Mariah Carey – Music Box (1993, Europe Bonus Track Version Vinyl LP)

Mariah Carey – Music Box Vinyl LP

Sleeve Condition: Excellent | Media Condition: Very Good Plus

$64.99

Mariah Carey has been stung by critical charges that she’s all vocal bombast and no subtlety, soul, or shading. Her solution was to make an album in which her celebrated octave-leaping voice would be downplayed and she could demonstrate her ability to sing softly and coolly. Well, she was partly successful; she trimmed the volume on Music Box. Unfortunately, she also cut the energy level; Careysounds detached on several selections. She scored a couple of huge hits, “Hero” and “Dreamlover,” where she did inject some personality and intensity into the leads. Most other times, Carey blended into the background and let the tracks guide her, instead of pushing and exploding through them. It was wise for Carey to display other elements of her approach, but sometimes excessive spirit is preferable to an absence of passion.

SIDE A

  1. Dreamlover
  2. Hero
  3. Anytime You Need a Friend
  4. Music Box
  5. Now That I Know

SIDE B

  1. Never Forget You
  2. Without You
  3. Just To Hold You Once Again
  4. I’ve Been Thinking About You
  5. All I’ve Ever Wanted
  6. Everything Fade Away (Bonus Track)
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