Mariah Carey’s Recent Success Resembles U2

Sasha Frere-Jones shared her thoughts on the success of since the release of ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’, the massive comeback album making listeners forget about her ‘Glitter’ album and movie debacle. “In some ways, Carey resembles U2, another veteran act currently having extraordinary success late in a long career,” Frere-Jones writes. “Both acts have left experimentation to their juniors and are sticking to what they do best. In the case of U2, this means using the heavy rhythms and glassy guitar sound that first gained the band notice, in the early eighties. In Carey’s case, this means singing R&B but without the scenery-inhaling ballads that helped her sell millions of copies.” Read more.


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