Charmbracelet - Mariah Carey

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. What's particularly, notably bad here is its production.
  2. Who needs anti-depressants when you have Jesus and schmaltz?
  3. A plodding collection of ballads carefully designed to show-off her jaw-dropping vocal range to the fullest.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 62
  2. Negative: 19 out of 62
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    Charmbracelet is an acquired taste that will probably only be loved by her closest fans, though there are flashes of brilliance for everyone to enjoy, from the final explosive chorus of "Through The Rain" to the rock-influenced drama of "Bringing On The Heartbreak". The album's biggest fallback is its insistence on undersinging, which is all the more infuriating coming from a woman known for her voice. Looking past that however, there melodies are solid, the lyrics are fresh, and the album works together well as a whole. Full Review »
  2. Apr 17, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This album is an underrated album, in my opinion: it contains a lot of good songs, like the lead single Through the Rain, The one, Bringin' on the Heartbreak, etc.... It also contains two songs that are sill my favorite Mariah' songs: My saving grace and I only Wanted. I think this album is one of her best album of her career. Full Review »