10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After blowing listeners away with her dizzying five octave range on her first two energetic albums, Music Box is a much mellower affair, more appropriate for a candle-lit evening than a night at the club. This subdued approach allows Carey to squeeze every ounce of drama from the synth-soaked ballads that dominate the album. The songs, most of which were co-written by Carey, feature a lot of lyrics focused on love as a form of escape, as on the album’s two biggest hits, the tellingly-titled “Dreamlover” and “Hero.” Elsewhere she touches on the various stages of longing and heartbreak, including a cover of the tearjerker “Without You,” which was a huge hit for Harry Nilsson in 1971. Carey does offer two chances to dance the blues away on the uptempo tunes “Now That I Know” and “I’ve Been Thinking About You,” but on the whole Music Box is Carey’s way of showing that she’s not all vocal pyrotechnics — she can pull off a slow burn just as well.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After blowing listeners away with her dizzying five octave range on her first two energetic albums, Music Box is a much mellower affair, more appropriate for a candle-lit evening than a night at the club. This subdued approach allows Carey to squeeze every ounce of drama from the synth-soaked ballads that dominate the album. The songs, most of which were co-written by Carey, feature a lot of lyrics focused on love as a form of escape, as on the album’s two biggest hits, the tellingly-titled “Dreamlover” and “Hero.” Elsewhere she touches on the various stages of longing and heartbreak, including a cover of the tearjerker “Without You,” which was a huge hit for Harry Nilsson in 1971. Carey does offer two chances to dance the blues away on the uptempo tunes “Now That I Know” and “I’ve Been Thinking About You,” but on the whole Music Box is Carey’s way of showing that she’s not all vocal pyrotechnics — she can pull off a slow burn just as well.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

~balletbeauty~ ,

Her Best

This is my favorite Mariah Carey album and I think her best. Its short yet to the point and filled with some great songs. This is where you get to hear Mariah sing classic R/B, the stuff she was known for and what made her a diva, unlike the trashy music she sings today. A quick list of the tracks and my personal opinion of them. (1) being the lowest and (5) being the highest.

1). Dreamlover (5/5)- Love it, love it, love it. One of my favorite songs of Mariah's. It gets you into the mood.
2). Hero- (5/5)- Probably the song she is most known for. A sweet and vibrant tune. This song gives me self-esteem.
3). Anytime You Need A Friend- (4.5/5)- Good message, very true. When you are feeling down think of this song.
4). Music Box (5/5)- My second favorite song on the album. Sweet, simple, and beautiful.
5). Now That I Know (4.5/5)- Catchy, up beat, and fun.
6). Never Forget You (4/5)- Has a bit of an americana feel to it. Good tune.
7). Without You (4.5/5)- Just like the review said, a tear jerkker.
8). Just to Hold You One Again (5/5)- A powerful balled.
9). I've Been Thinking About You (4.5/5)- Another fun song.
10). All I've Ever Wanted (5/5)- My favorite song on the album. Very powerful and rich. I highly recommend this song above the rest.

You will not be dissapointed with this album.

pop_diva ,

Mariah Carey is the BEST

This is the song you MUST buy. "All I've Ever Wanted (Album Version".

smrgirly2010 ,

Mariah..

wow..i dont know if i have heard a more gorgeous sounding voice then hers..its amazing!
keep it up!

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