🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Mariah Carey

Morning! Time for more of this I reckon.

B&S do not very well and this forum sinks even further in my estimations

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
R.E.M. 4.38
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.3
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.3
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
The Spice Girls 1.81

And now, Mariah


What’s the score then?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

Best single

  • Vision Of Love
  • Love Takes Time
  • Someday
  • Emotions
  • Can’t Let Go
  • Make It Happen
  • I’ll Be There
  • Dreamlover
  • Hero
  • Without You
  • Anytime You Need A Friend
  • Endless Love
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Fantasy
  • One Sweet Day
  • Open Arms
  • Always Be My Baby
  • Honey
  • Butterfly
  • My All
  • When You Believe
  • I Still Believe
  • Heartbreaker
  • Thank God I Found You
  • Against All Odds
  • Loverboy
  • Don’t Stop
  • Through The Rain
  • I Know What You Want
  • Boy (I Need You)
  • It’s Like That
  • We Belong Together
  • Shake It Off
  • Get Your Number
  • Don’t Forget About Us
  • Say Somethin
  • Touch My Body
  • Bye Bye
  • I Want To Know What Love Is
  • #Beautiful

0 voters

Where is the zero?


I’ve given a 3. A lot of turgid shite but also a fair few absolute bangers and that voice deserves a couple of points on it’s own.

I honestly only know All I Want for Christmas Is You off the top of my head, and as such I am not voting.

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Butterfly is a good album. The latest album was good. All I want for christmas is you is a classic. Hard to say but as I find a large portion of it unbearable I’m going to say 2

If she reigned in her voice a bit more often she’d probably be much better.


If she reigned in her voice a bit more often she’d probably be much better.

Why sing one note when you can sing forty?

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Less than no patience for vocal histrionics. Sappy as hell. By all reports a bit of a pampered nightmare of a human.

Going to give one more point that deserved.


I bloody love Mariah.
Don’t think I’ve ever properly listened to a full album but she has some absolute bangers.
Always Be My Baby was my most scrobbled song on Last.fm.

4 because she has quite a lot of filler.


Hard to care either way on this one. A few great pop songs, one of the all-time classic christmas songs, and a lot of rubbish.

Her voice is astounding but I’m really not a fan of technical displays of virtuosity for the sake of them.

That whole style of singing where it’s about demonstrating the singer’s range and runs is the equivalent of someone doing a 5 minute guitar solo across the whole song and it does my head in. Just sing the fucking melody!


Yeah I’ll go to bat for her, went on a big Mariah binge last year. Think the really early pop stuff has aged badly and I’m not that keen on her basic ballads generally but her more R&B sounding stuff (I.e. when she had more influence in the studio) is consistently really good.
Butterfly’s one of the best slow R&B records of the 90s and Breakdown is one of the best songs ever written

Daydream’s also really good. Last couple of records are really solid too. Bloody love the Miguel duet on …Elusive Chanteuse


Oh god just remembered how great GTFO is.

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No idea outside of a couple of singles




Deserves a decent score for Fantasy alone.

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Was thinking the other day about how fucked up her situation with Tommy Motola (?) was. I feel like she’s OK to have her diva antics having gone through that


Exactly. Plus she seems very able to poke fun at herself now and was always in on the joke I think.

I really dont think that was the case at all, especially in the 00s

She basically had a full on mental breakdown

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Yeah but all the stuff about demanding puppies in her dressing room etc got massively exaggerated and played on.

A genuinely astonishing vocalist who I don’t really like that many songs by