By Leah Greenblatt
Updated September 23, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
Mariah Carey
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Mariah Carey has already found radio rapture with Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel‘s first two singles, the brash synth kiss-off ”Obsessed” and a soaring cover of Foreigner’s schmaltz-supreme ballad ”I Want to Know What Love Is.” Still, it’s puzzling to hear one of music’s most powerful voices continually corralled into a feathery R&B midrange; imperfections are nowhere to be found on Memoirs, but neither are many true revelations. B

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