Album review: Mariah Carey - 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel'
The queen of sugared pop offers much of the same
5 / 10
We learn a lot from the mini Elle[i] magazine included with Mariah Carey’s new album. It’s packed full of insights on the pneumatic-breasted Grammy magnet. She wears pink velour tracksuits round the house and thigh-high Stella McCartneys on the town. Her Elizabeth Arden fragrance has top notes of dewy green apple. [i]Elf
is one of her top five favourite films, and she never leaves the house without her personal copy of the Bible
. She cherishes her fans. The album itself revelas she’s also got a penchant for exhuming the sickly-sweet memory of Minnie Riperton’s ‘Loving You’
and setting it to 17 different slow jamz drenched in studio gloss.