The Mariah Carey Discography Rate Pt.3 • #78: "A hook girl on her own song." | The Popjustice Forum

The Mariah Carey Discography Rate Pt.3 • #78: "A hook girl on her own song."

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by vague, Mar 29, 2021.

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    Ah, at last, we've reached my own personal favorite era of Mariah's career. This run of albums, although not matching the chart success of what came before them, is what I would consider her strongest run creatively. The last few years have been incredible to experience as a Mariah fan: the release of one of her strongest bodies of work with "Caution", the memoirs and their accompanying audiobook being undeniably fabulous, and her unshakable reign as the queen of Christmas helping her land a recording-breaking 19th #1 single just two years ago... we have been fed, lambs. And, sure, there have been some missteps along the way, too (gross mismanagement, orphaned singles, canceled albums, and an embarrassing reality show), but the quality of Mariah's music has remained steadfast the entire time.

    And with Mariah's thirtieth anniversary now upon us, what better way to celebrate it than rating some of her best albums? For part three of the rate, we'll be revisiting the run of albums starting with 2008's "E=MC²" all the way through 2020's thirtieth-anniversary album of new and unreleased music, "The Rarities". You'll have six weeks to rate the 92 songs from this era of her discography.



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    "E=MC²"
    (2008)


    01 Migrate (feat. T-Pain)
    02 Touch My Body × music video
    03 Cruise Control (feat. Damian Marley)
    04 I Stay In Love × music video
    05 Side Effects (feat. Young Jeezy)
    06 I'm That Chick
    07 Love Story × music video
    08 I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time × music video
    09 Last Kiss
    10 Thanx 4 Nothin'
    11 O.O.C.
    12 For The Record
    13 Bye Bye × music video
    14 I Wish You Well
    15 Heat
    16 4real4real (feat. Da Brat)



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    "Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel"
    (2009)


    01 Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue)
    02 Obsessed × music video
    03 H.A.T.E.U. × music video
    04 Candy Bling
    05 Ribbon
    06 Inseparable
    07 Standing O
    08 It's A Wrap
    09 Up Out My Face × music video
    10 More Than Just Friends
    11 The Impossible
    12 Angels Cry × music video
    13 Languishing (The Interlude)
    14 I Want To Know What Love Is × music video



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    "Merry Christmas II You"
    (2010)


    01 Oh Santa! × music video
    02 Christmas Time Is In The Air Again
    03 When Christmas Comes × music video
    04 One Child
    05 Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem) × music video



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    "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse"
    (2014)


    01 Cry.
    02 Faded
    03 Dedicated (feat. Nas)
    04 #Beautiful (feat. Miguel) × music video
    05 Thirsty
    06 Make It Look Good
    07 You're Mine (Eternal) × music video
    08 You Don't Know What To Do (feat. Wale)
    09 Supernatural
    10 Meteorite
    11 Camouflage
    12 Money ($ * / ...) (feat. Fabolous)
    13 One More Try
    14 Heavenly (No Ways Tired / Can't Give Up Now)
    15 The Art Of Letting Go
    16 Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse
    17 America The Beautiful



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    "Caution"
    (2018)


    01 GTFO × music video
    02 With You × music video
    03 Caution
    04 A No No × music video
    05 The Distance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) × lyric video
    06 Giving Me Life (feat. Slick Rick & Blood Orange)
    07 One Mo' Gen
    08 8th Grade
    09 Stay Long Love You (feat. Gunna)
    10 Portrait
    11 Runway



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    "The Rarities"
    (2020)


    01 Here We Go Around Again
    02 Can You Hear Me
    03 All I Live For
    04 One Night
    05 Out Here On My Own × lyric video
    06 Loverboy (Firecracker - Original Version)
    07 I Pray
    08 Cool On You
    09 Mesmerized
    10 Lullaby Of Birdland (Live)
    11 Save The Day (with Ms. Lauryn Hill) × lyric video
    12 Close My Eyes (Acoustic)
    13 Just Be Good To Me (Live At The Tokyo Dome)



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    "Extras"

    01 Right To Dream
    02 My Love (with The-Dream) × music video
    03 100%
    04 Triumphant (Get 'Em) (feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill) × music video
    05 Triumphant (Vintage Throwback Mix)
    06 Almost Home × music video
    07 Infinity × music video
    08 Infamous (with Jussie Smollett) × music video
    09 I Don't (feat. YG) × music video
    10 Unforgettable (Mariah Carey Remix) (with French Montana & Swae Lee)
    11 The Star × music video
    12 Lil Snowman × music video
    13 In The Mix × music video
    14 Where I Belong (with Busta Rhymes)
    15 Oh Santa! (feat. Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson) × music video
    16 We Belong Together (Mimi's Late Night Valentine Mix) × music video



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    01 Please give all 92 songs listed above a score between 0 and 10, with your ONE favorite song getting an 11. Decimal points are fine and help to break ties, so feel free to use them as needed.
    02 Commentary is greatly encouraged - and very much appreciated - but it's not mandatory.
    03 Mariah's discography is very ballad- and feature-heavy, so if ballads and/or rap aren't your thing, then this rate might not be for you.
    04 For songs with multiple versions and/or remixes, feel free to rate whichever version you prefer. The only exceptions are the remixes in the extras section; you must rate the versions listed - although rating an extended mix, radio edit, etc. instead of the full-length remix is fine.
    05 Please use the PM list I've provided below in the post below, and send your ballots in that exact order. It makes things so much easier for me when inputting your scores into the spreadsheet!
    06 PM your finished scores, alongside any commentary you've written, to me by
    end of day in your time zone on Sunday, May 16th.
    An extension is possible, but not guaranteed, so please be mindful of the due date.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2021
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    (missing "America The Beautiful", "Runway", and "100%")

    Migrate -
    Touch My Body -
    Cruise Control -
    I Stay In Love -
    Side Effects -
    I'm That Chick -
    Love Story -
    I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time -
    Last Kiss -
    Thanx 4 Nothin' -
    O.O.C. -
    For The Record -
    Bye Bye -
    I Wish You Well -
    Heat -
    4real4real -

    Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue) -
    Obsessed -
    H.A.T.E.U. -
    Candy Bling -
    Ribbon -
    Inseparable -
    Standing O -
    It's A Wrap -
    Up Out My Face -
    More Than Just Friends -
    The Impossible -
    Angels Cry -
    Languishing (The Interlude) -
    I Want To Know What Love Is -

    Oh Santa! -
    Christmas Time Is In The Air Again -
    When Christmas Comes -
    One Child -
    Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem) -

    Cry. -
    Faded -
    Dedicated -
    #Beautiful -
    Thirsty -
    Make It Look Good -
    You're Mine (Eternal) -
    You Don't Know What To Do -
    Supernatural -
    Meteorite -
    Camouflage -
    Money ($ * / ...) -
    One More Try -
    Heavenly (No Ways Tired / Can't Give Up Now) -
    The Art Of Letting Go -
    Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse -
    America The Beautiful -

    GTFO -
    With You -
    Caution -
    A No No -
    The Distance -
    Giving Me Life -
    One Mo' Gen -
    8th Grade -
    Stay Long Love You -
    Portrait -
    Runway -

    Here We Go Around Again -
    Can You Hear Me -
    All I Live For -
    One Night -
    Out Here On My Own -
    Loverboy (Firecracker - Original Version) -
    I Pray -
    Cool On You -
    Mesmerized -
    Lullaby Of Birdland (Live) -
    Save The Day -
    Close My Eyes (Acoustic) -
    Just Be Good To Me (Live At The Tokyo Dome) -

    Right To Dream -
    My Love -
    100% -
    Triumphant (Get 'Em) -
    Triumphant (Vintage Throwback Mix) -
    Almost Home -
    Infinity -
    Infamous -
    I Don't -
    Unforgettable (Mariah Carey Remix) -
    The Star -
    Lil Snowman -
    In The Mix -
    Where I Belong -
    Oh Santa! (Remix) -
    We Belong Together (Mimi's Late Night Valentine Mix) -
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2021
  3. Oh I NEED to take part in this.
     
  4. I was not familiar with her discography at all when the first part happened. During the second part I slowly started to get into her and now I'm a registered lamb who knows every song in the rate (except the Extras section). Serving character development realness.


    Also I'm so excited to see how my album averages turn out to be, because I can't rank these albums myself.
     
  5. I took part in voting for the first part but wasn't active during the actual rate because of mental health problems. And the second part I completely missed because of a stressful period in my life. But I'm actually in a really good place mentally now, Charmbracelet has become a sudden fave for me the last couple of weeks. Almost all of my vinyls has arrived and I want to experience the joy of this rate together with my fellow lambily.

    Mariah is my all time favorite artist and she truly is one of a kind. And @vague your are a class act when it comes to hosting rates!
     
  6. Good morning.

     
  7. 'The Art Of Letting Go' better be top 10...
     
    Andrew.L and vague like this.
  8. Ah now we reached the bops! I will try to take part in this.

    Also the playlist starting with Migrate... mama this pussy is shaking!
     
    Sprockrooster and vague like this.
  9. Ready for Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem) to win by a landslide...

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    No, but seriously, what a great section of her career this is. Honestly, three of the albums here are three of my four favourite MC albums (I think... although it's hard!)- so this might be tough! I think I know what my 11 will end up being, but there are another 8 or 9 that it could feasibly end up being...
     
    LeBratt, Love Deluxe, vague and 3 others like this.
  10. An 11 if ever I've heard one.
     
  11. Ok, I am like SO in! Caution alone is like 11/11 for near enough every song.
     
  12. I've already started doing my scores. I'm just going to admit now that the Christmas album will not be ranking highly for me. Oh Santa! is a bop though.
     
    WhatKindOfKylie? and vague like this.
  13. Yes, Oh Santa is a bop and needs more love.
     
  14. So ready for this! I was actually listening to Caution earlier today, and I'm still so impressed by how fantastic it is. A wealth of 10s, and there isn't a single song on it that isn't at least great.

    Also, a reminder that this is the best song of all time:

     
  15. It's cool there really isn't an obvious winner this time around too. Looking at the song list, there are at least a handful of songs I could see realistically winning.
     
  16. my favourite part of her discog to be QUITE hONEST YAS lemme start!
     
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  17. The least obvious section for me and my 11... Many contenders!
     
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