Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2009
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mariah is in fine voice throughout the album, and there are plenty of inspired moments to be found....Which makes it all the more disappointing that the album's final stretch devolves into a mess of old-school Mariah rehashes that should have been left in the past.
  2. That nuance is mostly gone on Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, Ms. Carey’s 12th studio album, which manages simplicity and clutter all at once.
  3. The album itself reveals 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.
  4. Though it's commendable to stick with one set of producers to give a sense of cohesion, Memoirs could have done with some variation.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 54
  2. Negative: 9 out of 54
  1. TarekM.
    Oct 1, 2009
    10
    MC's latest doesn't disappoint but in fact proves to be a very refreshing R&B experience.
  2. Jun 26, 2015
    0
    Most overrated crap EVER!!!! Her songs are SO frigging annoying! The songs were complete garbage (most of them) and I just couldn't stand it.Most overrated crap EVER!!!! Her songs are SO frigging annoying! The songs were complete garbage (most of them) and I just couldn't stand it. I also beat up MC in SSB3DS&Wii U (not in a looooooong time) but still, AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!!!!!! Buy New Super Mario Bros. U instead. Full Review »
  3. ScooterC.
    Oct 5, 2009
    6
    This album is ALL over the place! The lyrics are fascinating, yet a bit forced. Mariah's voice is a whisper or high whistle notes. This album is ALL over the place! The lyrics are fascinating, yet a bit forced. Mariah's voice is a whisper or high whistle notes. Arrangements are intensely over produced or very simple, like my favorite LANGUISHING. H.A.T.E.U. is good, so is OBSESSED, but enough with the remixes BORING! Full Review »