Mariah’s Musical Crime: Overblown, Roller-Coaster Vocals

G. Brown of the Denver Post weighed in on and what he considers her musical crime: “She is a technical virtuoso, but her NutraSweet style of soul – sugary and artificial songs, crammed with hundreds of gratuitous notes – imparts nothing but self-interest.”

Denver blues and soul singer Hazel Miller seems to agree. “I’m opinionated because I’m old,” Miller remarked. “Mariah Carey does not make you feel that she believes in what she’s singing. So I can’t deal with it.”

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12 thoughts on “Mariah’s Musical Crime: Overblown, Roller-Coaster Vocals

  1. HoneyRain says:

    who the hell is this idiot and what is he talking about?.. he obviously has no idea. Mariah HAS to believe in what she sings cause she writes almost EVERY FREAKING LYRIC! lol.. maybe he thinks she sounds so “fake” because her voice is so flawless it’s unreal.. this a$$hole is just negatively judging Mariah because of the bad press she’s been getting for the past few years.. if the media didn’t brainwash people to believe Mariah isn’t legit.. everyone would still agree that she’s one of the best artists ever.

    and he said she “never uses her amazing voice”.. this old jacka$$ must be hard of hearing too..

  2. Maddie says:

    I totally agree with you guys, this person obviously has no idea of what he’s talking about. In every review I have read, everyone says that her voice is better than ever, she has mesmerized audiences with the power of her voice and fans all over the world that have attended her concert so far are not disappointed at all!, they said they got their money’s worth and more. Nothing is going to bring down the expectations and anxiety I have to see this concert, I’m biting my nails, can’t wait!

  3. WaneJessicaSoSoDef says:

    When will she wake up and realize nobody likes her watered down R&b. I guess after 2 more albums flop, she’ll finally throw in the towel because she’s so DONE for!

  4. mcarey4life04 says:

    OMFG! When will the hating ever stop. Its stupid and overplayed. Everyone hates on the best. Madonna was hated on for over a decade and finally people are actually looking at the music. That’s what it all comes down to. Its stupid! A JHO fan posted this article to get all the negative tension off of Bennifer/Gigli. I mean any movie that involves a lesbian opening up her legs and saying “Ready for some Turkey” deserves to be thrown away. FACE IT! MARIAH’S CONCERTS ARE GETTING GREAT REVIEWS, SHE’s BEING OFFERED MOVIE SCRIPTS AND HER CAREER IS SOARING> LET’S STOP THE HATE!

  5. Loverboy says:

    The real crime here is that a-holes like this can actually write for papers.

  6. Tig says:

    Whack Article, Haters hate on. He is my take on this. Ok, Dreamlover, Always Be My Baby and Heartbreaker are trash. A waste of Vocal ability. The reviewer is right. But, My Saving Grace, Subtle Invitation, All I Ever Wanted, Anytime U Need A Friend, you can not hate…We have all been at that place, where *****ing love hurts, or U need a friend and they are not there. She WRITES HER WON SH**. She is a pop/RnB singer, these writers are on the hater wagon….ok she’s not a jazz singer, she’s not a blues singer…What do they want her to sing???? They sit on their Phat Butts and hate…why shortie is on stage singing her heart of.

  7. tena says:

    Mariah Carey fans always have to react to negative posts by accusing the reviewer of having no taste or being deaf. Do You think that other musicians and singers have not said the same thing about her over singing, which is about the same thing as trilling. And she did not write every single lyric she co-writes and that means she gets help. Even if she did write them in their entirety, it doesn’t mean that she is singing it like she means it.

  8. tena says:

    I think the reviewer acknowledged Mariah’s talent, but, said it was a technical focus as opposed to an emotional one. Singing is supposed to communicating a message or feeling not just a bunch of notes put together. And she does do stuff to make money, jumping on the rap bandwagon, etc. And Charmbracelet sounds like she made up a bunch of songs quick to get an album out.

  9. HoneyRain says:

    what the hell do you expect!? *roll eyes*’, ‘do you really think I’m going to agree with the people who diss Mariah? I am what you call a FAN.. therefore, I am going to defend Mariah no matter what other people think.. other people like YOU. anyway.. I didn’t say she wrote every lyric.. I said she wrote ALMOST every lyric.. and guess what.. she did. but you wouldn’t know that because you aren’t a fan of hers. and as far as what other artists say about her.. they’re ignorant too because they haven’t achieved half the sh!t she has. and who says she HAS to mean everything she sings anyway? why can’t she be writing from another person’s point of view? singers say all the time that not all of their songs are about them personally.

    ^blah.. I don’t know why people think that they have the ability to read other people’s minds.. you don’t know what or how Mariah really feels about the songs she sings. it’s just so natural for people to respond negatively instead of positively to something they don’t know about.

  10. tena says:

    Let me guess HoneyRain, singers that you think have talent might be Xtina, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah, Whitney Houston, and Celine. I think that probably sums up what you see has singers who can REALLY sing. The rest don’t get it because they can’t pass the trill and skipping octave test. I love the review, it really summed up what I think about the whole crew of over singing stars.

  11. HoneyRain says:

    look.. that’s your personal opinion and I respect that.. I’m not going to try and change it.. just like you should stop wasting your breath saying negative things about Mariah because it’s not going to change MY mind.. I post comments about Mariah because I’m her fan.. you post comments about Mariah because you don’t like her music and it seems you’re trying to make others think the same way you do. (it just seems that way) just don’t act so surprised when us Mariah fans jump on any “critic” who insults her.. it’s just a natural reaction. don’t take it personally.

    stop trying to change my opinion of Mariah.. it’s not gonna happen. I’m sure janis joplin and billie holiday are great.. in fact.. I know they’re legends.. however.. Mariah is MY legend.. I love everything about her music and style and I’m not going to agree with what ur saying.. just like you aren’t agreeing with me.. so can we stop this arguing?

  12. tena says:

    How do you know how much of a song she wrote? where you there when she did it? If you weren’t then its all hearsay. Her credits either have one or more people on them. I don’t have to be a fan of someone to know about music in general. Or how people get credited for their writing or collaborations. Roll your eyes all you want, you are the pretentious one.

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