11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Mariah Carey packs some beautifully penned tunes into her 1990 debut, the album's centerpiece is, undeniably, her masterful vocals. She lifts, swoops, and howls across an unbelievable five octaves on these smooth ballads and bouncy R&B tunes, hitting spine-tingling registers on “Someday” and “Prisoner,” while getting tenderly deep (and then equally high-range) on the gorgeous “Vision of Love.” “I Don’t Wanna Cry” and “Love Takes Time” showcase her knack for introspection, but nothing bests that voice. It’s simply stunning—especially for a then-unknown 19-year-old.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

While Mariah Carey packs some beautifully penned tunes into her 1990 debut, the album's centerpiece is, undeniably, her masterful vocals. She lifts, swoops, and howls across an unbelievable five octaves on these smooth ballads and bouncy R&B tunes, hitting spine-tingling registers on “Someday” and “Prisoner,” while getting tenderly deep (and then equally high-range) on the gorgeous “Vision of Love.” “I Don’t Wanna Cry” and “Love Takes Time” showcase her knack for introspection, but nothing bests that voice. It’s simply stunning—especially for a then-unknown 19-year-old.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
518 Ratings

518 Ratings

lovesong87 ,

I never get sick of this album!

For the past 9 years (starting at 11) I have always loved this cd. I don't think I'll ever get sick of this album. "Vision of love" and "There's Got to be a way" have always been my favorites on here. I recommend this for anyone who has a thing for great music.

Great Job, iTunes

Suero ,

Truly Amazing!

This album displays extroadinary talent. A True Legend. Every penny is worth the entire album. God Bless Her!

Misses Bee ,

Mariah Carey

This cd is one of my favorites. I was not alive yet when this album was released, but I wish I was! All the mainstream music now is nasaly, the singers have no talent whatsoever! Whatever happened to the Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Anita Baker days?! All in all this cd shows Mariah's incredible 4 octave range. My personal favorite is "Vanishing". 4 stars!!

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