Rolling Stone - p.663.5 stars out of 5
-- "The result is Carey's most sonically and tonally coherent release, a mix of love ballads and sassy breakup anthems."
Entertainment Weekly - p.56
"[With] the brash synth kiss-off 'Obsessed' and a soaring cover of Foreigner's schmaltz-supreme ballad 'I Want to Know What Love Is.'" -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.36) - "'The Impossible' takes its cue from early-'90s group Jodeci's 'Forever My Lady.' Overall, Carey's throwback vibe on 'Memoirs' is refreshing and much welcomed."
Personnel: Julio Miranda (guitar); Arturo Solar (trumpet, flugelhorn); Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Leon Bisquera (keyboards); Alex Al (bass guitar); Ronnie Gutierrez (percussion); Sherry Tatum, Mary Ann Tatum, Sherry McGhee (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Pensado; Phil Tan.
Liner Note Author: Mariah Carey.
Editor: Johanna Cox.
Photographers: Rachel McIntosh; Rachel McIntosh; Roger Wong; Alexei Hay; Kip Meyer; Steve Mundinger; Bill Boatman; Michael Thompson ; Dennis MacDonald; Mariah Carey; Bill Boatman.