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|5. Side Effects featuring Young Jeezy|
|6. I'm That Chick|
|7. Love Story|
|8. I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time|
|9. Last Kiss|
|10. Thanx 4 Nothin'|
|12. For The Record|
|13. Bye Bye|
|14. I Wish You Well|
2008 release of the E=MC2 album. The album name means (E) Emancipation = (MC) Mariah Carey to the second power. It is a play on Einstein's famous mass energy equivalence formula. The 11th studio album of her career, E=MCý is the follow-up to The Emancipation Of Mimi, Mariah's worldwide 10 million selling #1 album, which generated three Grammy awards and countless more industry honors during its 18-month stay on the charts. In addition to C. Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, other guest producers joining Mariah on E=MCý include Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, Will I Am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate "Danjahandz" Hills and James Poyser.
Top Customer Reviews
The album is typically 21st Century Mariah and all the tracks seem to have the R 'n' B larger-than-life Diva, touch rather then the big belter Mariah stroke, which made us all fall in love with Ms Carey.
If you are not overly impressed by Mariah music then you probably won't be jumping up and down to this album. Conversely if you are a Mariah fan and enjoyed the "Emancipation of Mimi" album then you may be satisfied with this attempt. While if you prefer the power ballad Mariah, its best to stay away from this formulaic release.
There may be something about Mariah but it certainly isn't obvious in "E=MC2".
Carey is a phenomenal singer, which is hardly news. (Happily, she doesn't spend as much time trying to prove it these days, though that could mean her voice is not what it once was.)
A great voice does not automatically make a great record, of course. But it certainly helps Carey dress up the dross.
"E=MC2" is already being hailed as some sort of creative masterpiece but, try as I might, I can't swallow the plentiful chicken bones in such a suggestion. If this is genius, then we're all in real trouble.
Here's what it actually is: well-produced dance music with some catchy choruses, interesting (mildly) cameo appearances (T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Damian Marley) and plenty of sickeningly sweet lip gloss globbed on its lips. The record is a cheap strumpet, not a dignified lady.
The formulaic album title is apt because it does run the full gamut of her manipulation.Read more ›
Mariah is great, but she needs to focus more on what works for her voice. Most of these songs do not work with her voice at all. I suggest listening to the album online on YouTube before you decide whether it's worth buying or not. It definitely wasn't for me.
- The album is very fun and light and Mariah really seems to be enjoying herself so I enjoyed listening to it because of that. It's a very summery record.
- Her voice sounds pretty decent and I like how she sings with more of a staccato, rhythmic vocal. ("I Stay In Love", "Love Story")
- I like the attitude that she has in some of the mid to up-tempo songs. And she sounds more sexy on this album than ever before ("Touch My Body", "Side Effects", "O.O.C", "I'm That Chick")
- The ballads have really nice and have good melodies, and if you're a fan of the "We Belong Together/Don't Forget Abotu Us" formula, you'll be satisfied. ("I Stay in Love", "Bye Bye")
- This album does not really break any new ground for Mariah, so for those looking for something new from her, you will not find it on here. It is a very generic sounding record.
- There isn't really any depth to this album, other than the beautiful "I Wish You Well" (which sounds like something that would be on her first couple of LP's), "Bye Bye" and maybe "Side Effects".
- This is obviously very 'post-Daydream' Mariah, so for those who are looking for the girl who sang "Hero" and "Emotions", look elsewhere (I happen to really like the Mariah of the last decade so I don't mind).
All-in-all, it is a good listen, and if you're a big Mariah fan, you will most-definitely enjoy this. Mariah knows how to stay current and relevant in the process. The production is very slick with a lot of good beats and there's her usual nice club bangers, and R&B ballads. Give it a spin.
Album Cover: 1/5
Okay, I'll admit it, I absolutely hate this album cover. The cover of TEOM took Mariah's artwork to new heights, but this just made it crash down again. Mariah looks thin, even anorexic, on this cover, doubtless due to extensive photoshop because of the recent criticism of her weight. When I first saw this cover, it was on a website, and it only showed the top half of the cover. I was very disappointed, but I did not really hate it. Then I scrolled down and saw the giant L.A. style letters and I was like, WHAT? Overall, this might be the worst album cover to come out this year.
1. Migrate: 3.5/5
This song is about migrating from place to place, and is actually quite catchy. Her signature throat howl is there, and the beat blended with it almost perfectly. Then the T-Pain rap came on and destroyed the whole song. If an edited version of this was released without the rap, it could easily become a Top Ten hit.
2. Touch My Body: 4.5/5
Despite of some people, I actually really enjoy this track. It is so cheesy and nerdy that I cannot help but laugh out loud. However, like this rest of you, I did cringe when I heard "YouTube" in the lyrics, but the bridge is so catchy that it doesn't matter.
3. Cruise Control: 3.5/5
The idea of this song is to blend driving and love together, which might have been interesting if Janet had not released "LUV" a few weeks before. Janet's was better and catchier, and did not feature another horrible rap.
4. I Stay In Love: 4.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
My favourite songs on this album are Migrate, Touch My Body, Cruise Control (because of Damian Marley), Side Effects, and For The Record. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2009 by NewMom1520
I just the bought this Album, my favorite songs are Love Story, Bye Bye and I Stay in lOve along with Touch my Body.Published on April 21 2008 by D. Tiamzon
I find this album quite boring. She needs to get out of her element a little bit and do something different. Skip this record, save your money.Published on April 20 2008 by Michael Bavaro
Emancipation = Mariah Carey to the second power, and sure enough her energy and talent ensures that this album will sell masses of copies at the speed of light. Read morePublished on April 16 2008 by Amanda Richards