Music Box (W/1 Bonus Track) Import
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|4. Music Box|
|5. Now That I Know|
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|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|
Includes A Bonus Track.
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
A funny R&B song
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
This is the spanish version of "Hero", Mariah has a very clear Spanish
The thing with Mariah Carey's earlier work is that it seems very tame and marketable, and at times kind of forced. Of course everyone knows that Mariah Carey was under the thumb of Tommy Mattola at the time in the early nineties and unfortunately recorded a lot of songs she didn't necessarily want to record. Yes - Mariah Carey wrote her own music but from reading interviews and the turn in an R&B direction she took on in the later nineties with "Butterfly" and beyond, I honestly think that is the direction Mariah Carey wanted to be in the whole time.
That aside, 'Music Box' is a slow and more adult-contemporary album. The songs themselves set a mood.
The singles themselves are effective. "Dreamlover" is a breath of fresh air even all these years later and a Mariah classic, "Hero" - it's very schmalzy but even then I think it's pretty effective and Mariah brings so much passion and emotion to the vocals. I love "Everytime You Need A Friend", what a beautiful and moving song. "Without You" is a cover song that was originally by Badfinger and I think Mariah's version is nice.
The title track, 'Music Box' is cute.
The album tries to have a bit of a fun side with songs like "Now That I Know" and "I've Been Thinkin' About You" but they don't fit in in my opinion.
It kind of seems like they were just put there to give the album a bit of a fun side because the majority of the album is very mellow. Not a bad idea, but these songs aren't that great.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Bought it for the song If You Need A Friend, but got so much more, love the songs, love her voicePublished on Jan. 2 2013 by monica
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
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 morePublished on July 25 2006 by Jason Hutton
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 morePublished on June 13 2004 by Tyson Shawn Love
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 morePublished on May 24 2004