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Music Box (W/1 Bonus Track) [Import]

Mariah Carey Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
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1. Dreamlover
2. Hero
3. Anytime You Need A Friend
4. Music Box
5. Now That I Know
6. Never Forget You
7. Without You
8. Just To Hold You Once Again
9. I've Been Thinking About You
10. All I've Ever Wanted
11. Everything Fades Away

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Linda Ronstadt was America's sweetheart of the '70s, because she was able to combine a pretty face, a pretty voice and a safe personality. Her songs might be full of big notes and high emotions, but they satisfied every predictable expectation of a love ballad or good-time rocker. Mariah Carey is America's sweetheart of the '90s for the exact same reasons. Music Box topped the Billboard album charts, yielding number-one singles like "Dreamlover" and "Hero." The titles, one a hollow Minnie Riperton knock-off and the other a stiff Barbra Streisand imitation, are tip-offs to Carey's reliance on untethered fantasy (she's the fantasizer in the lyrics and the fantasy object in the videos). These songs, coªwritten and co-produced like most of the album by Walter Anasieff and Carey herself, are constructed to show off her dizzying soprano, not to provide an original approach to a well-worn subject. Even when she gets a strong ballad to sing, like her current singles--Babyface's "Never Forget You" or Badfinger/Nilsson's "Without You"--she overdoes the self-pity bit so much that the song loses its dramatic tension. --Geoffrey Himes

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MARIAH CAREY Music Box (1993 European edition 11-track CD album featuring the classic hit singles Dreamlover Hero Without You Anytime You Need A Friend plus the Bonus Recordings Everything Fades Away picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best album ever June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
I love this album. I have the Mexican version, but the cd says: "Lo mejor del siglo XX" Although the CD design, the content it's beautiful, it's loaded with ballads and some R&B and Dance.
DREAMLOVER 10/10
A funny R&B song
HERO 10/10
The best ballad ever written
ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND 10/10
The best song of the album it's a ballad with R&B & Gospel elements
MUSIC BOX 10/10
I love it. It has a sadness feeling
NOW THAT I KNOW 10/10
One of the dance hits ever
NEVER FORGET YOU 8/10
Sweet & beautiful but boring
WITHOUT YOU 10/10
This song was number one here in Mexico!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
JUST TO HOLD YOU ONCE AGAIN 10/10
I like it
I'VE BEEN THINKIN' ABOUT YOU 10/10
It has a Hip-Hop style, only needs some rap why not Run DMC?
ALL I'VE EVER WANTED 9/10
Awesome but boring
HEROE 10/10
This is the spanish version of "Hero", Mariah has a very clear Spanish
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5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is my Biggest 'Hero' July 18 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
'Music Box' is Mariah's bestselling TO THIS DAY which is quite amazing considering on my media player the songs come up 'Ballads' in the category section. A BIG FAT LIE! "Dreamlover", one of the CD's biggest singles as well as "Now That I Know" (the best song on the album), 'I've Been Thinking About You" are way far away from any ballad form. Note: In the fold-out picture notice the wedding band on her finger. Tommy Mattola (her then husband) has a very distinct style, and this really shows up on the CD. "Anytime You Need A Friend" is great, but it drags on for quite a long time compared to the arguably short "Never Forget You". And the award for most underrated goes to "Without You". "Without you is a classic MC Remake, and she must have spent a darn long time in the studio trying to hit the long note on the second verse. "Hero" is one more #1 off this CD, and it is ok, but after you hear a lot, you get tired of it. The CD ends on a high note with "All I've Ever Wanted". A great buy, so buy it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Overrated - Not a very good overall CD July 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you look at each decade in music, there seems to be an artist that rises as the "Artist of the Decade". Although in some cases you can dispute it, you can make the argument that the following artists dominated their decade: Elvis Presley (1950s), The Beatles (1960s), The Bee Gees (1970s), and Michael Jackson (1980s). The 1990s was a more difficult decade to decide as it was a down decade in the music industry. If you take a look at commercial sales and #1 singles alone, Mariah Carey is one name that certainly comes to the top of the list for 90s artist of the decade. She had #1 songs in nearly every year of the decade and sold lots of albums. Her biggest selling album was her 1993 release entitled "Music Box". "Music Box" sold some 24 to 25 million copies and was a monster selling album. However, this is a case where I just don't get it because I don't believe this is a very good album.
There are several problems I have with "Music Box". First up, the sound is very familiar. The album definitely has a Whitney Houston feel to it - and haven't we had enough Whitney Houston in the 80s. I don't feel this album brings that much new to the table. One thing I will give Mariah credit for is that she plays a much more prevelant role in songwriting than Whitney Houston. Most of her #1 songs have been written by Carey herself. This brings me to the second point - the lyrics - in many cases (with on exception) I don't think the lyrics are all that strong and don't go very deep. Finally, the album just isn't very interesting. There are three good songs, but there isn't much more that is going to capture your interest.
There are three songs that really save this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Again, musical excellence May 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
Imagine it is 1993. You are eagerly awaiting the release of Mariah Carey's new disc, and love 'Dreamlover'. All is nice and sweet, the music and vocal talent apparant and excellent. Fast-forward to 2004, and 'Music Box' is still one of the best albums ever made, having sold over 25 million copies world-wide. 'Dreamlover' is the starter here, a brilliant and catchy pop song. The lyrics and vocals here are impressive. 'Hero' is one of Mariah's trade-mark ballads, along with 'Butterfly', 'Can't Take That Away' and 'Through The Rain'. 'Anytime You Need A Friend' has a gorgeous gospel feel to it, and has a very meaningful message. 'MusicBox' is a beautiful and subtle ballad, a soothing and romantic 4 mins. of pure bliss. 'Now That I Know' returns to party form; Mariah is one of only a few artists who go between ballads and up tempo numbers so effortlessly. 'Without You' is a massive favourite with fans. My favourite track, though, is 'All I've Ever Wanted'. This is an epic ballad, and once again shows us the talent and strength of Mariah's voice, when she chooses to unleash it. The ballads don't over-dominate the album because the up beat numbers are so effective. Although I feel that 'Daydream' and 'Butterfly' were better, this album is still a pure delight. Congratulations Mariah.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music to my ears March 16 2004
By Laura
Format:Audio CD
It's no surprise that this album is a hit. Two very strong singles backed up by an intimate, beautiful cover song is what makes an album a delight. Here's a detailed song review:
1) Dreamlover: one of her #1 singles. A fantastic upbeat song that is self explanatory.
2) Hero: I'm sure almost every single person knows this song. It's such an amazing, strong song about finding one's self and making it through the tough times.
3) Anytime You Need A Friend: This is a wonderful song to play for a friend who is having trouble in their life or is about to move away. It's got touching lyrics.
4) Music Box: One of the slower songs, I love the vocals in this song so much because the songs main focus ARE the vocals. The piano is a very nice touch.
5) Now That I Know: A faster song, great beat and catchy lyrics. More pop than R&B but still very Mariahish. I think every girl experiences this kind of emotion where your friends tell you the guy is no good but he proves them wrong.
6) Never Forget You: Though a great song, it's probably my least favourite on the disc. Even though vocals ARE up to pitch and the music is great, I just don't find it as intriguing as the others.
7) Without You: Now here's the amazing cover song. When I was little, I listened to this version so many times it got worn out. So I was so incredibly happy when I heard this knowing this song would never leave my heart.
8) Just To Hold You Once Again: If I had a movie, this song would definitely be on the soundtrack. Everyone experiences this after a break up. Great lyrics for after a breakup and you want the guy back.
9) I've Been Thinking About You: Another one of the upbeat, faster songs. The lyrics are really good and the vocals are amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars music box review
Bought it for the song If You Need A Friend, but got so much more, love the songs, love her voice
Published 20 months ago by monica
5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah as usual...
I'm a fan of Mariah, so I love all of her albums. Just enjoy the voice and the talent.
Published on April 10 2010 by Barbara Augustin
4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing & Sleepy Album.
"Music Box" is Mariah Carey's best selling album and often seen as Mariah Carey's 'masterpiece'. I feel a little differently, I think Mariah Carey's first masterpeice was... Read more
Published on Oct. 31 2009 by Steph Feeney
5.0 out of 5 stars Music Box delivers 4 top ten singles, including two #1 singles!!
Mariah Carey's Dreamlover soared to #1 on the Hot 100 Singles chart in 1993 and the ballad, Hero soon found its' way to #1. Read more
Published on July 25 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Mariah
Classic Mariah! Really shows off her vocal ability
Published on June 17 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars That A Hero Lies In You...
Gosh! What a touch heart of this song about 9-11 happened. It is scary but sad. She sang VERY beautiful and wonderful and sexy voice. Read more
Published on June 13 2004 by Tyson Shawn Love
5.0 out of 5 stars The real mariah carey
the image and music mariah sold to the masses was through her best selling album Music Box. Hero is definitely her signature song and I still hear people talking about it including... Read more
Published on May 24 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah Carey at her best !!!
Music Box goes down as Mariah's best selling cd, I thinks its her best album ever, The home of 4 smash hits Daydream,Hero,Any time you need a friend, and Without you..... Read more
Published on May 22 2004 by LATIN FOX!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking Back . . . at a Classic
More than 10 years ago this album was released to fans eager to see whether or not Mariah's 4th album would be a big sell or a big flop and we all know what happened with this... Read more
Published on May 15 2004 by Randy Brooks
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