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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.

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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: 34 out of 60
  2. Negative: 11 out of 60
  1. Sep 2, 2012
    10
    I think this album is great! It is the very first (and up to now, only) album that captivates me with its every single song! And come onI think this album is great! It is the very first (and up to now, only) album that captivates me with its every single song! And come on people, she is growing up! She's not cute, innocent Hannah Montana anymore! She's the one and only Miley Cyrus!! Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Can't Be Tamed é muito bom, e com certeza é o melhor álbum da miley, mas a divulgação dele foi horrível, fora o desperdiço de singles, asCan't Be Tamed é muito bom, e com certeza é o melhor álbum da miley, mas a divulgação dele foi horrível, fora o desperdiço de singles, as minhas faves são o álbum todo tirando "Forgiveness and Love" e "Two More Lonely People" 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. Jan 7, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. i really like this album because she is not the same stupid Hanna Montana girl , now is Miley Cyrus and i think that this album is so good, no the best but it's good , some songs are so amazing and different like can't be tamed and who owns my hart are really amazing songs, the cd art is bad but i don't care 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. Nov 23, 2010
    4
    This album is simply okay. While this album offers nothing new or exciting, Cyrus' transformation is an interesting phenomenon to watch andThis album is simply okay. While this album offers nothing new or exciting, Cyrus' transformation is an interesting phenomenon to watch and while she isn't equipped to execute this transformation productively, she is certainly moving in the right direction, but with autotune this heavy and weak, Kesha-esque dance numbers she certainly needs to step up her game if she wants to be in it for the long haul. 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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