Top positive review
A painfully underrated album
on 4 June 2015
Rainbow is one of her best albums and so so underrated. A work of art with many standouts
1. Heartbreaker (featuring Jay-Z) 10/10
A combination of some of the best selling artists in history and one hell of lead single. Opens up the album very well and sets a great tone
2. Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) 10/10
A beautiful ballad with some of her best vocals ever, in my opinion. Simply flawless
3. Bliss 9/10
Relaxed R&B vibe throughout the track with some great whistle notes, not one of the best on the album but a fair addition
4. How Much (featuring Usher) 10/10
The kind of collaboration you'd expect between these two and they pull it off just as you'd hope for
5. After Tonight 9/10
A great ballad, like a part 2 to My All. Stunning climax and of course her vocals are phenomenal
6. X-Girlfriend 10/10
A personal favourite which was very in tune with the style of the late 90s. So damn catchy!
7. Heartbreaker (Remix featuring Da Brat & Missy Elliott) 8/10
Obviously not as good as the original but, for a remix, very good and fits so well on the album. Not too different or too the same from the original. Just right
8. Vulnerability (Interlude) 9/10
A great, dramatic build up to the smash hit "Against All Odds" (her second UK number 1 single). Stunning
9. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) 10/10
Beautiful cover of a beautiful song. Mariah does it justice and doesn't make it too much like the original.
10. Crybaby (featuring Snoop Dogg) 10/10
Lyrics that you just want to sing along to all day. It WILL get stuck in your head!
11. Did I Do That? 10/10
Most people hate this song but I truly think it's so good. Her vocals are enticing and it's innovative. I really like it
12. Petals 10/10
My favourite song on the album. Incredibly emotional and personal and leaves you stunned
13. Rainbow (Interlude) 10/10
A beautiful way to cross from Petals to Thank God I Found You. Love it
14. Thank God I Found You (featuring Joe & 98 Degrees) 10/10
A great closing song to the album. Her vocals blend SO well with the track and the features are chosen very well and not just for commercial hype. A well deserved number US 1 single.
As a whole, I think this is one of Mariah's strongest efforts. I could listen to it for ages and not get bored. Always something new and fresh coming up and leaves you wanting more. Definitely recommend