June 19, 2010 by popseeker
So we’ve had a cheeky listen to Miley Cyrus’ third studio album ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ which is the follow up to last year’s short EP ‘Time of Our Lives’. Quite a lot has already been said about this album; that it’s influenced by Britney’s 2007 EPIC album ‘Blackout’ and (surprise surprise) Lady Gaga’s electronic sound.
So basically, it’s like almost every other album out there at the moment. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s a good sound. But it’s old. Anyway, we quite like Miley, she churns out a lot of top choons, so we’ve approached it with an open mind.
And do you know what? It ain’t half bad at all. I mean yeah, sure, ultimately it’s electropop/dance-pop at it’s most teen-pop cheesiest, but there’s some really great songs, some emotional ballads and some catchy riffs. The opener, ‘Liberty Walk’ is a full frontal stonker of a welcome to the album and the subsequent ‘Who Owns My Heart’ is even more so, although ever so slightly something you might expect to hear at a gay disco. The title track ‘Cant Be Tamed’ is quite catchy and is followed by ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’; the album’s first ballad, which has a slight country feel to it and would fit very nicely into a Hannah Montana movie.
There are a few filler tracks, not at all bad, just lacking that certain je ne sais quoi. ‘Permenant December’ is a highlight however – vocoder/autotune is used in full swing here but I think it works well and we all know she doesn’t need to use it, so I reckon that makes it acceptable…?
The album certainly represents a different sound to the likes of ‘Party In The USA’ and ‘7 Things’ but ultimately it suits her voice well and I reckon it will please both existing Miley fans and new ones alike.
‘Can’t Be Tamed’ hits stores in the UK on Monday 21st June and is out now in the USA.