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Mariah Carey

3.3

Year
Album
Avg. Score
Reviews
Reception
Reaction
1990
Mariah Carey
3.5
38
warm
divided
1991
Emotions
3.2
56
mixed
divided
1992
MTV Unplugged
3.5
32
warm
divided
1992
MTV Unplugged +3
2
1993
Music Box
2.7
58
mixed
varied
1994
Merry Christmas
3.1
64
mixed
divided
1995
Daydream
2.9
42
mixed
varied
1997
Butterfly
3.1
77
mixed
divided
1998
VH1 Divas Live
3.2
34
mixed
varied
1998
#1's
3.4
32
mixed
similar
1999
Rainbow
2.8
74
mixed
varied
2001
Glitter
2.5
54
mixed
varied
2001
Greatest Hits
3.8
12
warm
unified
2002
Charmbracelet
2.3
81
cold
divided
2003
Remixes
2005
Emancipation of Mimi
3.1
87
mixed
divided
2005
Emancipation of Mimi: Ultra Platinum Edition
1
2008
E=MC²
3.1
100
mixed
divided
2008
Ballads
3
2009
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
2.9
86
mixed
divided
2010
Merry Christmas II You
3.3
49
mixed
divided
2014
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse
3.5
50
warm
similar
2018
Caution
4.1
20
warm
unified

Knoxville News-Sentinel ★

United States

Mariah Carey

5/5

June 27, 1990

Chuck Campbell ★

An adventure in the animal pleasure of hearing a beautiful, well-disciplined voice.

Blade ★

United States

Mariah Carey

July 8, 1990

Richard Paton

The smooth production and restrained arrangement allows the focus to remain on Carey, and she makes the most of it.

Chattanooga News-Free Press

United States

Mariah Carey

July 8, 1990

Jerome Cannon

I could hear and feel the intensity in her voice on every song from ballads to uptempo.

Nanaimo Daily Free Press

Canada

Mariah Carey

August 3, 1990

Upbeat 20

Ivan Brunet

Unlike many contemporary records where music can dominate vocals as a means of disguising mediocrity, the arrangements her complement and accent Mariah's splendid vocalise.

Edmonton Journal

Canada

Mariah Carey

August 19, 1990

Helen Metella

Straits Times ★

Singapore

Mariah Carey

August 26, 1990

Christine Teo

Newcomer Mariah Carey, blessed with an extraordinary gospel-inflected voice and a wide vocal range, uses her unique gifts to invest each song with gut-wrenching passion.

South China Morning Post ★

Hong Kong

Mariah Carey

4/5

October 12, 1990

Suzanna Miao

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ★

United States

Mariah Carey

June 28, 1990

Deborah Wilker

A big-voiced, fearless singer, Mariah Carey packs loads of punch with melodic flair not heard for a long while.

Baltimore Sun ★

United States

Mariah Carey

June 29, 1990

J. D. Considine ★

Definitely a star in the making.

LA Weekly

United States

Mariah Carey

July 12, 1990

Leonard Pitts Jr.

Sometimes, she just lays back and lets the lyrics speak; that's something you can't teach, something singers usually only learn after years of perfecting their craft.

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