Supermoon is heartfelt and spiritual, and brings a new intimacy to the old tunes. The largest difference is that the sparseness on the Supermoon versions feels more focused; with a narrower range of instruments to fill the space, Carey has better control over the mood, which feels less scattered than his LPs. The highlight is "In the Stream," the sole representative from Carey's 2010 debut All We Grow. It's a subtle, orchestral stunner, with violins and pianos touchingly complementing Carey's soft tenor; the song's closing violin swell is likely Carey's most touching moment here.
Thematic and cohesive, Supermoon eschews the scattered folk of his LPs for an attentive, intimate perspective on some old tracks that should tide fans of Carey over until his next proper record. (Jagjaguwar)