's not that the song was lacking in anything, it's just that the competition was tough back. The 90's was simply a great decade for music.
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Re: How Greatest Hits should've played out (99,455) (99,460) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 18 January 2022; 00:54)
Since most people don't collect anymore, greatest hits albums are pointless, unless a few new non-rushed quality tracks are added. In the digital era, anybody can create their own Greatest Hits. For me it was sacrilege staining the #1's album with crap like Crapfinity. Different from when #1's was originally released, with quality tracks like "When You Believe", "I Still Believe", "Whenever You Call" and "Do You Know Where You're Going to". Even her remixes were worthy of being on the album, like "I Still Believe Pure Imagination". I've been thinking for a while that Mariah's heart is not in music anymore, all that is evidenced by her non-album collabos between between projects. Even for an album like The Rarities, she couldn't come up with a decent new track. The Rarities 2 would be amazing, even though she said there were no leftovers from the Butterfly sessions, but I'm pretty sure there are many other great tracks like "One Night". A Jazz album would be cool, but a Gospel album, well, she doesn't have the voice for that anymore. You can't whisper a whole Gospel album. I'm excited for the new music though, I just hope she at least blow on some songs.
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Re: Original title for Somewhat Loved? (99,457) (99,459) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 18 January 2022; 00:39)
Music Box was a 10-track album. The international version had "Everything Fades Away", but the official version only had 10 tracks. If the tracks are great, 10 tracks is great. I prefer Caution over MIAM any day. MIAM was full of fillers and missed opportunities at having some great tracks.
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Re: Lil Love (99,438) (99,439) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 15 January 2022; 18:36)
I've always loved "Lil Love". See, that's what you call a great collabo even when there were four acts on it. I played it so much I thought the mp3 was going to get corrupted, lol. I still listen to it every now and then. I also love "One and Only Part II", but I prefer the version on Twista's album.
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Re: Acting roles (99,434) (99,436) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 15 January 2022; 13:32)
Robert-Anthony is just being sarcastic. We all know Mariah can't act for shit. Well, bringing her own lighting and keeping her shots in soft focus is not acting.
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Re: Acting roles (99,426) (99,432) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 15 January 2022; 01:06)
You're so funny, Robert-Anthony. I can't stop laughing. Great joke.
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Re: Article: Mariah Carey announces her first children's book (99,415) (99,417) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 13 January 2022; 17:59)
It is. I can't wait so we all could read it here on the messageboard. Maybe little Mariah comes with outfit changes. If it came with cardboard wigs and weaves, I would die. She should cancel the new album, this news is to die for. A Christmas book on January, Genius! If by any chance Roc and Roe and Mary Ann Tatum's son happen to appear on the book, now that would be so refreshing and new. Wait a minute, if little Mariah is on high heels on the book, the LGBTQ+ community would definitely add MC at the end of their acronym. The way things are looking, soon the whole alphabet will be on it anyway.
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Re: Never Forget You (99,373) (99,375) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 5 January 2022; 03:35)
I haven't ever seen Walter as a savior or anything, but one thing we can say it's the fact they had great chemistry and it translated into whatever they collaborated in. Mariah and Walter created music that by themselves they haven't been able to replicate. It's like the perfect cast for a TV show. The only times Mariah has kind of recreated some of that feel is when she's written the bulk of the songs herself. While Mariah has had success after Walter, Walter has also had success after Mariah too. Artist usually are at the forefront, and producers and writers are actually on the background, and nobody ever mentions them.
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Re: Never Forget You (99,368) (99,369) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 4 January 2022; 17:25)
Nikki keeps putting on new wigs, and you keep snatching them off, including her weaves. We all know by now Nikki tend to farts "facts" out of her behind.
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Re: Where Are You Christmas? (99,253) (99,256) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 December 2021; 18:01)
She hinted she would do something with it, as in recording it. In one of those twitter conversations, she was asked about it. She also said there were no leftovers from "Butterfly" sessuibs that's why there wasn't anything from that era on "The Rarities". Probably she was being forgetful about "Where Are You Christmas" and she actually recorded it. According to Wikipedia, she recorded the song but couldn't release it due to a legal case with Tommy.
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Re: I have a feeling (99,251) (99,255) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 December 2021; 17:49)
To be honest, the only thing I know of Lil Nas X is that he dethroned Mariah and that he posted a pic of his pregnantcy, lol. Other than that, I don't know anything about him. I also know that that song that took Mariah's record sucks big time.
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I have a feeling (99,248) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 December 2021; 16:11)
If Billboard doesn't change the rules, I have a feeling that, within a few years, AIWFCIY will eventually dethrone Lil Nas. What do you guys think?
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Re: Where Are You Christmas? (99,243) (99,247) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 December 2021; 15:34)
Sadly, there's no demo, according to Mariah. Listening to Faith Hill, it's evident that Mariah wrote it and maybe even produced it. Mariah best non album/soundtrack collabo to me is "Everytime I Close My Eyes", and she just did background. Had it been a duet, it would've been amazing. I love that song and her input in it.
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Her voice back (99,188) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 16 December 2021; 13:27)
Mariah said in an interview that she won't tour again because she got her voice back. What do you guys think about that? Do you actually think her voice has shown any type of improvement?
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Re: Uncertainty (99,133) (99,136) by Edward from USA
(Monday 13 December 2021; 15:42)
I think Mariah should leave her classics alone, unless she's going to make accoustic versions of them. If a song won't be improved upon or made into an acoustic version, I don't see the point in ramaking them. When she took on "Hero" again about 7 years after its release, the outcome was madiocre at best and that was 20 years ago. Maybe I'm being pessimistic, but too much hype for nothing lately.
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Re: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (99,067) (99,072) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 8 December 2021; 16:30)
The song has gone to #1 because the general public likes it, and it's a good thing. The lambs left don't have any control over its position on the charts anymore, if they had, an awesome album like "The Rarities" would've sold millions. Two years in a row going to #1 is a great accomplishment, the song has legs of its own, it doesn't depend on Mariah of the lambs where it will go.
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Re: I stopped by to talk about... Drake? (99,064) (99,071) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 8 December 2021; 16:22)
Hi Randy, I sure miss you. I do miss Andrew too, I hope he's doing well. Many of the regulars very rarely post anymore.

I do agree with you. The Grammy's have been for years now a popularity contest. Most of the members are not what one would consider music experts, they're mere mortals like the rest of us hence their vote towards what's popular. I'm not saying that Alanis Morissette and Seal didn't deserve to win since those were great records, but it seemed to be there were forces working against Mariah to win anything that night.

Don't be a stranger, it gets boring here on a regular basis.
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Re: Who's loving you / debut era (99,049) (99,052) by Edward from USA
(Monday 6 December 2021; 16:00)
The airiness her whistle had hear was amazingly beautiful. Her whistle now doesn't sound like that at all.
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Re: Me thinking again (99,046) (99,051) by Edward from USA
(Monday 6 December 2021; 15:56)
My dear Robert-Anthony, it doesn't have anything to do with Walter. Mariah's natural voice, accompanied by a very skilled pen game, was what set her apart from the rest. The whistle notes were used to adorn some songs here and there. Different from many other artists that could whistle, Mariah didn't need the whistle to create a beautiful song because her natural voice alone was simply phenomenal. As her voice started to deteriorate, the whistle trick started being used more and more. Her constant strained whispering is not pleasant to the ear anymore, at least not to mine, and her whistle alone just don't cut it. Mariah put quality albums out every year during the 90's, with left over songs that could've been in any album not as fillers, yet she has nearly two years of no touring, resting her voice, and we cannot get one decent song from her. I think it's time for her to collaborate with real musicians. Let's say "One Child", to me is a song beautifully written and sung, but whom did she collaborate with, with Broadway composer Marc Shaiman.This man wasn't probably in the booth with Mariah and her posse clowning around smoking weed. "Almost Home" is a song anybody could swear she wrote when she had very little input on it, but it was very well received and her vocals were comparable to any of her 90's stuff. I know she cannot get her voice back and nobody is expecting that, but dear, those lyrics and productions must improve dramatically.
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Re: Adele (98,989) (98,994) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 23 November 2021; 22:48)
I'm also enjoying Ed Sheeran's "=", it was an album I waited for patiently, but this "Red" album I didn't know anything about. I've never been a fan of Taylor's, but according to some extensive reviews on Amazon, the album is her best so far. I'll give it a listen. The music scene is kind of dire these days.
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Re: Adele (98,972) (98,975) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 21 November 2021; 17:54)
To be honest, I got the album, listened to it, and I think the critics are right. The album is way different from 25. In my humble opinion, Aside from "Easy On Me", there's not another single material song in it. She could've been all about the divorce and stuff and still make some catchy tunes. The writing is on point, but the album as a whole sounds somewhat disjointed to me. She has her very own "Super Creepy" song on it.

As a concept album, I think it's great, but it's not an album you want to have on repeat. It's actually quite depressing. You start playing the first track, by the time you get to "Easy On Me", you get excited and keep on listening hoping for another similar track, but then you get to the end and start scratching your head with a "what the f**k" expression on your face. I don't think Adele will wait 5 years to release another album. As I said, the only single material on the album is "Easy On Me".
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Re: MC's Range Media has ties to TM (98,962) (98,965) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 18 November 2021; 05:36)
Your post was spot on. That concert was epic. I've agreed with you before, but I haven't commented on it.
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Re: Where Are You Christmas (98,957) (98,958) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 17 November 2021; 15:32)
According to Mariah, she didn't get to record "Where Are You Christmas", it was written for Faith Hill. Her current vocals couldn't top Faith Hill's version, so she should leave it at that. I just hope Mariah stop hyping up shit to then deliver forgettable stuff. She made it seem as if she had this amazing song that needed two male vocalists, but listening to the song I was left scratching my head, like what are these two male vocalists doing on the song exactly that she wanted them so badly. Mariah needs to actually put a song out in which she actually sings, enough with the whispering, the whistle trick is just not cutting it anymore, it's supposed to be there to adorn the song. Part of the success of the Emancipation of Mimi was the fact she was basically forced to sing and use the whisper to a minimum hence the "The Return of the Voice" campaign.
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Re: MC's Range Media has ties to TM (98,954) (98,955) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 17 November 2021; 14:21)
I saw the concert and interview yesterday, and it was refreshing. The magic that some projected lights can do is beyond amazing. She didn't dance or have any outfit changes, but one thing she did was sing her heart out. No gimmicks, not distractions, no arrogance, pure class. About the interview, Adele is just real. She doesn't give two fs about sounding this way or coming across that way, and there's nothing more relatable than that. It reminded me of Mariah up until the Daydream era. Adele is a huge star, yet it doesn't seem to have gone to her head. It's also refreshing to have concept albums, this generation doesn't seem to care about those anymore.
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Re: MC’s Range Media has ties to TM (98,943) (98,945) by Edward from USA
(Monday 15 November 2021; 00:58)
You will pay for such a post. If you consider yourself to be a true lamb, you have to act like one, a little Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs.
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