POX: Mary J Blige.

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There's not enough Mary love on this board. Picking only 10 is rather difficult, but here goes (I'm not counting her guest-spots because that would make it totally impossible):

I Love You
All That I Can Say
Searching
Be Happy
Real Love
Oooh
Seven Days
I'm Goin'Down
No One Will Do
My Life

The Brainwasher, Sunday, 12 August 2007 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

"Love is all we need"?

Christyles, Monday, 13 August 2007 06:11 (eleven years ago) link

That's a great one, yes...

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 06:22 (eleven years ago) link

My personal favourite is PMS.

Christyles, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 06:25 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

giving this another go:

I Love You
I Found My Everything
Share My World
All That I Can Day
Mary's Joint
Baggage
Seven Days
Love No Limit
I Can Love You
Real Love

half troll half biscuit (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 07:21 (ten years ago) link

i am bumping this b/c i still have to think about it more but it should not be getting 0 responses

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:15 (ten years ago) link

Why are the last two albums overlooked?

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:25 (ten years ago) link

well I listed two songs from Breakthrough ("I Found My Everything" is a triumph, especially in the context of her discography), but Growing Pains really isn't up to the standard of her earlier stuff (besides "Hurt Again" which would make my top 20).

i brings that levity (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:28 (ten years ago) link

'roses' as well!!

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:29 (ten years ago) link

yeah "Roses" is amazing ("you suck it up!!"). I should probably revisit Growing Pains, haven't listened to it in a while.

i brings that levity (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:29 (ten years ago) link

I'd rank the albums:

Share My World
My Life
The Breakthrough
What's The 411?
Mary
Growing Pains
No More Drama
Love & Life

i brings that levity (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:32 (ten years ago) link

"Roses," "Stay Down" (which almost made my top ten of the year)," and "Fade Away" are damn fine.

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:33 (ten years ago) link

It's funny listening to "Roses" after those steroid allegations.

"Fade Away" and "Work in Progress" are great too.

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lou, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:35 (ten years ago) link

"YOU figure it out! HAHAHAHAHA"

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:58 (ten years ago) link

http://i38.tinypic.com/19auep.jpg

i brings that levity (The Brainwasher), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 02:16 (ten years ago) link

"Fade Away" has one of my favorite Ne-Yo lyrics, and Mary bending her mouth around a couple of polysyllabic words.

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 02:20 (ten years ago) link

"Til the Morning" is the only thing from Growing Pains that really stuck with me. That and the Swizz Beats remix of "Just Fine".

ABC-DISNEY-PITCHFORK (The Reverend), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 04:46 (ten years ago) link

eleven months pass...

My one-CD mix at the moment:

1. All That I Can Say
2. Real Love
3. I Love You
4. Roses
5. Sweet Thing
6. No One Will Do
7. Work That
8. PMS
9. I'm Goin' Down
10. Tonight
11. MJB Da MVP
12. When We
13. You Bring Me Joy
14. Seven Days
15. My Life
16. Not Gon' Cry
17. Be Happy

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 25 January 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) link

'nother shot at sequencing:

1. Real Love
2. I Love You
3. All That I Can Say
4. Roses
5. Sweet Thing
6. No One Will Do
7. Work That
8. PMS
9. You Bring Me Joy
10. I'm Goin' Down
11. Tonight
12. MJB Da MVP
13. When We
14. My Life
15. Not Gon' Cry
16. Be Happy
17. Seven Days

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 25 January 2010 23:38 (nine years ago) link

Did anyone buy the new album? It's gotten NO publicity.

Blue Fucks Like Ben Nelson (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 January 2010 23:58 (nine years ago) link

I did and reviewed it...
http://www.lasvegascitylife.com/articles/2010/01/08/music/cd/iq_33517529.txt

Love "Tonight," which is just dark and cool.

Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:18 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

where's the love for this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VXjfkoGihM&ob=av2e

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Sunday, 17 October 2010 23:13 (eight years ago) link

i've listened to this song like 80x today

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Sunday, 17 October 2010 23:13 (eight years ago) link

Where is the love for "All That I Can Say"? Man, that's aged beautifully, even if it sounds like a Lauryn Hill demo.

raging hetero lifechill (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 October 2010 00:07 (eight years ago) link

All Lauryn Hill writes sound exactly like Lauryn Hill songs.

straight outta furnace (The Reverend), Monday, 18 October 2010 04:32 (eight years ago) link

I recently showed a lot of love for "Love @ 1st Sight" on this list: al ship's top 50 rap/r&b crossover singles of the 00s -- which is your favorite?

underrated bobos I have honked (some dude), Monday, 18 October 2010 14:02 (eight years ago) link

What is the source of Puffy's loop for "Be Happy"? It's so perfect. And it fits right in with current crop of slomo house/edits business.

andrew m., Monday, 18 October 2010 15:12 (eight years ago) link

found it. Curtis Mayfield, "You're so good to me"

andrew m., Monday, 18 October 2010 15:21 (eight years ago) link

Love and Life is a guilty pleasure of mine. I mean "guilty pleasure" as in "I can't admit to liking this album without getting my butt kicked by Mary J. stans". They just have seething hatred for it and I don't know why.

I've played polar pool for far too long (MintIce), Monday, 18 October 2010 16:37 (eight years ago) link

i don't get it either
could someone explain it to me?

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Monday, 18 October 2010 16:38 (eight years ago) link

It's because they had high expectation due to Mary and Puffy working again and they were disappointed. I really don't see what was the big deal. She wasn't depressed like she was during My Life, but they still wanted her to sing about her man doing her wrong and the likes. So called Mary J. stans hate when she is happy and singing more upbeat songs (which was what Puff was doing at the time). They are such manic depressants.

lilsoulbrother, Monday, 18 October 2010 17:54 (eight years ago) link

weird. her happy songs are my favorites. in fact, i wish someone would POX happy beat-heavy mary songs (family affair, etc)

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Monday, 18 October 2010 18:04 (eight years ago) link

family affair is, like, the apotheosis of happiness. i don't think enough people get that song.

horseshoe, Monday, 18 October 2010 18:05 (eight years ago) link

i do think because the early mary albums were so characterized by pain some people can't deal with the shift.

horseshoe, Monday, 18 October 2010 18:06 (eight years ago) link

they should've paid attention during "real love" then!

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Monday, 18 October 2010 18:10 (eight years ago) link

Been really loving E-Smoove's Dub Mix of "You Bring Me Joy." I put it up here the other day.

andrew m., Monday, 18 October 2010 18:48 (eight years ago) link

could someone give me a list of these songs and i'll try to put together a grooveshark playlist o algo asi

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Monday, 18 October 2010 18:52 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

i've listened to this song like 80x today

― The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Sunday, October 17, 2010 6:13 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark

AGAIN

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 16:14 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

I'm really feeling many of these tonight, especially "Mary Jane."

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:39 (one week ago) link

I more or less agree with your rankings here, but the Rihanna ones... not so much. Any chance of you linking that one too?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:06 (one week ago) link


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