Music Box

Mariah Carey - Music Box
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1993 Ratings: #229 / 371
User Score
Based on 202 ratings
1993 Ratings: #54
Liked by 5 people
August 31, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
R&B, Pop / Genres
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Excelente, marcante e memorável 💖

melhores faixas : Hero, Dreamlover, Now That I Know, Without You e Music Box
Mariah reached her peak on the album charts around the globe with this gem, and thank gosh she did! The album title itself it's iconic, I can say the same about the tracks of course. Smash hits like 'Hero' and 'Without You' are forever remembered, along with so many great songs in this third project. By this time she was already a force to be reckoned and somebody that would change the music industry forever.
Mariah's third album is her most commercially successful. It has a feel of a greatest hits album rather than a conceptual album. Still, the rating of the album is high because it contain so many strong and powerful ballads: without you, Hero, Anytime you need a friend and more.
It seems like she tried to bring an eternal ballad such as Whitney Houston's I will always love you.
It's criminal that 'Everything Fades Away' is a bonus track when it's among the best of this era while some filller tracks sit here. While tracks here like 'Hero' and 'Without You', really defined Mariah's career, this album's tracks are very hit and miss, of her first three albums by far the least consistent in term of quality. Personal favourite track: Everything Fades Away.

Dreamlover - 8/10
Hero - 10/10
Anytime You Need a Friend - 10/10
Music Box - 8/10
Now That I Know - 7/10
Never Forget ... read more
Mariah continues to grow her skills and the music gets more and more refined. Her first three albums are very repetitive, so I got very excited on the unique moments here. 'Dreamlover' is great and 'Without You' is her first power ballad to get to me. It's beautiful, and you can hear how a few years of singing professionally have grown her voice.
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Track List

  1. Dreamlover
  2. Hero
  3. Anytime You Need a Friend
  4. Music Box
  5. Now That I Know
  6. Never Forget You
  7. Without You
  8. Just to Hold You Once Again
  9. I've Been Thinking About You
  10. All I've Ever Wanted
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Added on: December 31, 2013