Can't Be Tamed

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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. 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.
  6. 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.
  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: 29 out of 54
  2. Negative: 10 out of 54
  1. 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
  2. Apr 12, 2015
    10
    RAINHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HINÁRIORAINHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HINÁRIO INJUSTIÇADÍSSIMO Expand
  3. 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! Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2016
    7
    Miley Cyrus puts all her efforts into displaying an edgier look. I loved "Can't Be Tamed," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Permanent December,"Miley Cyrus puts all her efforts into displaying an edgier look. I loved "Can't Be Tamed," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Permanent December," "Stay," "Scars," "Take Me Along," and "My Heart Beats for Love." In songs like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Stay," her vocals prove to be strong; on tracks like "Can't Be Tamed," she shows off her transformation into a more provocative sound. Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2013
    5
    Although she has since separated herself from her Disney given sweet southern girl persona, Miley Cyrus made an attempt in 2010 to be herAlthough she has since separated herself from her Disney given sweet southern girl persona, Miley Cyrus made an attempt in 2010 to be her alter ego Hannah Montana whilst attaining a wannabe Britney Spears-esque 'good girl gone bad' image, which ended up falling flat on her third studio album as herself Can't Be Tame. Although Auto Tuned anthems such as album opener "Liberty Walk" and lead single "Can't Be Tamed" may reach to teens in her age group, Can't Be Tamed mainly revolves around cheesy pop ballads inspired by 90s bubblegum pop and Cyrus' southern country-rock roots are all but lost in the heavy production. Let's not even mention the worst Ke$ha impression ever performed in the overwhelmingly bubbly dance-pop ballad "Permanent December". "Two More Lonely People" may be Cyrus' only achievement in this anti-rebellious mess, which ends up venturing her into country influenced synthpop territory that's still cheesy, but moderately pleasing at the same time. All in all, Can't Be Tamed is forgettable at best and should only please Cyrus' 'smilers' Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2010
    4
    this album was whatever. It wasn't that bad. I think Miley is trying to hard to be a bad girl. I can't really listen to the album. The songsthis album was whatever. It wasn't that bad. I think Miley is trying to hard to be a bad girl. I can't really listen to the album. The songs on this album isn't good like the last two. This album was close to bad. I like the pop rock version of miley cyrus better. Miley is my favorite disney star and i think while i hope she bounce back from this album. 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 myDo 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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