Quiet Bounce: I Just Wanna Be Yours

The entire Butterfly album was a wonderful moment just before Mariah Carey started down the path of whispery speak-singing and arbitrary ho-ish behavior she's flaunted over the past decade. In fact, I would argue that this is her sexiest album full of rich vocal tones and relaxed assuredness that are so forced on later albums. This is epitomized on "Babydoll." She sounds totally comfortable with her sexual maturity despite the childish metaphor. Missy Elliot definitely helped in overcoming what could have been desperate and strange. Fantasizing about being a child's toy while drinking and compulsively checking the phone is a tough lyrical tableaux to make erotic but the sensuality is effortless. This is Mimi at her best.

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5 Responses

  1. I absolutely LOVE this cd!! I got this cd when it first came out, I was in the 10th grade, I still have it. I'm about to put it on my ipod now!

  2. Thanks for reminding me of how much I loved "Butterfly." There was great writing on this album. "Honey," the first single released, does not paint an accurate picture of the vocals and lyricism on this album.

  3. I love this album! It was a solid effort where MiMi fully came into her soul/R&B/self.

  4. This is definitely one of my favorites by Mariah. I wish she would return to this type of music

  5. I LOVE SoulBounce because we see eye-to-eye so often. "Butterfly" was the last MiMi album I bought and "Babydoll" was SO my joint! She took a wrong turn somehow after this album and things ain't been the same since. We miss the REAL MiMi...


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