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Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel Enhanced
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Limited U.S. two CD edtion in three panel softpack includes a bonus enhanced CD featuring the 'Obsessed' video, a remix video, and three remixes. In addition, the package includes a 36 page Elle mini-magazine that serves as an inside look at Mariah. 2009 release, the 12th album from the biggest-selling female recording artist in history. Featuring `Obsessed' and `I Want To Know What Love Is' (a cover of the Foreigner classic ballad), Memoirs... is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Mariah's multi-platinum-selling album E=MCý, and her worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation of Mimi. Mercury.
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Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is Mariah's 11th major studio album (excludes MTV EP, #1's, Greatest Hits) and an oddball with relatively poor sales (only 2 million globally) despite some rather positive critical responses.
It has to be said (even though many other reviewers mentioned it already), this is a 'slow-burner' which at first seems like a very average, even poor, offering from Mariah; the songs sometimes make use of auto-tune (for effect only) and are mostly sung with deeper vocals and less range. I think the problem is you expect a typical Mariah album and you instead get something very different, it's a shock to the system. But, upon further listens you'll start to appreciate the album much more and the fact that every song compliments the rest.
It's a bit hard to define the genre of the album because it's a bit of a mish-mash of everything, probably R&B first and foremost. Oh, and there aren't any guest rappers;)
1. Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue): I think one of the most distinct qualities about this entire album are the lyrics, which are some of the quirkier ones out there, "For real, for real, 20/20 Barbra Walters for real..." just as one example. To the point, this opening song is fabulous with some dark undertones dealing with relationships. 9/10
2. Obsessed: A song about an 'obsessed' stalker. Mariah claimed that this song was inspired by a line in the film Mean Girls where one of the girls mentions, "why you so obsessed with me?" and had nothing to do with her spat with Eminem. Anyway, the song has sassy lyrics and a catchy beat, the auto-tuned vocals might be a turn-off for some. 8/10
3. HATEU: A song about being hurt in a relationship and just waiting for the day when you can learn to hate that individual. The song has some of the most relatable lyrics in the album and features quite a bit of Mariah's falsetto. 8/10
4. Candy Bling: Difficult to describe this song, very breezy, yet tinted in sadness. A stand out. 10/10
5. Ribbon: Finally a song that doesn't have such a depressing theme! This song grows on you and features a deep synthesized male voice singing, "Ribbon on my mind". 9/10
6. Inseparable: A song about a likely upcoming breakup. Again, great lyrics. 8/10
7. Standing O': Outstanding lyrics in this somewhat uptempo, sarcastic number. 9/10
8. It's a Wrap: A sassy slow number with just the greatest vibe and lyrical content ever. 10/10
9. Up Out My Face: Some of the craziest lyrics yet in this bouncy diss number, "If we were two lego blocks even the whole Harvard University graduating class of 2010 couldn't put us back together again, when I break". This isn't the Nicki Minaj collaboration version she later released. 8/10
10. Up Out My Face (The Reprise): Just a conclusion of the last song, featuring lots of trumpeting. The song is less than a minute long, so I won't add it to the ratings.
11. More than Just Friends: If there is a track that doesn't get enough recognition on this album this is it. A somewhat mushy (lyrically) though still classy and vocally impressive tune. 9/10
12. The Impossible: Continuation of the same theme as the previous song; she describes in every way just how much she loves 'him'. 7/10
13. Impossible (The Reprise): A very subdued ending to the previous song.
14. Angel (The Prelude): Lots of Whistle notes in this beautiful 1 minute prelude.
15. Angels Cry: Classic (almost) Mariah ballad about longing for another. 9/10
16. Languishing (The Interlude): Nice interlude that weaves seamlessly in between the final songs.
17. I Want to Know What Love Is: A lovely cover of Foreigner's 1984 hit. 8/10
Final Album Rating: 13 full songs averaging 8.62
There are also 4 bouncy Obsessed remixes which are fun, but don't really add much to the album.
This album is so great for a few reasons: she still can belt her notes (even though at times she whispers over heavy beats), the production on this album from beginning to end is cohesive (Tricky Stewart and Dream production did a great job), and lyrically Mariah still got it. This is the ONLY album i bought this year that i can play every track without skipping songs.
Favorites include: H.a.t.e.u., candy bling, inseperable, standing o, more than just friends, and i want to know what love is
Though not her best selling album, her songs are still outstanding, well-produced (even the preludes and reprises), and filled with emotion. Album sales nowadays don't necessarily mean quality-- I give it a solid 4.5 stars. If you're looking for amazing r&b music with a lil old skool-feel-good-midtempo flow I suggest you pick up a copy. I hope her future releases are just as good or get better.
This is one that is sure to be getting much play and sales for awhile to come. Excellent cd from start to finish even the interludes add a little something to the cd as a whole and normally i'm just not a fan of them. But they really work here and i love it.