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Name: Edward
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Re: Voice therapists (97,861) (97,863) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 20 April 2021; 16:09)
It would be worth it. If the lambs were still with her, as you stated, how come such a great album like "The Rarities" sold just 30k copies? The lambs have been jumping ship for a long time now. She hasn't managed to keep her core fanbase like other artists like Barbra. Just to think how the whispering from Charmbracelet felt like a let down vocally back them, and now such whisper would be very welcoming. She definitely needs a vocal coach, great lyrics and new producers.
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Re: I just want (97,854) (97,855) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 18 April 2021; 14:24)
When people go to see Mariah, they don't expect a concert of boring whispering, the remain fans she has want to connect to what they've known her for. As much as we want her to adapt her hits to her current voice, were she try to do that in concert, people wouldn't go. Fans love the euphoria of the high notes and the belts, even if they're lipped. I don't think she should go all out on every track, but a whole album of whispering, especially when the whispering is not as smooth and beautiful as her Charmbracelet days, would be boring, at least to me. Just a few belts here and there, would be great, at least one last time. An album like E=MC2 would be great, fun songs, and some great belts.
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I just want (97,850) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 17 April 2021; 18:41)
On her next album I just want Mariah to sing again. I'm kind of tired of the whispering. I know she might not be able to replicate some of the songs live, but who gives a. She is known for her powerful voice. As much as like Caution, there wasn't a moment in which Mariah raised her voice to resemble a belt. We all know she's a studio artist, she's said it. I guess we've all complained about overproduction before, but I don't care as long as she gives us at least some powerful songs. I have made my peace with the way her voice is now, so I don't cringe or expect anything expectacular when she's going to perform, but I know she can do magic in the studio, even if she has to patch each song together word by word.
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Re: Mariah "Care One Child" (97,682) (97,690) by Edward from USA
(Friday 26 March 2021; 14:16)
"One Child" was also an instant favorite for me. Her writing on it was reminiscence of her old school stuff. It was evident she was working with a real musician.
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Re: Mariah "Care One Child" (97,674) (97,679) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 23 March 2021; 20:18)
"Care One Child", was that a bonus track I didn't know anything about?
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Re: Bey gets her 28th Grammy (97,591) (97,594) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 16 March 2021; 17:02)
Stacey, most of the videos of her performance you see on YouTube have been corrected, but that's not the way it went down. Right at the end, when she's about to sing the word "brave", she lips out of sync. I can't believe you can't remember that.
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Re: Bey gets her 28th Grammy (97,584) (97,587) by Edward from USA
(Monday 15 March 2021; 20:23)
She wasn't on the list because she sung the National Anthem which is not the same as the half-time main performance. As much as I love her rendition of the National Anthem, her inability to lipsync for her life left her exposed. Everybody thought it was live until... Well, Christina did worse, she screamed like a dying goat and forgot the lyrics, lol.
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Re: Talking of the 90's (97,573) (97,578) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 14 March 2021; 16:08)
Eric used to change things around every once in a while, but I guess he must be busy or something. It is true Eric, we need a new look.
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Re: Cover (97,506) (97,507) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 27 February 2021; 22:29)
I think Mariah should go back to basics by writing her own lyrics, and collaborating with a real musician, like a pianist or something. She should keep it simple production wise too. Even though Caution is not my favorite album of hers, it is definitely an album I've enjoyed a lot. I still think she's a musical genius. Interpolating the recoding from "Trading Places" into "Giving Me Life" was very creative and different. It's good she realized the album was kind of short, hopefully we'll get a 14 track album next time, a fun album.
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Re: Cover (97,497) (97,504) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 27 February 2021; 16:16)
"I Wanna Know What Love Is" was a decent cover, but after how she destroyed "One More Try" and considering the state of her current voice, I would rather she doesn't mess with the classics. Only if she's going to stich it all together perfectly in the studio.
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Re: My ranking of Mariah's albums (97,456) (97,460) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 23 February 2021; 18:02)
I agree. I remember when she started hating "Hero" and all of a sudden the herd started going with her narrative, saying "Hero" was this and that. Then she convenientely started loving "Hero" again, and the herd did the same. "Almost Home" was a glimmer of hope at her recovering her voice since she sounded so good in it. The song is structured in a way that anybody could've been fooled she wrote it, and then she said she didn't like it either. Guess what happened? the herd once again followed through. I actually enjoyed Caution a lot, but to rank it in her top 7 albums is beyond believe to me. But then again, that's me. At this point, I do really want to hear Mariah belt again, even if it's only in the studio on tracks she won't ever sing live. She's been doing that for a long time anyway.
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Re: My ranking of Mariah's albums (97,421) (97,434) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 21 February 2021; 21:50)
Re: My ranking:

01. Butterfly
02. Daydream
03. Mariah Carey
04. Music Box
05. Emotions
06. Merry Chistmas
07. The Rarities
08. The Emancipation of Mimi
09. Charmbracelet
10. E=MC2
11. Glitter
12. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
13. Rainbow
15. Merry Christmas II You
16. Caution
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Re: WBT Valentine's mix (97,398) (97,405) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 18 February 2021; 16:25)
Andrew, only those lacking Qtips in their homes could debate that. I have made my peace with it. I actually thought the pandemic had restored her voice to some above decent state, but it's evident the damage is beyond vocal coaches and humidifiers. At this point, it is what it is.
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Re: Ryan and Kelly show, thank you, next (97,029) (97,035) by Edward from USA
(Friday 25 December 2020; 02:05)
I couldn't agree with you more. Making an album for Mariah will cost her more than the profit she'll make from it. She'll do it because of her love of music and probably to go on tour, but she won't be making real money. I think we'll be seeing more 10-track albums, but not as frequent.

As for this fan-paranoia thinking everybody is trying to block Mariah from breaking or tying The Beatles, of course The Beatles' fans wouldn't want her to, but then again we didn't want anybody to break her OSD record either. Mariah is not popular like that anymore, basically nobody is buying her music so she has less of a chance to accomplish that unless she comes with some great music and a hot collabo to back her up. It is as simple as that. If there were a force behind trying to stop her, AIWFCITY wouldn't have made it to #1 for three weeks after 24 years and then keep going strong again this year. Great music is great music, but since radio plays what's hot and young at the moment, Mariah not only needs great music but also a helping hand.

I do strongly believe Mariah will have a proper duet with Ariana, and they'll go to #1. The music industry as it was doesn't exist anymore and they don't have the same control they used to, not even radio. So, everything is in the hand of the general public streaming what's popular and who's hot at the moment. She's so close though, I can even salivate it.
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Re: Win a video call with Mariah Carey through Geojam (96,988) (96,989) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 19 December 2020; 16:54)
Drew, very interesting choice of songs. I would ask her to sing to me "TTEOT", "Petals" and Definitely "Butterfly". When I first heard "Butterfly" it was surreal to me, she really poured her heart into it, not only lyrically, but melodically and musically. If that were to happen, I would die happy.
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Re: Daley - My All (96,979) (96,987) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 19 December 2020; 15:23)
I think it was you who introduced Daley to me many years ago here, and I've loved his music ever since. He's beyond talented. I love "Time Travel". His cover of "My All" is just great. Hopefully he finally gets the respect he so musically deserves.
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Re: AIWFCIY finally hits #1 in the UK (96,966) (96,970) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 17 December 2020; 14:49)
Robert, good to know you're negative and doing good! What a year this has been. Hopefully we have a better 2021.
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Re: AIWFCIY finally hits #1 in the UK (96,959) (96,964) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 16 December 2020; 23:06)
Thank you Andrew for your good wishes. Happy holidays to you too.
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Re: AIWFCIY finally hits #1 in the UK (96,951) (96,963) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 16 December 2020; 23:04)
Deedre, I'm back home and feeling better.
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Re: AIWFCIY finally hits #1 in the UK (96,944) (96,946) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 15 December 2020; 01:44)
Stacey, I'm actually hospitalized but almost on my way home in a day or two. It was tough but the worst is over. Thanks for your nice words. And I really couldn't laugh. Lol.
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Re: AIWFCIY finally hits #1 in the UK (96,917) (96,929) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 13 December 2020; 15:32)
I got Covid, don't make me laugh, I can't.
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Re: I'm back (96,847) (96,855) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 6 December 2020; 18:39)
If that's how you think you will destroy Andrew, it's very evident you must be on crack or something.
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Re: Oh Santa! collab (96,822) (96,825) by Edward from USA
(Friday 4 December 2020; 23:05)
Considering there wasn't much to do with "Oh Santa" in terms of adding two other artists to the mix, I'm pleasantly surprised. I actually enjoy it. Hopefully Mariah can return the favor to Ariana and engage in a proper duet with her.
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Re: JD produced the new Oh Santa (96,769) (96,771) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 2 December 2020; 17:24)
You might be surprised, Mariah has been stigmatized, she's been black and white. I suspect she'll choose to be blackish on this one. I'm worried about JD talking over it.
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Oh Santa? (96,721) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 24 November 2020; 22:19)
Today I've listened to "Oh Santa" a few times, just to have an idea what three people singing it would be like. It is definitely a very busy song, like too much happening at the same time. Unlike AIWFCIY, it's kind of a song difficult to sing along with. It's going to be interesting to see who will be singing what on the song. Unless they actually rework the song, I'm a little bit nervous about the final product. Hopefully this is not a last minute cut and paste effort and that they had enough time to create some magic in the studio.
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