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Mariah Carey Album - Emancipation of Mimi

Mariah Carey Album - Emancipation of Mimi (Front side)
Album Information :
Title: Emancipation of Mimi
Approx. Price:$19.99 (USD)
Release Date:
Type:Audio CD
Customers Rating :
Average (4.4) :(143 votes)
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Track Listing :
1 It's Like That
4 Mine Again
5 Say Somethin' featuring Snoop Dogg
7 Get Your Number featuring Jermaine Dupri
8 One And Only featuring Twista
10 Your Girl
12 To The Floor featuring Nelly
13 Joy Ride
Review - :
Early buzz on The Emancipation of Mimi had it that this would be the disc to mark "the return of the voice"—the voice being that glass-shattering instrument that propelled Carey to best-selling female artist of all time status—and mostly it is. But because of the small army of talent involved in its assembly, it's also way more than that. For straight-ahead, look-out-Beyonce-Mimi's-still-got-it reinforcement, try "Mine Again," a ‘70s-soul cuddle-up, "Circles," a soaring, don't-attempt-this-on-American-Idol love song, the gospel dazzler "Fly Like a Bird," and "Stay the Night." But for songs that steer this disc directly into 2005, no looking back, scan the jewel case for the tracks followed by the word "featuring": "To the Floor," with Nelly, bumps along to maximum booty-shaking effect, while Twista spins his natural-disaster-force vocal into "One and Only." Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, and Jermaine Dupri also pitch in; between them and the highwire vocals, Emancipation works the kind of pure-pop magic that sets us all free. --Tammy La Gorce—this text refers to the standard edition.

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64 of 70 people found the following review helpful:
- Greatest Comeback Story of Our Time

A solid collection of soulful ballads, heady r&b and addictive pop, Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" is by far the most viable release of her career. Her first to hit the summit of the Billboard albums chart since 1997's powerful "Butterfly," each of its fourteen tracks is an undisputed home run, marking new territory for the songbird while keeping true to what she has made her name with.

With the autobiographical "It's Like That" finally losing airplay power, the confessional "We Belong Together" has already usurped its place. However, the potential hits are limitless. Fine examples are "Stay the Night," which will have fans swooning at her pristine vocals, and the Neptunes-produced "Say Somethin'," which floats serenely, save for smart machine gun-style drumming that buoys the melody.

The singer/songwriter also articulates extreme insecurity with the likes of "I Wish You Knew" and "Circles," the latter of which would frighten American Idol contenders:

"Saturday I saw you/Holding hands with someone new/Somehow I kept my composure/Just like everything was cool/But inside I kept repeating/Don't you let them see you cry/So I casually turned my head/As the tears rolled down my eyes."

The bittersweet "Mine Again" finds Carey yearning to rekindle an old flame:

"I just can't accept the possibility/We weren't made for each other's arms/I know you're my destiny."

The ultimate highlight of the album, however, comes with the closing "Fly Like a Bird," an outstanding testament to the artist's faith in God which can be heard on gospel radio:

"Fly like a bird/Take to the sky/I need you now Lord/Carry me high/Don't let the world break me tonight/I need the strength of You by my side/Sometimes this life can be so cold/I pray You'll come and carry me home."

Further highlights include "To the Floor," a sizzling collaboration with Nelly, a humorous jibe at an ex with "Shake It Off," and the fun-loving "Your Girl," where the songstress confirms herself the only who could sing about putting "those naughty thoughts into your mind" and come off sounding absolutely adorable.

With "The Emancipation of Mimi," Carey has the hottest album of her storied career on her hands. For the greatest comeback story of our time, look no further.

The limited edition version includes better artwork, a digipak case and a fold-out poster with lyrics on the opposite side.

(Arima, Trinidad)
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
- Love this cover and I love the contents even more!

Mariah Carey/MC/Mimi shines on this outstanding album which deserves a Grammy. I have been listening non-stop to The Emancipation of Mimi since I received it and I am not tired of it! Her voice is amazing, the lyrics are catchy and the rhythms enticing. I must say I'm not a fan of many rap collabos but I am enjoying all the collabos on this album. Even the bleeps where the green verbs are on "One and only" have not thrown me off because the song is so emotionally expressive that I just enjoy it completely! MC is at her expressive best on this album, which is also a little bit tongue-in-cheek and funny! And her vocals are just...Wow! I love this album so much it will be another one of MC's album that I buy in duplicate, the first one since Daydream. All but one of the songs are about love, falling in love, being cheated on, being afraid to confess love etc but who cares whether you can relate?! I wish these songs spoke about my life but I'm glad at least some of them don't! I still love to sing them out loud though! Fly Like a Bird is the beautiful exception to all the love songs but you will start loving gospel if you didn't before with MC leading the way to higher heights! Get this album today, it is a keeper!

(Jacksonville, FL USA)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
- Limited Gets 5 1/2 Stars

I give this a half star more then The Emancipation Of Mimi because it has a beautiful poster of Mimi herself in it!

Like I said on The Emancipation Of Mimi review, every track is great! This is the kind of album you can put on and just listen to from start to finish. I even found myself stopping myself from skipping tracks because I love the song that is playing just has much. It will bring you in and take you to another place and time. You'll get lost in the beautiful music.

So go get The Emancipation Of Mimi!

Customer review
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:

I REALLY love this CD!!! Since I bought the limited edition, I have the poster hanging up in my room. Anyway, this CD is a mix of everything. My favorite songs on the CD are "It's Like That", "We Belong Together", "Shake It Off", and "Get Your Number". I REALLY recommed this CD. Before I heard that this album was coming out, I didn't even know who Mariah Carey was, basically. Now I'm her #1 fan! This album is so pip! (Pip is a Mariah fan thing LOL!)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
- Almighty Mariah Returns

This is a review from USA today, which I totally agrre with:

With her imitators all over radio and American Idol, it's sometimes hard to recall what pop-soul music sounded like before Carey came along. The diva herself remembers, though, as evidenced by the wistful, old-school vibe on Mine Again, Circles and other endearing new tunes. Breezy, playful tracks such as Say Somethin' (featuring Snoop Dogg) and Get Your Number (with Jermaine Dupri) prove the singer hasn't forsaken her passion for hip-hop. But it's the ballads and midtempo numbers that truly reflect the renewed confidence of a songbird who has taken her shots and kept on flying.

The limited edition also contains an awesome fold-out poster. Worth buying.

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