Caralyn Green of the Penn State Collegian reviewed Mariah Carey’s new album ‘Charmbracelet’ giving it a grade of ‘D’. Green writes, “‘Charmbracelet’ does successfully mend some of Glitter’s overblown funk flaws with sparkling success but still fails to fully utilize Carey’s famous five-octave range. Carey whispers, coos and sighs throughout the 15 tracks but leaves listeners yearning for the assertive and guttural wailings of earlier works. In refusing to flow with her phenomenal talent, Carey seems to deliberately guard herself from criticism.”
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