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Name: Edward
Country: USA
I miss albums (102,477) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 5 April 2023; 23:06)
I totally agree with you. Having an album, a theme, the lyrics on a carefully crafted CD insert was simply a pleasant journey. I remember rushing home with the Butterfly CD still unopened in in my hands. The anticipation felt like having butterflies in my stomach, such a surreal moment, at least for me. Since I hadn't listened to anything other than the "Honey Maxi Single", I almost died when "Butterfly" kicked. I miss those days.
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This is a reply to message 102,472 by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 5 April 2023; 16:24)
Edward (102,476) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 5 April 2023; 22:43)
Jamie and Bill, thank you. Bill and Jamie, thank you.
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Edward (102,470) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 5 April 2023; 13:33)
How dare you. I'm 28. Thank you.
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This is a reply to message 102,469 by TJ from Norway
(Wednesday 5 April 2023; 10:38)
Observation (102,465) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 5 April 2023; 00:56)
I think Mariah should drop a single unannounced with a hot popular act. Putting music out at a reasonably time is what keeps the fanbase going. Maybe not every two year, but at least every three year. I guess we all need a new project ASAP.
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This is a reply to message 102,464 by TJ from Norway
(Tuesday 4 April 2023; 20:43)
Observation (102,457) by Edward from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 22:47)
It's not absurd, go running and tell your ex that. While you can find a few athletes here and there who have cheated, many of them have been found out sooner or later, they've been ridiculed and many of them have been stripped of their "accolades", but that's not the majority, that's why there's a system in place for that. When a singer cheats here and there by lipping, most people don't care as long as you still can sound decent or justify the money you're getting by putting on a good show. Fans shouldn't be taken advantage of just because they're loving fans, they should be respected just the same way the celebrities in question are respected by then.

According to your fine logic, just because Mariah has gotten lazy and doesn't give an f nowadays, we should just sit and take it lying down just because she once gave us some great music. No, no and no. She's known for not even doing like doing her own sound check, wtf.

Any person who have gotten to a point where they know they can't do their job decently, should retire with dignity, period. But I think it's not that Mariah can't do her job decently, I think that she doesn't want to put in the work to get that outcome. Her pretty caked up face won't just cut it. At least not for me.
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This is a reply to message 102,455 by Joachim Agerup Løkkevik from Norway
(Monday 3 April 2023; 19:05)
Observation (102,456) by Edward from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 19:40)
We have a few of those members that rarely post anything except when they feel like their self-righteous asses need to tell other fans that they are not fans based on their mental state that day. It's effing ridiculous. I've been a member of this board for 23 years, and have seen many of those super lambs come and go. Telling Robert-Anthony he's just a follower lets you know how many neurons are still part their brains.
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This is a reply to message 102,454 by Libra Lamb from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 15:12)
Observation (102,453) by Edward from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 14:38)
Because athletes actually jump, dunk, fall, run, perform triple axels etc during their entire career and don't have the luxury of lipping any of their performances. They retire in their late thirties because it's well documented that their bodies are worn out by that age and could actually get hurt if they keep doing it. Michelle Kwan, one of the most loved and awarded figure ice skaters, retired at 26, most in that sport are done by 30. Singers are different. While they're not expected to sing perfectly, they can sing decently into their late seventies. The difference is that athletes can't sit their asses down and expect to win a game, they all have to practice and put in the work before every game during their entire careers. Some singers take good really care of their instruments and some just don't seem to care. You can't lip a triple Axel or a slam dunk even on a promotional presentation.
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This is a reply to message 102,449 by Steven Berning from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 06:01)
Observation (102,452) by Edward from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 14:04)
Oh please, you're just an a**hole.
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This is a reply to message 102,447 by Steven Berning from USA
(Monday 3 April 2023; 03:32)
Vision Of Love unused 1989 vocals (102,417) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 29 March 2023; 02:38)
Wow, I was just about to post about that. We need it like yesterday.
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This is a reply to message 102,416 by TJ from Norway
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 20:23)
Vision Of Love unused 1989 vocals (102,415) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 17:20)
The Rarities 2 should have new previously unreleased material. These peformances are good and all, but that's about it. Mariah released a few gems on The Rarities she had kept hidden from us, we need more of recordings from the Daydream and the Music Box eras.
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This is a reply to message 102,414 by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 10:39)
GTFO remixes (102,393) by Edward from USA
(Friday 24 March 2023; 21:20)
Did you mean an unofficial?
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This is a reply to message 102,390 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Friday 24 March 2023; 17:02)
Is Mariah in a Jacksons video? (102,392) by Edward from USA
(Friday 24 March 2023; 20:23)
That's Mariah on the video dancing her ass off. You're just haters. Mariah Carey has surpassed 22 billion streams across Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube.
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This is a reply to message 102,387 by The webmaster from the Netherlands
(Friday 24 March 2023; 14:14)
Divas week has officially begun (102,384) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 23 March 2023; 16:49)
I'm an Aries, April 5th. Not a diva though, lol.
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This is a reply to message 102,377 by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 23 March 2023; 12:20)
Biggest non #1 hit after 33 years (102,383) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 23 March 2023; 16:48)
These songs were #2, but they are better than many of her number ones.
1. Endless Love
2. Can't Let Go
3. Without You
4. Shake It Off

It's good we can create our own version of #1's. Some of the best tracks would be excluded from Greatest Hits CDs forcing people to buy the whole album from which the track came from. Then there was the beautify of buying the tracks individually, so that trick didn't make sense anymore. I haven't ever played Infinity as part of her #1's.
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This is a reply to message 102,376 by Horacio from United States
(Thursday 23 March 2023; 00:25)
Why must she choose Infinity as the bonus single? (102,382) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 23 March 2023; 16:36)
I agree, sadly we got Infinity.
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This is a reply to message 102,378 by Rashidi Rahim Rick from Malaysia
(Thursday 23 March 2023; 12:24)
Divas week has officially begun (102,373) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 22 March 2023; 15:07)
Wow, I didn't know Celine and the others were Aries too.
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This is a reply to message 102,371 by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 22 March 2023; 11:49)
#Beautiful (102,372) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 22 March 2023; 14:53)
I love me some #Beautiful, don't get me wrong. I played that song like there was no tomorrow, but there was always the feeling that something was missing. Many speculated back then it was just a shortened version for the radio. One must admit though that it was her last time she was close to having a hit.
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This is a reply to message 102,370 by JC from USA
(Wednesday 22 March 2023; 06:29)
#Beautiful (102,369) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 22 March 2023; 01:06)
#Beautiful is a nice song, but it lacks a bridge or something. Some artists sacrifice the integrity of their songs by making them too short in order to have a better chance at a hit. Mariah has just a six-line verse in #Beautiful while Miguel has an 8-line one and then the chorus. Marian [sic] sounded like a guest on her own song.

"All Cried Out" should've been recorded by Marian [sic]. Now that's a great song.
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This is a reply to message 102,368 by Jamie from UK
(Tuesday 21 March 2023; 21:36)
Lambs request (102,353) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 16 March 2023; 13:24)
Aren't we all? I hope there are some killer songs vocally, even if she won't perform them live. Barbra was 55 when she recorded "Tell Him" with Celine. She gave a 29-yo Celine a run for her money. How I wish Mariah's voice were in a similar state, it is so sad. It is what it is though.
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This is a reply to message 102,352 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 16 March 2023; 10:51)
Lambs request (102,347) by Edward from USA
(Monday 13 March 2023; 21:30)
As thirsty as we all are for her music, I'm loving the anticipation. I would actually prefer "The Rarities 2" first.
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This is a reply to message 102,346 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Monday 13 March 2023; 17:50)
Remixes (102,327) by Edward from USA
(Friday 10 March 2023; 01:06)
I've done the same numerous time. Love me some My All Stay Awhile.
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This is a reply to message 102,325 by Randy from USA
(Thursday 9 March 2023; 22:51)
Remixes (102,322) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 9 March 2023; 13:36)
Mariah is definitely the queen of great remixes, as in her maxi singles were like mini albums. My speakers suffered a stroke since I blasted the Honey and Heartbreaker maxi singles so much, it had to be put on life support. Many of her remixes were far superior than the original. She was definitely a tour de force.
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This is a reply to message 102,321 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 9 March 2023; 12:14)
Remixes (102,320) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 9 March 2023; 04:24)
BB still counts remixes, but if they are structurally different from the original song then they're considered as two different songs. If Jennifer's I'm Real (Murder Remix) and Mariah's Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Remix) were released today, they wouldn't be considered as remixes for BB purposes, so their airplay, streams and sales wouldn't be combined with the airplay, streams and sales of the original songs. In other words, if you can't recognize the original song in the remix, then they two different songs. #Beautiful and #Beautiful (Jeezy Remix) had combined airplay, streams and sales. While Jesse's rap was added, the lyrics and music didn't go far from the original. Same with Big Energy, but since the original was more popular, Mariah wasn't credited.
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Die For You (102,314) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 8 March 2023; 15:15)
What BB did was to be expected and not only affected Mariah. A remix shouldn't be a completely different song. Nobody at BB is sabotaging her. Mariah scored her 19th #1 hit when they changed the rule that allow recurrent holiday songs to chart again. She's now sitting pretty with 12 weeks at the top and counting with a nearly 30-year old song.

"Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Remix)" is far superior than the album version, but it's a completely different song. Same for Jennifer's "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" which was the song that prompted the rule change. Many were boosting mediocre songs by combining their airplay/sales with that of their respective remixes. That wasn't fair for those artists who didn't have the muscle or budget behind them to do the same.

At this point I think we need to stop with the paranoia and conspiracy theories. How bigger of an artist could Mariah be? Many would dream of having a tenth of her success.
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This is a reply to message 102,313 by "MariahHater" from Hell
(Wednesday 8 March 2023; 13:18)
The real reason for no respect (102,294) by Edward from USA
(Monday 6 March 2023; 18:36)
Mariah was a natural born singer. Before she could even write anything, she was already correcting or emulating her mother, sometimes even leaving her speechless. She developed into a great lyricist, but she loved being showy like the rest of them when the opportunity presented itself. She was nervous during that performance you mentioned, but she was also very young and basically thrown into this gargantuan fame that could've swallowed anyone alive easily. Mariah was showy countless times on Arsenio Hall while singing Emotions, Vanishing, Vision of Love. She gave the best rendition of Vision of Love on Good Morning America, impeccable, surreal. About her nuances, well, that's what really put her in a league of her own, she wasn't just a singer that could blow, but a singer that could paint beautiful songs with her voice and artistry, what she sung came from her soul rather than somebody else's. I've always loved Whitney, her powerful vocals were unmatched, but Mariah's voice spoke to my soul and the souls of millions of people. When her instrument was in its prime, it was untouchable. I can't imagine Whitney, Chaka or Patti singing "Music Box", "Underneath The Stars", "Melt Away", "Fourth of July", no because they couldn't, but because their artistry wasn't at that level. When Mariah started losing her voice, she's started pushing her writing abilities to the front, it was evident she knew what was happening to her. It is sad, but in my humble opinion, the quality of her voice has always been directly proportional to the quality of her lyrics. When she was in her prime vocally, her lyrics were more poetic, balanced, beautiful, mature, but as the voice started deteriorating, her pen game also changed for the worse.
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This is a reply to message 102,291 by Randy from USA
(Monday 6 March 2023; 00:11)
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