I love Mariah. I don't care what other people say about her. I like her songs, especially the lyrics. I like the fact that she writes songs according to how she feels and not how the industry dictates what she should produce. I like her whistle voice and her melismatic singing. No matter how much flack she gets from people, the fact still remains that she's only second to the Beatles.
So the new album is called Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. I will not go into detail why she chose that name. I think if you're a Mariah fan, you'll understand that. By the way, I'm not a hardcore Mariah fan. There are songs which I don't like and I don't have all her albums. It would be nice to have all of them though. = )
The album cover is made of cardboard. Yup. Probably to reduce cost and to put more pictures? The inside has pictures of her previous album covers and a 2009 version of that pose/picture. Shown below is her Memoirs version of the Butterfly album. Great smile. Nick must really make her happy.
Next are her older albums. Notice the MCC necklace? These look "pilit" to me. I like the above photo better.
Inside you will get this mini Elle which features her favorite clothes, her fabulous walk-in closet and other tidbits about Mariah.
I pre-bought this album at Powerplant. You get this "designer" pillow when you do so. It doesn't look designer to me at all. It's just a cheap pillow. I really wish people would avoid false advertising.
You get 21 tracks. There's the original Obsessed version and 4 more remixes. I don't like Obsessed so I don't bother. The remixes are great for clubs though. I like 13 songs. She also did a remake of I Want To Know What Love Is. I also don't like this. It's okay but I don't listen to it often. Stand out songs to me are It's a Wrap, Up Out My Face, Angels Cry and Languishing but this is only an interlude to I Want to Know What Love Is. As usual, they're all about love and breaking up. She doesn't have a gospel song here. Or maybe I'm just missing something like Vision of Love. Did you know that that's a gospel song? She said it's for the Lord. She usually has one and I always look forward to that one song.
Angels Cry and Languishing have very powerful lyrics for me. These two songs really strike a chord. Other songs that I like are H.A.T.E.U. which reminds me of Someday by Nina, Candy Bling, Ribbon, Inseparable, More Than Just Friends, The Impossible.
All the songs are mellow, easy listen type of tunes with the exception of course of the remixes. For me, this album reflects this new phase in her life- her getting married, getting older, seeing things in a new perspective. The songs are nice to have as background music while you're reading a book, just having a relaxing evening or when you're in the tub with scented candles around. It makes you relax. I've been listening to this album for the past few days now in the office as I get too stressed there.
Memoirs is worth buying. You can't compare it to E=MC2 as that's a more upbeat, fun album. This is an entirely different album.