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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

Product Description

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.
A funny R&B song
HERO 10/10
The best ballad ever written
The best song of the album it's a ballad with R&B & Gospel elements
I love it. It has a sadness feeling
One of the dance hits ever
Sweet & beautiful but boring
This song was number one here in Mexico!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
I like it
It has a Hip-Hop style, only needs some rap why not Run DMC?
Awesome but boring
HEROE 10/10
This is the spanish version of "Hero", Mariah has a very clear Spanish
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1.0 out of 5 stars One thing.... June 30 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Just f.y.i. to neil906 or whoever- of course the Spanish version of "Hero" isn't going to mean the EXACT same thing as the English version! It's like that with MOST translations in music, you're not going to translate WORD FOR WORD because it doesn't work that way! So please let's do our homework before we open our mouths, all right?
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5.0 out of 5 stars music box review Jan. 2 2013
By monica
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought it for the song If You Need A Friend, but got so much more, love the songs, love her voice
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah as usual... April 10 2010
Format:Audio CD
I'm a fan of Mariah, so I love all of her albums. Just enjoy the voice and the talent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing & Sleepy Album. Oct. 31 2009
Format:Audio CD
"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 "Butterfly" where she truly expressed who she was and came out into her own.

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.
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By Vader
Format:Audio CD
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. Anytime you need a friend and Without you also found their way to the top ten.

Mariah Carey's Music Box is an amazing album and worth listening to.

Mariah Carey gets 5 stars here because it is yet another fantastic album.
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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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