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  • Summary: The 15th full-length studio release for the pop singer features guest appearances from Blood Orange, Gunna, Slick Rick, and Ty Dolla Sign.
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Runway
[Intro] How it feels to fly How it feels to fly Runway, runway, runway [Verse 1] They'll come a day when we won't have to fight Won't be around, who... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    100
    A neat album of only 10 tracks. We find her in life-admin mode, clearing out any dispensable trash that she no longer has time or the inclination for. ... Sublime.
  2. 83
    On her 15th studio album, the breezy, pleasingly defiant Caution, she finds a freshness that’s been missing from her recent material.
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    80
    With tracks produced by Timbaland, Skrillex and DJ Mustard, Carey duly pays homage to the sounds prevalent at different stages of her career whilst remaining fresh and contemporary.
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    80
    No songs are highly energized, but Carey sounds like she's deriving joy from each one.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    80
    On Caution, she is still doing it better than most of her students, and sounds more comfortable than she has in quite a while.
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    75
    She’ll employ of-the-moment producers to add current touches to her tracks, but the way she uses them on Caution results in her fine-tuning her aesthetic, not bending to current playlist-friendly trends.
  7. Nov 26, 2018
    67
    Previously, Mariah Carey has made it clear that she’s been through too much to care what anyone else thinks, shrugging off critics and denying all drama. On Caution, Carey has channeled that energy into the music itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 198
  1. Jun 22, 2019
    10
    I was spellbound a few minutes into the album! She got me hooked to those R&B bangers like crazy. 'The Distance', 'Giving Me Life' and GTFOI was spellbound a few minutes into the album! She got me hooked to those R&B bangers like crazy. 'The Distance', 'Giving Me Life' and GTFO are my favourites! Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    Mariah Carey has delivered us a truly masterpiece. Beating through all rumors and speculations on her abilities, she show us, once again, thatMariah Carey has delivered us a truly masterpiece. Beating through all rumors and speculations on her abilities, she show us, once again, that she is a music genius. Mariah reinvent her music once more, and give us an album with delicious vocals and perfect lyrics and great aesthetical R&B sounds. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    This album proves that she really has everything to be called a legend.
    She really showed that she is the best songwriter, i love the lyrics,
    This album proves that she really has everything to be called a legend.
    She really showed that she is the best songwriter, i love the lyrics, the production.
    NO SKIP!!!
    Her best album since The Emancipation Of Mimi.
    SHE IS AMAZING!!!
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  4. Apr 1, 2020
    10
    top 3 best albums from Mariah ! if it wasn't for the nostalgia of Butterfly and the prime vocals of Daydream, Caution would be her best album.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    Her best since Butterfly. I wish Runway made the standard version of the album
  6. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    Amazing album that’s brings mariah Carey’s nostalgic R&B style into modern times.
  7. Nov 21, 2018
    0
    classic repeated sound, another album thats sounds like a recycled material from her 90s stuff. DEAL WITH IT.

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