It’s crazy to think that Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is the FOURTEENTH studio album from Ms. Mariah.  It was released last month – May 23, 2014 to be specific.  While I enjoy Mariah’s music, I think the last album of hers I actually bought (and played the heck out of) was Daydream – which came out in 1995 and was her fifth album.  So I’m a little bit behind on all things Mariah – but figured it was time to check her out again and see what I’ve been missing! The album has 15 tracks and 4 “deluxe” songs.

Make It Look Good
You’re Mine
You Don’t Know What To Do
One More Try
Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

It’s a Wrap
Betcha Gon’ Know
The Art of Letting Go

I’m sad to say that this CD was pretty disappointing.  I like Beautiful (but it may be because I’ve heard it several times before as a single) and I also enjoyed Make It Look Good.  While Mariah can sing and there is no denying that, a lot of the songs seemed like she was trying too hard to be current. Maybe this is the evolution she has taken since I stopped listening to her, but I can’t see myself giving this CD heavy rotation.  In fact, I had to skip You Don’t Know What To Do before it even ended because I just couldn’t stand to finish it all the way.  The addition of her children on Supernatural could have been cute, but it was a bit too much of the kiddos. I’d give this 3 out of 5 stars and that is being generous.

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