Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Her new album isn't half bad. Of course, that means it's also only half good, but Can't Be Tamed is full of the catchiest Top 40 hits money can buy.
  5. 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.
  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. 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.
  8. A lot of its songs are ballads that ooze sap like an abandoned sponge.
  9. 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.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 273 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 273
  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!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! Full Review »
  2. KevinG
    Jun 23, 2010
    0
    she is acting like a complete whore in this video and she is just trying too hard to have sex appeal and she just doesnt because she is still she is acting like a complete whore in this video and she is just trying too hard to have sex appeal and she just doesnt because she is still a minor. Full Review »
  3. RezJ
    Jun 28, 2010
    3
    Yes, she has a rich dad and she can make albums anytime!! but seriously, is there anyone can stop her? with this album she's trying to Yes, she has a rich dad and she can make albums anytime!! but seriously, is there anyone can stop her? with this album she's trying to show the dark part of he soul. but she's still a kid and walking to these sexy things are so soon for her. nobody forget you dancing on Hannah Montana. the album can recieve the nomination for Worst Album of the year. Full Review »