Best Mariah Carey Album


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Hands downs, Daydream! This whole album is amazing! It still makes me sad that this never won a Grammy because it truly deserves one!

This is one of her best works. The only thing I felt is that this album lacked some more upbeat songs. THIS is her vocal prime, this album has broke so many records it ain't even funny (do some research, because I'm not listing them... just too many). Never will we ever hear a voice this perfect.

Forever is the best song ever, sometimes make me cry hearing her perfect voice and all the emotions she tried to send to us. Her vocal is really beautiful. The best album ever, flawless.

Daydream is by far one of the best albums ever

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Her best album in my opinion, it is really personal and contains great songs. The album starts with "Honey", which is really great, jumping to the amazing song "Butterfly" in no time, which really shows the uniqueness of Mariah as a singer and songwriter. The album actually shows that she is more than just a singer, "My All" and "The Roof" are some of her classics. If you have enough time, listen to it!

Honestly, it boils down between this and Daydream. But I love Butterfly a little more for several reasons. She grew up from Daydream and the previous albums. It's like she said, "Cut the crap, I'm singing for real. Forget the princess-y singing, I'm doing me." and thus Butterfly marked a new starting point in her career. Only true Mariah fans would know what I am talking about. Daydream is an awesome album too, but when you compare it to this album, Butterfly wins because it is simply more "realistic" in a sense.

This was probably her best, her voice has so much personality and lost the slight annoyance of her slightly nasal and whiny voice of daydream, this whole album expresses the styles that she truly wanted to embrace but couldn't for any album before this. Even she considers this as her "magnum opus". This album is the best

Not only Mariah's greatest album but also one of the greatest R&B albums ever made in the history of music.

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3Mariah Carey

This and Butterfly are easily her best albums. Both have beautiful ballads and danceable tracks which are not reductive hip-hop songs.
Top picks: Vision of Love, Vanishing, Love Takes Time & There's Got To Be A Way!

The Emancipation of Mimi is overrated and Charmbracelet and Emotions are underrated.

A very impressive debut. This album was just the starting point of her career, and she kept getting better as the 90's moved along. This is just a little effort in comparison to what she would later do, and later become..

Her vocals are so good here, she was a teen when she wrote/recorder the songs! LOVE his album!

I love Vision of the love

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4Music Box

Music Box is home to Mariah's most well known songs globally. The most successful selling album of her career. But in my opinion it only set her up for Daydream.

This is the best album of Mariah Carey ever. I love you Without You and Dreamlover.

I love this album the best, every track is good

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5The Emancipation of Mimi

When Mariah shuts up all her haters and doubters without a need to throw insults or shade, but with pure talent, she releases Emancipation of Mimi. This album is not only album of the decade, but will go on to becoming the album of the century.

This has to be the best Mariah Carey album of all time! It kinda reminds me of the Old Mimi! These should definitely be number 1!

I love this album. This is the best album of her. Believe me, you could listen and buy this album NOW!

Good album,I love Do not forget about as

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This album is so much better than her debut. Her debut was impressive and great... This album proved that she was holding back on her first. She just let go and let God have his vocal moments through her. Can't Let Go is the best song on this album, and she has a great gospel hit, Make it Happen. To Be Around You is the most underrated song on this album and could have easily been a #1.

My favorite Mariah's album I love Emotions,If it is over,You are so cold,Make it happen..

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7Merry Christmas

I'm only ten but grew up on Mariah Carey, so I'm blasting this at full volume in October. Anyone else?

I really don't celebrate Christmas so no comment

My favorite Christmas album of all time - Ajkloth

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This is one of the best, if not, her best album. Between 1997-2002 (with the exception of Glitter) Mariah wrote the most personal songs of her career. There is not one bad song on this album, and I continue to be uplifted by My Saving Grace and Through the Rain, which are in my opinion her best (most inspirational) and my two most favorite songs in her entire career. Sorry, We Belong Together, Touch My Body, Don't Forget about Us, and Obsessed my be the biggest songs of the latter half of her career, but to those who have not heard Charmbracelet, you're missing out BIG TIME.

This isn't the best album but Trough the rain Clown My saving grace... amazing songs

One of my favorites,I love my Saving Grace

Never heard a track from it

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This album was made in only 3 months, because she was really trying to leave her recording contract with Sony/Columbia. This album proves that she only got better throughout the 90's, but still she left some songs incomplete like "Rainbow" and decided to make an interlude out of it. I believe that if she spent more time on this album instead of rushing it, it would have been better than Butterfly. However, this is her best theme for an album. Her vocals are explosive, more upbeat songs than any other album she did in the 90's, and yet most personal one of the 90's, with lots of emotion. This is her most "pop-ish" album though.

Buah, a simple and bad album. I hate it, but, well, this album contains some good songs like ''We Belong Together''.

I Love This I don't Know Why Others Dislike This I Love It One Of Her Underrated Albums
There Is So Many Great SOngs Like
Can't Take That Away
Against All Odds
Thank God I Found You

And Other Songs

I Love This Album But In My Opinion The Cover Looks Like _______ -__-? - janus.dreyfus

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10Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse

This is Mariah Carey best album since Butterfly it is such a shame that it didn't sell more than it did, but without no promotion "What Do You Expect"

Fave tracks: Dedicated, Supernatural, Faded, You Don't Know What To Do ", Make It Look Good, Camouflage, Heavenly, Cry, & the studio 54 inspired Meteorite,

Believe it or not, this album is what made me become a huge Mariah fan. It is the best one she made since 2005. The only song I don't like is "You Don't Know What to Do" ft. Wale. Mariah just continues to prove that she can stay relevant, and true to her sound. I played this album for some of the kids of this generation, some not even knowing who she was, and agreed that she has a really good voice (understatement) and the music is REALLY good. Even grown folks like the album.

This album is such an underrated jem... Just because it had very low sales nobody gave it a chance, but personally, this album is the best album released in 2014

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11Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

Great album, but too many slow songs. The songs are all great, don't get me wrong, but a little more upbeat would have been great. Nevertheless her most soulful album of the 00's. Almost every song is guaranteed to get you hooked. There is not a bad song on this record.

The most soulful album she's made in the 00's. Too many slow songs and not enough upbeat ones, however there is no bad track on this album. Any song is guaranteed to get you hooked.

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Not my favorite from her, because many songs are a little superficial. However, I think this is a very fun album, because she finally got to a place where she did not have to prove herself vocally for everyone to know that she is one of the greatest artists ever. Tracks 7-11 should have all been scrapped, and she should have used some of the left overs from the last album and this album to replace them. "Once in A Life Time", "Sprung", "4real4real", "Secret Love", would have made this album a force to be reckoned with. The album is worth listening to, but the best song is "For the Record", Her longest whistle note to date.

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13MTV Unplugged

I wouldn't consider this an album, but more of a cd with live performances (if there is a difference). There is no new material except for the Jackson 5 smash hit cover. She proves that she can sing live just as well as she can in the studios, and that her voice is not a trick of the studios but the real McCoy.

What is better than a Mariah 90s album? An album of songs Mariah performed live!

An MTV Unplugged album? NO! This isn't be on the TOP 10!

Very smart of mariah's label to make this one


Mariah never sang so powerfully and fully like she did here. Vocally this beats out all of her previous eras.

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15Merry Christmas II YouV1 Comment
16#1 to Infinity

Wow, this is her best album. Well, this is her GREATEST HITS because its' her #1!

Her best greatest hits album, sol well over 10 million copies

18 awesome hits plus a super-catchy 19th song

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17The Essential Mariah Carey

Very nice album! We belong together is a very good song.

18The RemixesV1 Comment
19The Art of Letting Go

This is a song not an album. THIS IS FALSE!

20The Ballads
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