Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  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. 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.'
  3. 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.
  4. While Breakout isn't as much of a breakthrough as it could be, it still moves Miley closer to an identity and career outside of Hannah.
  5. With Breakout, Cyrus has clearly made a choice to break from the shiny, happy "Hannah Montana" character, but she hasn't scuffed her sound up so much that her fans won't recognize that she's just being Miley.
  6. The only thing Britney ever did better was cut loose, and even through Breakout's title suggests both a debutante's cotillion (leaving Disneyland and entering the airwaves) and an emotional liberation, Miley often sounds held-back and controlled.
  7. With Breakout, Disney's queen bee finally has a sophisticated pop record under her own name, and she's venting the frustrations of a teen who's too grown-up to submit to her parents, teachers or anyone else.
  8. On closer inspection, it's clear Cyrus is hell-bent on stepping out of that pop princess territory--but only just.
  9. 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.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 242 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 242
  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) Full Review »
  2. Jul 16, 2016
    9
    As a tween, I loved the album, and even as a young adult now, "Breakout" is still enjoyable. It is, perhaps, my favourite album released byAs a tween, I loved the album, and even as a young adult now, "Breakout" is still enjoyable. It is, perhaps, my favourite album released by Miley. It has stand-outs like "7 Things," "The Driveway," "Goodbye," "See You Again," and "Someday." Overall, still enjoyable, even if some of the songs do seem a little juvenile to me now. Full Review »
  3. Jun 10, 2015
    10
    The album is very beautiful, I love the lyrics and rhythms that are very catchy, to be 16 years old at the time, it was good writer,honestlyThe album is very beautiful, I love the lyrics and rhythms that are very catchy, to be 16 years old at the time, it was good writer,honestly this album Full Review »