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In the title track of her latest album, Can’t Be Tamed, Miley Cyrus repeatedly says “Don’t change me,” yet she is the one who has changed herself.
For an artist whose biggest fan base resides in younger girls, the title track and photos in the album show that the Disney star has cut all ties with her past as Hannah Montana and has grown up significantly since her last album in 2008.
The retired Disney star’s second album as Miley Cyrus without Hannah Montana has no consistency throughout the 12 tracks. Some, such as “Liberty Walk” and “Who Owns My Heart” would be considered dance tracks with techno beats. In these, the singer’s voice is hardly recognizable.
Yet in Cyrus’ cover of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorns,” the first slower paced, non-dance hall song of the album, fans will recognize her voice and remember who’s CD they are listening to. This is my favorite song on the album.
The Poison cover is one of a few slower ballads, and the second half of the CD is much more of what people who liked Cyrus in the past would expect to hear her singing. They lyrics are understandable, some with uplifting and motivational messages.
Overall, I appreciated Cyrus’ new musical effort. She has put herself out there showing she is capable of inserting herself into more than one musical genre. In my opinion, it would have been better to have a more consistent set list for Tamed, but still, I feel almost each song individually is a good one.