Marty Hughley of The Oregonian reviewed Mariah Carey’s concert on December 9th in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Hughley writes, “Carey did occasionally show off her peculiar vocal signature, those little passages of notes somewhere in the range of Q over high Z, about half an octave down from a dog whistle, unrelated to the songs in either melody or meaning. But I’m more inclined now to forgive her greatest crime — the way she’s inspired a generation of singers who think more notes equals more music, that melismatic overdecoration spells passion and expressive technique. After all, it’s not her fault that other singers lack the equipment she has. Her phrasing was fluid and soulful. On such tunes as ‘My All’, her lower register was warmly expressive in a manner recalling Stevie Wonder.”
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