Album review: Mariah Carey – ‘Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel’

Album review: Mariah Carey - 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel'


The queen of sugared pop offers much of the same

We learn a lot from the mini [i]Elle[i] magazine included with [a]Mariah Carey[/a]’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[/i] is one of her top five favourite films, and she never leaves the house without her personal copy of the [i]Bible[/i]. She cherishes her fans. The album itself revelas she’s also got a penchant for exhuming the sickly-sweet memory of Minnie Riperton’s [b]‘Loving You’[/b] and setting it to 17 different slow jamz drenched in studio gloss.

[b]Tim Chester[/b]