Mariah Carey is predicted to enter the Billboard album chart with her lowest opening figures, ever! We all know music doesn't shift like it used to, but a prediction of 55-60K is shocking for a musical A-lister like Mazza.
So, let me try doing my bit to push up sales with my top ten reasons to pick up Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.
The song that gave us hope that Mariah was moving forward with her sound, bringing it bang up to date. She never really followed through with the sound, but the duet is still as fresh as it was when it debuted last year.
Number Nine: The Holy Spirit!
Mariah gives praise, more fervently so than ever before, on the obligatory non-secular track, Heavenly (No Ways Tired / Can't Give Up Now). Attempt to sing this at your own peril!
Number Eight: The joyous, retro "moments"
Disco-infused Meteorite and You Don't Know What To Do have been PLAYED.TO. DEATH since getting the album. Love them! Mariah better rock some choreography, I don't care how wooden she looks doing so,
Number Seven: The Carey-Cannon family
The whole family get on the mic during the super sweet Supernatural. Make sure you don't flip over once the music has stopped, since the most touching moment comes when mother and daughter talk to one another after the track ends.
Number Five: Nostalgia Dahling/ Mellow vocals.
Mariah takes us back to the old school with Nas (Dedicated) and Stevie Wonder (Make It Look Good). For those who find Mariah's Diva vocals too excessive, these should be the go-to tracks for some restrained Mimi.
Number Six: Camouflage
There is something so perfect about this track. The vocals, the harmonies, the introspective lyrics and the piano combine to create a piece of music that throws light on all of Mariah's strengths. Non-fans and people distracted by her wacky image should listen to this to hear why I respect the Diva's skill in the studio (no shade).
Number Five: Cry.
The opening track is stunning, putting Mariah's voice on center stage from the outset. If she could nail this LIVE at some big event, it would single handedly increase albums sales. I guarantee it!
Number Four: Crazy melisma.
I know melisma should seem like a given with a Mariah album, but she has really stepped it up here. Good luck trying to recreate these riffs and runs in the shower!
Number Three: High Notes:
Whistles, Whistles everywhere! Seriously, they feature HEAVILY on this album.
Number Two: The VOICE!
The voice might not be as immaculate in tone, timbre and texture; but no one who listens to this album can fail to take note of how it's increased in agility and ability. Still one of the best vocalists out there.
Number One: IT'S A NEW MARIAH CAREY ALBUM, DAMN IT! REJOICE AND BE GRATEFUL!
Let me know your own reasons as to why others should pick up Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse in the comments below!