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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the pop singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Dolly Parton.
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Malibu
I never came to the beach, or stood by the ocean I never sat by the shore, under the sun with my feet in the sand But you brought me here And I'm... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. 80
    Who knows which Miley Cyrus will emerge after the rootsy and real Younger Now, but we recommend enjoying Country Miley for as long as she lasts.
  2. Sep 28, 2017
    70
    The songs are deliberately low-affect, if short on personality compared to her other albums. But the attention-getter is the finale "Inspired," where she writes a folksy country ballad to express some of her fears about climate change, with the opening lines, "I'm writing down my dreams/All I'd like to see/Starting with the bees." In this context, it's refreshing to hear from the Old Weird Miley again.
  3. Oct 4, 2017
    60
    It's the sound of a promising young singer who tried and failed to produce compelling music on the margins, turning back and self-consciously striking a more conservative pose. It's not as interesting a story, maybe, but it's also not as problematic.
  4. Sep 29, 2017
    58
    Cyrus’ voice has scarcely been more expressive, and there’s no question that she means what she sings. That said, you might long for a more inspired metaphor (or eight).
  5. Oct 4, 2017
    50
    Where her past albums felt messy but painfully sincere, Younger Now comes off as safe and overly sanitized, with the frisson that made Cyrus a star all but entirely blasted away. ... Still, the album has some plainly good songs.
  6. 42
    Just as things seem a little promising, the limp “Thinkin'” struts in like a Carrie Underwood c-side and firmly sets the tone for the record’s toothless closing third.
  7. Oct 12, 2017
    30
    Younger Now is a hookless, joyless, profitable success.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 180
  1. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    THIS IS AN ALBUM LADIES

    personally, i was ready to cancel my pre order lmao but miley delivered. top to bottom this is an awesome record,
    THIS IS AN ALBUM LADIES

    personally, i was ready to cancel my pre order lmao but miley delivered. top to bottom this is an awesome record, and it’s way more alternative than i’d say “country” and i dig it a lot. i can tell miley wrote a lot of these songs from her heart and that’s why i love it so much.

    i just wish the roll out was better for such a great album. and i honestly think, the wrong singles were chosen - younger now, bad mood and thinkin should’ve been the singles before the album dropped. personally, malibu doesnt capture the feel of the record and younger now opens the album perfectly and explains this whole “change” magnificently and i think if YN was the first song heard w/ the video the era would’ve been handled smoother (by the gp too).

    and also, im curious to see how this’ll do. i know miley will have a #1 record im just curious as to the critical acclaim it’ll get and im sure she’s going to get grammy noms - this is a grammy album. and despite her not making as mainstream music as demi, selena or ariana; miley remains the most creative ex act honestly.
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  2. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    great album, really meaning-full lyrics and a unique voice and sound.
    really proud of that girl. great evolution and a completely mature
    great album, really meaning-full lyrics and a unique voice and sound.
    really proud of that girl. great evolution and a completely mature sound. she finally discovered herself
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  3. Nov 16, 2017
    10
    This is a decent authentic album of teen pop. A star singing infectious songs to her young listeners. A perfect job for the target audience.This is a decent authentic album of teen pop. A star singing infectious songs to her young listeners. A perfect job for the target audience. Miley Cyrus is ready on this album. With each music the expectation increases and it is positively possible to listen to the end Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2017
    10
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT Miley is the
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT
    Miley is the queen!! TALENT TALENT TALENT
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  5. Oct 7, 2017
    8
    Crítica do blog Saga das Músicas: O álbum tem uma profundidade maior que os trabalhos passados de Cyrus, com violão e guitarra mais presentes,Crítica do blog Saga das Músicas: O álbum tem uma profundidade maior que os trabalhos passados de Cyrus, com violão e guitarra mais presentes, deixando de lado toda aquela sintetização de pop, rap e hip-hop, permitiu que a voz de Miley ficasse mais presente, nos proporcionando momentos de incrível “nostalgia”, o que acabou resultando em um disco bonito e reflexivo, mas como a cantora diz “o álbum é um celebração da vida”. Ela amadureceu e agora está mais leve e consequentemente jovem, esse pode ser considerado um dos melhores álbuns de 2017 e o melhor da carreira de Miley Cyrus. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2017
    5
    6 songs in here are worthy, yet it does not have that X element that makes me want to hear it again. Inspired, Younger Now and She's Not Him6 songs in here are worthy, yet it does not have that X element that makes me want to hear it again. Inspired, Younger Now and She's Not Him are the highlights of the album. Some songs in here feel weak, in lyricism and instrumental. Miley still cant make by her own a project that really works. Expand
  7. Oct 5, 2017
    0
    personally, i was ready to cancel my pre order lmao but miley delivered. top to bottom this is an awesome record, and it’s way morepersonally, i was ready to cancel my pre order lmao but miley delivered. top to bottom this is an awesome record, and it’s way more alternative than i’d say “country” and i dig it a lot. i can tell miley wrote a lot of these songs from her heart and that’s why i love it so much. i just wish the roll out was better for such a great album. and i honestly Expand

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