Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: THE WINNER

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1997. Everyone was getting a little serious, a little dark, a little more personal- so why not the big pop girls? We will be rating four fan favourite albums, from four legendary pop stars. All four ladies were going through transitional periods, some good, some bad, but all managed to create some amazing music, with varying levels of commercial and critical success. (Poor Kylie) The albums all feature some of their most confessional lyrics, more experimental moments and obviously, some of their greatest work.



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Honey
Butterfly
My All
The Roof
Fourth Of July
Breakdown
Babydoll
Close My Eyes
Whenever You Call
Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
The Beautiful Ones
Outside
Mi Todo



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Velvet Rope
You
Got ‘Til It’s Gone
My Need
Go Deep
Free Xone
Together Again
Empty
What About
Every Time
Tonight’s The Night
I Get Lonely
Rope Burn
Anything
Special
Can’t Be Stopped

God’s Stepchild
Accept Me


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Too Far
Cowboy Style
Some Kind Of Bliss
Did It Again
Breathe
Say Hey
Drunk
I Don’t Need Anyone
Jump
Limbo
Through The Years
Dreams
Tears
Love Takes Over Me
This Girl
Take Me With You

Stay This Way


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Drowned World / Substitute For Love
Swim
Ray Of Light
Candy Perfume Girl
Skin
Nothing Really Matters
Sky Fits Heaven
Shanti / Ashtangi
Frozen
The Power Of Good-Bye
To Have And Not To Hold
Little Star
Mer Girl
Has To Be



(Are you lot cool with including the b-sides and bonus tracks? Let me know)

You know the drill. Score the songs from 0 to 10, and half points are allowed, and then PM your votes. I’m looking to leave the voting open for 3 weeks. So you have until the 13th January.

Go easy on me, ladies and gents, as this is my first rate. I’m expecting it will be a little messy, but that’ll be half the fun. Also, I’m not very witty or clever, so your commentary is appreciated.
 
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Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

One of these is not near as good as the others for me, but it's been awhile since I listened so maybe I'll have an epiphany when relistening.
 
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Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

I guess I'm going to finally get around to listening to 'The Velvet Rope' then.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

I know Impossible Princess quite well, have listened to Ray of Light a few times, recently discovered Butterfly and have never listened to Velvet Rope. This seems like a perfect chance to get to know them all a lot better!
 

2014

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Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

Yes I'm ready for this!
 

matthew.

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Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

How exciting! I'll be voting. I know Kylie will get the shaft in this because Impossible Princess is the only album up there without a defining single (or three).
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

I had a bit of a revelatory experience earlier this year with Impossible Princess so I've got Kylie's back. Butterfly's the unknown one for me. I've done a masterful job so far in avoiding any and all Mariah albums thus far in my life but it seems the time has come.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

Butterfly is going to get fucked by these power bottom fans of Kylie, I'm not sure if my heart can handle this rate BUT I will do my best to keep Butterfly afloat.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

What an AMAZING idea.
 

Mr.Arroz

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Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

Amazing. I literally bought all of these albums in the last year, despite having been familiar with all of them before. Let the lashings begin.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

I'll definitely vote! I love Mariah and Kylie, and like Ray of Light though I've never listened to anything by Janet Jackson so this will be interesting!
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

Butterfly is going to get fucked by these power bottom fans of Kylie, I'm not sure if my heart can handle this rate BUT I will do my best to keep Butterfly afloat.

Butterfly will thrive if I have anything to say about it!
 
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Honey or Drunk to win please.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

Wow this is an amazing rate! I LOVE The Velvet Rope. I will have to listen to Impossible Princess before I vote but already get the feeling it is a buncha junk.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

I just started - and I can't believe these Butterfly scores.

I will not let what happened to 'Fly Like A Bird' in the Mimi Rate happen to ANYTHING worthy off Butterfly. No way, no how.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

The albums are actually posted in order of quality.
 
Re: Butterfly vs Velvet Rope vs Impossible Princess vs Ray of Light: VOTE NOW

Butterfly is going to get fucked by these power bottom fans of Kylie, I'm not sure if my heart can handle this rate BUT I will do my best to keep Butterfly afloat.

I can tell you right now Mariah has that squad locked in.

Mariah and Madonna are gonna walk this if I have anything to say about it. The Velvet Rope is an outstanding album, but Butterfly and Ray of Light are exceptional.
 

MollieSwift21

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One of these albums is sooo much better than the others.
 

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