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A Declaration of Independence: Mariah Carey’s “Fourth of July”

Vincent Anthony | July 4, 2018

In 1997, Mariah Carey released her magnum opus, Butterfly, amidst marital and professional turmoil. She not only wanted out of her stifling marriage, but the constricting box she had been stuffed in musically, as well. With few fucks given, she dropped the “Honey” single and music video – igniting controversy about her […]


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Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ is Music’s Most Underrated Album

Vincent Anthony | September 16, 2017

September 16, 1997. In September 1997, Mariah Carey released Butterfly, her self-described favorite and best album. Among her adoring fans, the #Lambily, it is widely considered the fan-favorite and best album as well, though some do differ in opinion. Still, Butterfly remains a sorely underrated classic in the grander scheme […]



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18 lyrics from Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ that’ll put you in your feelings

Vincent Anthony | September 16, 2015

Mariah Carey’s Butterfly is one of the most honest, emotionally introspective albums ever released. Aside from the Prince cover “The Beautiful Ones,” all the lyrics were penned, as usual, by Ms. Carey herself. In honor of it’s 18th Anniversary, I’ve collected a list of the 18 most emotionally charged lyrics from […]






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Reliving the Splendor: Mariah’s nostalgic storytelling on Butterfly

Vincent Anthony | October 3, 2014

Arguably the most captivating tracks on Mariah Carey’s Butterfly are the trifecta of “The Roof,” “Fourth of July,” and “My All.”  On each of these songs, Mariah showcases her lyrical prowess not solely through rhyme or clever lines, but rather through her superb and imagery laden storytelling.  All three have one thing in […]


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I Wanna Be Your Babydoll: The longings of a Butterfly

Vincent Anthony | September 26, 2014

In the video for “Butterfly,” Mariah Carey emulated the imagery and storyline of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll.  However, the inspiration didn’t stop there.  On the album Butterfly, she included a song titled “Babydoll” as well.  Perhaps the best example of  her yearning for the intangible on Butterfly, “Babydoll” is a song where Mariah longs for […]