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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
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  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. 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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  1. Negative: 3 out of 110
  1. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    This album is fresh, slick and cohesive while still sounding like classic Mariah. Without a single filler on the album this is definitelyThis album is fresh, slick and cohesive while still sounding like classic Mariah. Without a single filler on the album this is definitely Mariah Carey at her best. An essential listen for R&B fans. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    A quality rescue was made by Mariah. The album is loud and bright. An artist from the 1920s to sound so current is practically impossible. TheA quality rescue was made by Mariah. The album is loud and bright. An artist from the 1920s to sound so current is practically impossible. The best song on the album is Giving Me Life (feat. Slick rick & blood orange), with the sound of a light guitar, Mr. Carey's voice stands out as a perfect marriage. With absolute certainty, this is one of the best songs of 2018. Highlight the songs Caution, A No No, 8th Grade, The distance (feat. Dolla $ ign) and Portrait. Congratulations Mariah, for being one of the few artists of the 1990s to create an innovative material without leaving the roots that put it in the world of music. 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. Jan 12, 2019
    10
    After 4 years, Mariah returns with an album that is fresh and cohesive. Every song on the album works with each other to create an overallAfter 4 years, Mariah returns with an album that is fresh and cohesive. Every song on the album works with each other to create an overall vibe, and she is not singing out of her comfort zone but rather focusing on her strengths. Her signature whistle notes are present on a few tracks, but her voice truly shines on songs like “Giving Me Life” that utilize primarily her lower register. It creates a dark, atmospheric sound that Mariah has not previously explored. The artists she chose to collaborate with on this album also bring something fresh to the table, especially Blood Orange. No one could have guessed that they would collaborate, but they have created one of the Lambily’s favorite songs to date with an outro that is as epic as something from a Prince album. There are no skips on this album, plenty of bops, and a few melancholic moments here and there. Each song evokes a different mood, and that is what Mariah does best: she doesn’t create songs for the times, she creates songs for moods, and in doing so her music transcends space and time. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Melhor álbum da Mariah desde o TEOM, impecável, cada faixa com muita qualidade ⚠❤
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    The production is incredible, I love how she used Drake's producer, but yet it still has that signature Mariah feel. Her songwriting isThe production is incredible, I love how she used Drake's producer, but yet it still has that signature Mariah feel. Her songwriting is incredible as always, and vocals were perfect, not oversinging which I appreciate! This album did not disappoint! 10 out of 10 definitely Expand
  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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