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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. Oct 2, 2017
    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: 30 out of 201
  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. Oct 2, 2017
    10
    Isso sim que é um álbum digno, mas não me choca vindo da artista mais talentosa e genial da industria, sucessora da Madonna quando o quesito éIsso sim que é um álbum digno, mas não me choca vindo da artista mais talentosa e genial da industria, sucessora da Madonna quando o quesito é se reinventar(e em ser íconica também), esse álbum é como se fosse uma sopa de tudo que eu já ouvi, Rebel Heart da Madonna, The Pierces, Lana Del Rey, inclusive algumas faixas antigas do memorável ''Bangerz''. Miley depositou toda sua dedicação nesse álbum, ela mesma compôs e produziu junto com o Oren Yoel e é isso que há de mais valioso, criar canções maravilhosas para rejuvenescer e se conectar com os fãs. O que eu posso fazer apenas é divulgar e enaltecer esse álbum maravilhoso e com canções que mudaram minha vida, Inspired é uma delas. Ultimamente as pessoas só ligam pra charts e críticas e esquecem de apreciar as músicas maravilhosas como as desse álbum que as nossas divas nos proporcionam. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    Um álbum realmente muito bom e que merecia ter hitado mais em comparação ao seu antecessor, já que a profundidade lírica é bem maior.
  4. Nov 1, 2017
    10
    I love you Miley so much.Your album is amazing like your another albums.You did it!!!!!
    Buy her brand new album Younger Now and stream it on
    I love you Miley so much.Your album is amazing like your another albums.You did it!!!!!
    Buy her brand new album Younger Now and stream it on Spotify!!
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  5. Feb 7, 2020
    8
    Following paths different from her styles, Miley Cyrus hit and managed to squander all her talent and who manages to work with styles thatFollowing paths different from her styles, Miley Cyrus hit and managed to squander all her talent and who manages to work with styles that doesn't come to the comfort zone. The shallow lyrics and simple productions end up giving an unpretentious air to the album and ending up not airing a sound album, but it shows that she is not here to please anyone other than herself and her fans. Expand
  6. Oct 10, 2017
    6
    While possibly making lots of musical decisions based on public image, Cyrus’s singular strength of crafting personal melodies couldn’tWhile possibly making lots of musical decisions based on public image, Cyrus’s singular strength of crafting personal melodies couldn’t overcome empty and lackluster collection of short songs this album came to be, thanks to the shallow acoustic sound and the rather lazy, repetitive progressions. My Score: 102/180 (Okay) = 5.7/10 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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