rebirth of Mariah Carey’s singing
career continues with her latest LP,
E=MC2. This LP features production from
Bryan-Michael Cox, The Dream, Swizz Beatz,
Jermaine Dupri, James Poyser, DJ Toomp,
Danja, Tricky Stewart among others. Carey
enjoyed success with her The Emancipation
of Mimi LP and showed the ability to
adjust what she’s known for to
work in today’s game: Her voice
and sound. Let’s see how she does
on this go around in this here GeoReview.
“Migrate” is a southern
influenced track featunng T-Pain that
has a good sound on it and let Carey
talk about moving on from a bad relationship.
My Body” talks about a secret rendezvous
and having fun and was the first single.
Control” features Damien Marley
and production from Jermaine Dupri. The
track is about cooling down and not pressuring
herself to do more than necessary.
In Love” is a return to the Mariah
of the early 1990s (she’ll do that
every once in a while) and she still
sounds great while talking about a dying
“Side Effects” features
Young Jeezy and talks about moving on
from a bad relationship after a long
time and many hours of deliberation.
That Chick” is a contemporary track
that you can see Mariah performing while
walking down the streets New York City.
She talks about being the one you think
of at all times.
Story”, and Mariah talks a fast
moving relationship that may be moving
“Lovin’ You A Long
Time” is the third single off the
LP and was produced by DJ Toomp and Carey.
It’s a cute track safe for the
kids and that’s rare these days.
T.I. also did a remix (not available
for the LP) for the song.
songs include the second single “Bye
Bye,” a slow track that talks about
loss, I Wish You Well (the best slow
track on the LP), “For The Record”, “Thanx
For Nothin”, and “O.O.C.”.
Overall an ok LP but very cliché and
not Mariah’s best work. You can
put this in your car or boombox and listen
to it but you won’t listen to this
over Mimi or any other LPs she’s
made in the past. There is good production
on this LP and Mariah’s singing
is good too but there is something missing.
She needs more powerful tracks on the
LP that are captivating like “I
Wish You Well”
I’ll give it 3 GeoGlobes.