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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: 37 out of 62
  2. Negative: 11 out of 62
  1. Oct 21, 2013
    10
    I've loved this album since I first bought it in 2010. It's my favorite Miley Cyrus album (having heard Bangerz already), it was a criticalI've loved this album since I first bought it in 2010. It's my favorite Miley Cyrus album (having heard Bangerz already), it was a critical and commercial failure due to her racy and provocative image in her music videos, but I honestly didn't care for that and I actually appreciated it, as it was her way of telling people: "I'm independent and I can't be tamed". I do think that she lacked a backup plan at the time and the negative backlash made her transition ineffective. The album has electronic and techno influences, with dance anthems and electronic ballads. 3 years after its release, I still enjoy it, it brings me good memories. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2016
    10
    The opening song "Liberty Walk" and "Robot" are both amazing and promoting freedom to be who you want and fight for your writes, veryThe opening song "Liberty Walk" and "Robot" are both amazing and promoting freedom to be who you want and fight for your writes, very well-written. "My Heart Beats For Love" and "Forgiveness And Love" are very good relaxing songs about love, accepting and peace, also for the LGBT community. "Who Owns My Heart" is a gread dance song. I love this whole album. 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 18, 2011
    8
    Musically speaking, wonderful album, well-organized, excellent job. If I don't know the meanings of the lyrics and the artist herself, I'd sayMusically speaking, wonderful album, well-organized, excellent job. If I don't know the meanings of the lyrics and the artist herself, I'd say it could definitely hit the platinum mark. But it's Miley Cyrus who made the album. It's Miley Cyrus! We know she can sing very well and she is widely popular among teenagers, but It's not okay to force-give a teenage girl's album a dark, sexy kind of feeling, especially when the main audience are actually teenage girls. The world has known Cyrus since she was 14 and started dancing in a blond wig and singing "The Best of Both Worlds" on TV. She was an international role-model for the children, they admire her as much as the president of the United States. She made a change that's inappropriate for an 18-year-old girl, and that's frowned upon, not by your fans, but by America. The album has indeed many favorable highlights, yet poorly known because of the album's controversy. Sorry Miles, but if you gonn' be like that, you ain't gonn' go a long way... Expand
  5. KatieY
    Jun 22, 2010
    6
    Miley Cyrus's new album ,she experiments with different beats and sounds. For example, "Robot" is a electro/pop mix while Forgiveness Miley Cyrus's new album ,she experiments with different beats and sounds. For example, "Robot" is a electro/pop mix while Forgiveness and Love is a 60s vibe with a mellow country beat. Also with stinging lyrics and a fierce voice, Cyrus might prove the press wrong once again. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2010
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Can't Be Tamed shows how Miley's music has changed since her Hannah Montana's days, despite the evolution, the songs of the album are not even catchy, the chorus of the self-titled song is annoying and very repetitive. Miley Cyrus is trying to do dance-pop hits like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga, but she needs a better producer (than Rock Mafia) or get back to the The Climb era. 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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