Mary [CD]

  • Artist: Mary J. Blige
  • SKU: 3711264
  • Release Date: 08/17/1999
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Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 13)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Yassss Ms. Mary Come Thru!

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    SUGAHOOH22
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    "Mary" MJB's fourth effort is one of her most underrated works to date. Mary dug even deeper on this record and in doing so, revealed so much more growth and greater perspective to what being a REAL artist is all about: TRUTH. Everything from the album's simple but strong album cover of MJB's face in side profile, down to the LIVE instrumentation on the deeper cuts like the soulful "The Love I Never Had" should tell you, that she didn't come to play any games. There is a richer maturity on this album and a mix of genres, which might have made it hard for some, to feel what she had to say this time around. There is still an element of Hip-Hop here on the album's dreamy opener "All That I Can Say" penned by Lauryn Hill (she also sang background vocals on the track) and the night-drive worthy "Sexy" featuring Jadakiss (which samples Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It"), but Hip-Hop doesn't take the wheel on this album, which is what makes it a stand-out. Mary shares some of her influences and other musical tastes in the revealing "Deep Inside" (which samples Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets") and her love of jazz on the warm and joyful "I'm In Love" (featuring Betty Wright on background vocals). MJB showcased the power of LIVE instrumentation on many of the deeper album cuts like "Give Me You" (penned by Diane Warren and also features Eric Clapton) and the aforementioned "The Love I Never Had", such instrumentation is MISSING in today's R&B unfortunately. As far as themes go Mary delivers with the fed-up with each other duet (with then off and on lover K-Ci-Hailey) on "Not Lookin'" and a lover having a child outside of the relationship with another woman "Your Child" which plays like a dramatic confrontation/realization of ills. MJB should have won more attention for this project because of the level of honesty portrayed throughout the 14 songs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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    Tiptop
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    This CD reminds me of Mary J. Blige evolving into another phase in life and music. This CD is awesome and a classic. She has a few artists collaborating on the CD such as: KC, and Aretha Franklin. This CD provoked a lot of strong emotions of love, letting go of bad relationships, and encouraging self worth. This was an excellent purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mary J.

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    Sparkplug
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    This CD is what Mary J. is all about, she is an artist that put her heart and soul into her God given craft.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't my favorite album

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    Bugattiboi88
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    There were only a few songs out of plenty that I actually cared for on this album. It was free practically because of my reward zone certificate..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not one of Mary J best albums

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    shawndra75
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    The album was not one of Mary J's best. I was upset I purchased it. It was sadly lacking in all categories. Do not buy as its a disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    lost my first copy so i bought it again

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    catdaddy5050
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    loved it the first time & now i love it again. happy i found it at best buy on a random trip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mary is just Mary

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    partibodi
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    Great soulful album. Nice beats and uplifting songs. A winner all the way around

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great cd

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    MTI76
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    loved it so much I needed to buy a new one to replace the one I scratched

    I would recommend this to a friend



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