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7 Things
I probably shouldn't say this but at times I get so scared When I think about the previous relationship we shared It was awesome but we lost it it's... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  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. Nov 30, 2020
    10
    Has great covers such as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! I love it!!
  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. DontWorryAboutMyName
    Jul 25, 2009
    9
    Miley's voice has very well matured, and almost all her songs were written, or co-written by her, I think that's is really amazing, Miley's voice has very well matured, and almost all her songs were written, or co-written by her, I think that's is really amazing, for a 16, actually 15 year old when she released this album! Her songs were written to be reliable to girls her age, and most people reviewing this are over the age of 20, so of course they're going to give it a bad rating, for someone who's Miley's age, like myself I love this album very much & I am looking forward to other albums by this lovely gal. 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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