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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.

Top Track

Stay
Well it's good to hear your voice I hope you're doing fine And if you ever wonder I'm lonely here tonight I'm lost here in this moment And time... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 31 out of 58
  2. Negative: 11 out of 58
  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! Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2015
    10
    RAINHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HINÁRIORAINHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HINÁRIO INJUSTIÇADÍSSIMO Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2011
    9
    Miley breaks free from the "good-girl" image and gets more sexy. The singles are really good, especially My Heart Beats for Love, Can't BeMiley breaks free from the "good-girl" image and gets more sexy. The singles are really good, especially My Heart Beats for Love, Can't Be Tamed, Every Rose Has Its Thorn and Who Owns My Heart. Stay could have been better but it's a really good ballad. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2010
    8
    Miley really make progress with Can't Be Tamed. She shows to us that she's not a girl anymore, now she is a woman and a bad one. She is anMiley really make progress with Can't Be Tamed. She shows to us that she's not a girl anymore, now she is a woman and a bad one. She is an good girl gone bad, and Can't Be Tamed is the proof. Expand
  5. Nov 27, 2010
    5
    Can't Be Tamed would've been her best record if she had not put the first three tracks in the album. These tracks does not fit her vocalCan't Be Tamed would've been her best record if she had not put the first three tracks in the album. These tracks does not fit her vocal capabilities and are simply annoying dance-pop tracks. In Permanent December, she sound like a baby robot. One thing that redeemed the album is her 80s sound pop ballads. The lyrics is beautiful. It is definitely the same Cyrus who sings her pop songs in a country way. The album's standout tracks are Two More Lonely People, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Forgiveness and Love, and Scars. Next time, don't make the titles too long. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2016
    4
    This is her worst record to date, and though I like some of the songs, the record as a whole it's just not good - it sound generic as **** andThis is her worst record to date, and though I like some of the songs, the record as a whole it's just not good - it sound generic as **** and has that cheap boring production. 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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