Breakout

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  1. While it's still age-appropriate for minors, Breakout is for the big kids too.
  2. Breakout is unlikely fodder for the razzle-dazzle road shows and 3-D concert films to come. As a portrait of the artist as a young malcontent, though, it's rarely less than fascinating.
  3. After all this fun, Breakout's second half gets overly ballad-heavy--guess that's where the growing up factors in--although, impressively, she's a dead ringer for the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines on the mournful 'These Four Walls.'
  4. On closer inspection, it's clear Cyrus is hell-bent on stepping out of that pop princess territory--but only just.
  5. Breakout is a puzzling mishmash that makes sense only if you read between the lines and see the 15-year-old trapped in a machine that is partly of her own design.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Harmless fluff. [Nov 2008, p.114]
  7. My guess is that Breakout isn’t fun enough or accomplished enough to really excite any segment of her fan base; rather, it’s just enjoyable enough and shows just enough flashes of maturation and skill to halt doubts regarding Cyrus’s future in the entertainment industry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Sep 12, 2011
    10
    Best album by Miley. No autotune and absolutely great vocals. She's really confident in the pop-rock. The best songs are Breakout, 7 Things,Best album by Miley. No autotune and absolutely great vocals. She's really confident in the pop-rock. The best songs are Breakout, 7 Things, Fly On The Wall These Four Walls and Hovering (the last one you find it in the deluxe edition) Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    An excellent album, with very good letters and rhythms. Simply excellent.
    Some songs are really very good, and some (although they are less)
    An excellent album, with very good letters and rhythms. Simply excellent.
    Some songs are really very good, and some (although they are less) they are not so good, but in general it is an excellent album
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  3. PrudenceK.
    Jul 29, 2008
    10
    The crown jewel of a fine year in music. Cyrus has proven to stand out with the great ones, like The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, and The crown jewel of a fine year in music. Cyrus has proven to stand out with the great ones, like The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, and Joanna Newsom. This is an important album, as much as it is eternally listenable. A true testament to the perseverance of the soul. Prepare to be moved. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2015
    9
    Excelente álbum. Letras ótimas, ritmos envolventes. Um dos melhores momentos da Miley, sem dúvidas. Breakout, 7 Things, The Driveway, FullExcelente álbum. Letras ótimas, ritmos envolventes. Um dos melhores momentos da Miley, sem dúvidas. Breakout, 7 Things, The Driveway, Full Circle, These Four Walls, Simple Song e Goodbye são os destaques. Expand
  5. GabbyG.
    Aug 13, 2008
    9
    Yes this is still generally teen pop, but if you ask me she sounds much older and mature in this album. Theres a variety of sounds, and good Yes this is still generally teen pop, but if you ask me she sounds much older and mature in this album. Theres a variety of sounds, and good ones none-the-less. Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2013
    5
    Let's be honest she has the best production team money can by Rock Mafia and etc. This album I will name good songs: Fly on the Wall (Her bestLet's be honest she has the best production team money can by Rock Mafia and etc. This album I will name good songs: Fly on the Wall (Her best song in my opinion. EVER), Bottom of the Ocean (Her voice is a little whinny). See You Again (Why not little girls can sing along to it). Someday (Sweet sound). Hovering (Her brother makes it a little annoying but its straight). Breakout (Summer song). The Driveway and Simple Song (Nice sounds). Goodbye. You know what all the production and lyrics are straight its her voice. I think the production is the only thing that keeps her alive cause she aint the best singer. Almost every other female besides Raven, Bella, Debby, and anyone younger then 14 (Not including the McClain Sisters cause they got a really good voices). Her voice is pitchy and winny like Bella Thorne. Bella and Miley if Disney never existed You two would have never made one profesional song. And yeah I liked the last 2 seasons of Hannah Montana. Yeah I like a few Hannah and Miley songs just cause they catchy dont make them good. Party in the USA (Catchy her voice not). Miley is only so popular because of Hannah who personally I dont know how just does, but she sounds better I may be crazy there, but eh. Hannah also looks better then Miley in the last 2 seasons. Miley used to look good before she cut her hair and dyed it. Want my advice listen to the actual song (a.k.a. Instrumental) over the actual song (Lyrically). Only listen to Fly on the Wall and Someday with the lyrics because there guilty pleasures of mine. But everything else. No. Expand
  7. ChrisC
    Jul 24, 2008
    0
    Ugh. All this annoying obsession over some girl the record company picked up off the street and manufactured into a pop icon. Her music Ugh. All this annoying obsession over some girl the record company picked up off the street and manufactured into a pop icon. Her music isn't about the music, it's about selling the performer to hoards of sheepish teenagers. I long for the day I can walk into a CVS and not see her face ten dozen times by the time I walk out. Expand

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