Can't Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
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  • Summary: Miley breaks free from her role as Hannah Montana on Disney with a third CD of big ballads and dance beats.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Despite her best rebellious efforts, Miley's just not (yet) that thorny a girl.
  2. It's a Top 40 record of a high order, packed with electro-pop hooks and big Kelly Clarkson-style shout-along choruses. Cyrus' 17-year-old ire--however genuine it is--just adds spice.
  3. At times Can't Be Tamed feels perfunctory, getting the job of showing Cyrus is growing up without making her too mature for her still-young fan base and little else.
  4. Throughout Can't Be Tamed Cyrus seems checked out of her vocal performances, singing with neither the tween-queen enthusiasm of her Hannah Montana material nor the confrontational energy of 2008's Breakout.
  5. There's nothing raunchy or attitudinal here, just blustering dance-pop numbers and mushy ballads that owe a debt to Lady Gaga, minus all the flesh, spunk and bonkers stilettos.
  6. It's hard to escape the feeling that, in seeking to establish a more individual identity, Cyrus has become more generic. This is compounded by the fact that the songs just aren't strong enough to overcome the customary production.
  7. When you get right down to it, not only is Can't Be Tamed a confused statement of a record, but it's a pretty boring listen as well, as Cyrus hits on tired old pop trends (AutoTune? Really?) as a way to deliver her quasi-edgy new persona to a much more intelligent mainstream audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 42
  2. Negative: 9 out of 42
  1. Sep 2, 2012
    10
    If you really listen to all the songs of the album.it shows the world so much love!All your review is just base on your hatred towards Miley! Hate you people! Expand
  2. ShivangiG
    Jun 27, 2010
    10
    Miley has made a lot of efforts on this video. All songs are very nice according to her age and i loved the collection. Long Live Miley
  3. Mar 7, 2014
    8
    I am giving this album a positive review, particularly because she is one of the few singers who can handle the autotune live. Her songs 'Can't be Tamed' and 'Who owns my Heart' are the highlights of the album. Even though she has received flak for her provocative image, her songs are still catchy, and sprinkled with a pinch of autotune to give it a great finish. Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2011
    5
    I won't call Cyrus "untalented", that'd be a lie. But I will say that Can't Be Tamed fails at showing Cyrus's maturity. While "Who Owns My Heart" shows a more seductive side of Cyrus, and no doubt shows off her attractive vocals, "Liberty Walk" and "Every Rose Has Its Thorns" seem to show a bit of weakness when it comes to uniqueness. While the album's lead single, "Can't Be Tamed", is not a bad dance track at all and is lyrically valuable, it refuses to stand out. Cyrus has fantastic intentions, and she'll no doubt blow our minds someday, but right now, let's focus on drifting her from Disney. Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2011
    5
    This is just a bad pop record. Bad production and bad vocals. The album does have some highlights with songs like "Liberty Walk", "Forgiveness & Love" and the infamous "Can't Be Tamed" but other than those tracks the album is just so-so. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2011
    4
    Lacks any kind of originality and just isn't that creative of a record. Though tracks like "Who Owns My Heart" show us that Cyrus can in fact be irresistible, the rest of the album is just too generic and dumbed down by poor lyrics and an overuse of Auto-Tune. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2013
    0
    Do any of us need to pretend that there is any hidden talent in this pop disaster? No. This is garbage and belongs in the dump. It boggles my mind how paid critics think this is musical genius while the actual public buying this trash refutes it as just that; trash. Expand

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