The Emancipation Of Mimi

Album Review of The Emancipation Of Mimi by Mariah Carey.

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The Emancipation Of Mimi

Mariah Carey

The Emancipation Of Mimi by Mariah Carey

Release Date: Apr 12, 2005
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Pop, R&B

70 Music Critic Score
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The Emancipation Of Mimi - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

Jenny-from-the-block Lopez made a big mistake when she tried to convince the world that there was a plantain-frying homegirl under the Versace jerkins. The disbelief and scorn it provoked has clung to her ever since. Undeterred, "Mimi" Carey is renouncing her own highfalutin' past and reverting to her childhood nickname (though the album sleeve reveals that designer vixenwear is exempt from emancipation).

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

The titular "Mimi" of The Emancipation of Mimi is, by all accounts, an alter ego of Mariah, a persona that captures Carey's true feelings and emotions. In case you didn't know what "emancipation" means, Mariah helpfully provides a dictionary definition of the word in the opening pages of the liner notes for her eighth proper album: it means "to free from restraint, control, oppression, or the power of another" or "to free from any controlling influence" or "to free somebody from restrictions or conventions. " So, on The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah frees herself from the constraints of being herself, revealing herself to be -- well, somebody that looks startlingly like Beyoncé, if the cover art is any indication.

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