Tasty Tracks of 2013: #Beautiful by Mariah Carey ft Miguel

Continuing a trend that started in 2012, much of the music released in 2013 felt like a renaissance of 90s pop and a salve for the EDM fatigue many music fans and critics seem to be experiencing. As such, Mariah Carey and Miguel's duet, "#Beautiful," is a pleasurable, breezy summer love song. Carey's soprano has aged--as most diva's voices do--into rougher character, but she can use that older instrument to create a more sensual and effecting performance than she managed in her youth. What is most charming about "#Beautiful" is that the singer sounds so relaxed and refreshed; her pairing with Miguel adds just a dash of contemporary flare, showing that Mariah's skill has only deepened with time.

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