Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed

2010-07-02 15:13
 
Can't Be Tamed
 

The album sounds like Bump: Jumping Juniors Edition. Miley's been beat bad with the disco stick, and she's all the worse for wear. Not only is the overall sound outdated, but it makes her sound desperate.

Sure, she's desperate for recognition and freedom, but if this is her 'untamed', I say bring back the reins! Our ears aren't safe!

"Liberty Walk" opens the album and spews these techno frog-like sound effects. Crazy Frog is so last decade! She's clearly stuck in a time-warp. The cover art draws straight from Britney Spears' Greatest Hits cover in 2004. I just can't understand it.

"Two More Lonely People" reminds me of a Shania Twain dance remix with the lyrical melodies and the heavy beats just not blending. No no, girlfriend. "Who Owns My Heart" is probably the most coherent of the 'doef-doef' tracks. I don't feel comfortable calling it dance music. Faithless make dance music. You see the problem?

I'm much more forgiving when it comes to ballads. I'm a romantic. But even here she comes up shorter than her Daisy Dukes. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is ridiculously over-produced and it just makes no sense for such a young girl to do such a heavy song. "Stay" is cleaner and more genuine, but still laden with drama. What happened to the free, fun-loving girl who was going to 'climb' mountains and conquer the world with her little booty-shaking? Now she's lamenting leaving her lover? I fear the inevitable has happened. She's grown up too fast. You know what Ouma used to say..."Vroeg ryp, vroeg vrot".

She's not only flaunting her body, but her budget too. On the title track she brags "I go through guys like money flying out the hands". Tacky, isn't it? I'm not a prude. It's not because she's only 17, it's just because it sounds cheap instead of self-empowering. I get what she's trying to do, but she's failed miserably.

Back to school with you, Miley.


Last year I put my name on the line to defend her fresh yet cheeky album, Time Of Our Lives. And now I feel like the judge who chose Anke as our SA Idol. Disappointed. Crushed. I'm off to tear up my Hannah Montana posters right now!

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pRESHEN GOVENDER 2010/07/05 8:30 AM
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Anke is like Bin laden ,was the bomb but now is in Hidding
man 2010/07/05 9:44 AM
One person's opinion. I love Miley .... give her a chance. Trying different things. She can't sing twinkle twinkle little star for the rest of her life. Let her do her thing! I promise it's just a phase ... one that she will have to go through.
Piet 2010/07/05 12:06 PM
More like can't be bothered
Jay 2010/07/05 4:29 PM
Another slut in the making and only 17, damn....
zeek 2010/07/05 4:36 PM
50 bucks says she flashes her twinkie to the paps or a mag soon... You heard it here first!
guttered 2010/07/06 12:14 AM
I am very sorry to see the way she has gone. As Hannah she had a bright future -sorry to see her manager has pointed her in the wrong direction of posing as a slut which I am sure she is not. Think it is just leaves a bad taste in my mouth
AK 2010/07/06 7:13 AM
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I like her - allow the girl to come into her own. We can't all be squeaky clean forever and I would rather listen to her than Britney Spears etc.
Carish 2010/07/27 8:05 AM
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Miley is trying way too hard - and by that making hereself look cheap - what respect is she going to get in this industry if she carries on like this . .I say let her be and read the people magazine in a year's time . .
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