In an effort to start producing more content for Action and Action, I thought I would attempt to start some recurring features (keyword: attempt,) beginning with today's "I am a grown man and I listen to." This is an idea that occurred to me today as I walked around Montreal trying to get somebody to fix my frozen HTC touch (which in the wake of the iPhone's release, is about as appealing and useful to me as a piece of human excrement that has the ability to make phone calls,) all the while listening to Mariah's massive 2005 comeback album, the Emancipation of Mimi.
Although I have been a fan for many years, I have been especially enjoying this album as of late, as it really is remarkable to me that she was able to put out a 10 million selling album only a few years removed from the Glitter debacle (and her ensuing mental breakdown,) and another lackluster selling album in Charmbracelet. I've found out the hard way that the music industry can be pretty unforgiving, and at her age you definitely don't get too many second chances, so I think it's pretty cool that she was able to score her biggest ever US hit with We Belong Together:
As Mariah recently passed Elvis on the list of most number 1 hits in the rock era with 18 (she is second only to the Beatles who have 20,) she definitely has some other songs that are worth listening to. Like this one. And this one. And this one. And despite the fact that I am a grown man, I enjoy each and every one of them. Mariah Carey, I salute you. You are still probably crazy though.