Mariah Carey – Almost Home

WHAT. THE. F. Mimi.

When have you ever needed to resort to heavy post-processing of your voice. What happened, Mimi,to your days of Hero [MV]? With a voice as rich as yours, a song like Almost Home feels almost stooping as low as the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen (and I can be caught humming to Call Me Maybe [MV]). But let’s say it like it is, as much as you loved creating tribute videos and remixes to Jepsen’s tune, we know for a fact that she can’t reach the heights of Hero or even the glass-breaking pop height of Heartbreaker [MV].

Since the demise of Whitney Houston, Mariah stands alone in the ground of pop music. Sorry, Xtina, B, and Alicia.

But even as disappointing as Almost Home can be, it’s a HUGE step up from Mariah’s kind of a comeback with the completely disappointing — ironically — Triumphant (Get’Em) [MV], which barely featured Mariah and flooded us with Rick Ross and Meek Mill instead.

I’m shocked they got David LaChapelle for the video since it’s a pretty run of the mill music video for a movie, featuring pretty graphics from Oz, The Great and Powerful — which, you know, has exceeded expectations over the weekend [1][2][3] — and quite nice black & white shots of Mimi being all dramatic and mopey.

Though Disney has improved Mimi, by stirring your 90s memories, this is certainly not top-notch Mimi, and I want that back. The fact that people are praising the song speaks more of the state of the pop music industry than anything else.

Ghost Writer

Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

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