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Mariah Carey: The Emancipation of Mimi

Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 14 April 2005

SOMEONE RECENTLY POSITED that there was no greater high and low attained in American culture than those had by Michael Jackson. If that's true, you have to imagine that Mariah Carey comes in somewhere in the top 100, at the very least. But everybody loves an underdog and since Michael's not making records any longer, Mariah is the best one that America has to offer. After the double-low of Glitter and the unfairly maligned Charmbracelet.

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