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Breakout

Miley CyrusAudio CD
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Global superstar Miley Cyrus is to release new album titled “Bangerz” on October 8th. Collaborating with renowned producers and songwriters such as Mike Will, Pharrell, Future, and will.i.am, this album marks a creative evolution for Miley. “Bangerz” is currently available for pre-order. Additionally both "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" are ... Read more in Amazon's Miley Cyrus Store

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  • Audio CD (July 22, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B001AGNRZS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,411 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Yep--the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana is going it alone. Having conquered the teen market under her Hannah Montana moniker, 15-year-old Cyrus is now aiming for the adult world; or at least a slightly older audience. Breakout follows her dual-marketed Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus album, and differs from it in that she sounds a little more grown up, a little rougher around the edges, and just a touch more self-expressive. Needless to say, Breakout is produced to within an inch of its life. Every aspect, from concept to mixdown, has been polished and buffed to achieve that perfect tween sheen. Despite this resulting in a somewhat sterile and claustrophobic aura, the album manages to achieve some infectious moments. To her credit, Cyrus has co-written most of the songs here (all but two), which largely eschew electronic dancefloor sounds for a guitar-heavy ethic. The punchy title track (co-produced by the Go-Go's Gina Schock), the thrashy, catchy "7 Things" and the boyfriend putdown "Fly On The Wall" are immediate highlights, but ballads such as "Bottom of the Ocean" and her sped up version of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" are much less convincing. Breakout reveals a genuine young talent, but one that's perhaps being rushed way too quickly towards her prime.--Danny McKenna

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Her second self titled studio album, Breakout, Miley takes us with her on a Rock'N'Roll journey. The music is infectious and the hits are undeniable! ' 7 Things' is Miley's Hit single! A perfect follow up to her Top Five radio Smash Hit 'See You Again' ! With three albums released by the age of 15, Miley has already had the level of success that most artists only dream about with over 10 million albums sold! Miley's first recording Hannah Montana Original Soundtrack Debuted #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and is Certified 3x Platinum. Miley's second release Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus Debuted #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and it is Certified 6x Platinum. 12 tracks.

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45 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Embarrassed to like this CD? No way... July 22, 2008
By afreric
Format:Audio CD
Ok, so I'm 32 and have NO KIDS, yet I bought this album, much to the surprise of my husband. I admit I've watched my fair share of Hannah Montana episodes and I even have a Hannah Montana ringtone. Do I get flack about this from my oh-so-grown-up friends? You bet. Do I care? Not really. The truth is Miley Cyrus, dressed up as Hannah Montana or in her own persona, is adorable. She exudes a charm that has preteen girls and their moms alike captivated. She's somehow managed to suck me in, as well. I can't explain it, but I had to purchase this CD the day it was released.

Having already been hooked on 7 Things I was a little disappointed that none of the other tracks have quite the same infectiousness of her lead single. But that's not to say there isn't plenty worth listening to. The title track, Breakout, comes closest to 7 Things in energy and attitude and made me relive my high school days, longing for the freedom that only 3:30 knew. Miley is at her best here, embracing her youth and singing about what she should know well. Several of the other tracks, notably Full Circle and Bottom of the Ocean, showed an unexpected maturity - so much so that I was suprised to see her name amongst the writing credits. However, because of this maturity they felt a little disjointed. How could a 15 year old have anything worthwhile to say about heartbreak, after all? But you just have to remove yourself from the knowledge that this girl is so young and a product of Disney. Try telling yourself that this is a brand new artist and you know nothing about her. It's easy to believe that this singer, with her deep voice, heartfelt vocals and expereienced vocal interpretation, is appropriate for the adult contemporary audience.
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35 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Over the hill (and far away) August 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
If you're over the hill (i.e. past your tween years) then this probably isn't your kind of music. Like the Jonas Brothers et al, this is bubblegum pop, targeted at a new generation of music fans - after all, each generation needs SOMETHING to raise the hackles of their parents.

Cyrus co-wrote eight of the twelve tracks on the album, and two of the remaining four are covers. Surprisingly, after a few dozen listening experiences from the confines of the car, there are a few tracks that have grown on me, or perhaps I've grown accustomed to her voice.

The safe tracks are "Breakout" (one of the tracks she didn't write); "7 Things"; "Full Circle"; "Simple Song" (another one she didn't write); "Goodbye" and "See You Again". (Actually, the ones I've picked are the ones where she sounds like Avril Lavigne). There's also "Fly on the Wall" which sounds like a G-rated Pussycat Dolls song.

Warning!! If you're a fan of `80s music it's advisable to skip track four, as you don't wanna listen to this version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (Trust me on this one)

Rated:
For tweens 4.5 stars
For old coots 3 stars

Recommended as a gift for that special tween on your list

Amanda Richards, August 9, 2008
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive for a 15 year old girl July 30, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'm almost totally oriented to classical music and pre-arthritis played classical (and other) guitar, clarinet, and piano (poorly - I took it up less than a year before the arthritis set in.)

If Miley Cyrus were to be trained in opera for a few years, I think that her range would expand to at least 3 1/2 octaves and the squeakiness in her voice would disappear. It's a shame that, after she had almost completely gotten rid of her Southern accent, Disney, Inc. insisted that "Hannah Montana" needed it and she now has more of a Southern twang than ever before. As well her time spent in Nashville is very bad for her.

Now the plusses. She has a terrific band and together they have a cohesive unit. Her songs are based on her ideas but the lyrics and music are written by her father. She has good ideas but is not a songwriter. She's certainly more professional than anybody her age has a right to be. She almost always hits her notes and her sense of rhythm is excellent. Of all of the CDs that my daughter is occasionally allowed to play on my big system, this is certainly the best. It's not totally my cup of tea - Mozart is. But all things being equal she is heading in the right direction and she's way ahead of schedule. She comes out a big winner when compared to most of her competitors. FOUR STARS!!
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true step up July 23, 2008
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The true test of a tween pop album is how much it grows on you. And while this album isn't exactly tween, it definitely passes that test with flying colors. In the first listen, I didn't quite catch its magic, but even by the second listen it had begun its move up to one of my favorite cds. It certainly does show that Miley is growing up, and it showcases her talent in a way the Hannah Montana albums could not. Typical tween is about catchy melodies and snazzy production, and Miley's done that well in the past, but in this album we find that hidden behind all of that is a voice that can carry the kind of depth and emotion that makes an artist. It also reveals a kind of maturity that didn't show up on Hilary Duff's albums until she was 20.

The first track, Breakout, is less than exceptional. It's basically in the same vein of "We've Got the Party" and could have come straight off of a Hannah Montana album. Which is good enough in itself, but it doesn't quite fit into this album that's strength is the way in which it moves beyond the typical tween.

7 Things is, of course, one of the most highly addictive songs out there, and Fly On The Wall is right up there with it. I really like the edge both of these have, and I would love to get more like these from Miley in the future.

As far as the cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun goes, Miley is of course no Cyndi Lauper. But Miley's version is sung with some kind of feel of pathos or desperation that was totally missing from the original, which may not be what she intended, but it makes for a very interesting track.

The cover of These Four Walls is definitely far better than the original. In comparing Miley's cut to Cheyenne Kimball's, the real depth and emotion that Miley's got becomes totally apparent.
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Published 14 days ago by Destiny S
4.0 out of 5 stars great
I loved this CD. This was pre-crazy Miley Cyrus. Although some of her new music is still great. cannot hate.
Published 4 months ago by Ruth Torres
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute
This was when Miley was soooo incrediby adorable. This was a fun album. I can't remember many of the songs, but I do remember kinda liking it.
Published 4 months ago by N. Dillon
5.0 out of 5 stars Miley Cyrus is an Incredible artist !
I love Miley's music. I'm a man in my late 50's and I can relate to her music, especially songs like Wrecking Ball. Wrecking Ball is the story of my last relationship.
Published 5 months ago by Michael S. Cataldo Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Miley Cyrus' second album: Breaking out
Miley Cyrus first came to prominence in music when the first soundtrack to the hit TV show Hannah Montana was released in 2006. Read more
Published 9 months ago by lawrence s
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite By Miley
I love this album. Its my favorite by Miley Cyrus and one of the first albums I downloaded from amazon music. I am really enjoying it.
Published 11 months ago by Crystal Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars As Expected - Great
The only downfal was the sticky residue from the sticker that used to be on it. The crack in the case was mentioned in its description, so that part didn't matter much. Read more
Published 13 months ago by JenniferCF
5.0 out of 5 stars fun
nice uplifting music, reminds me of childhood. i like every song on this album. even though she's grown up and so have i, i still love listening to it.
Published 14 months ago by Tiny Milli Bug
5.0 out of 5 stars i liked this CD....A CELEBRATION OF SORTS
oVER THE YEARS EXISTING IN A SUBURB, LIKE MANY SUCH PLACES THROUGHOUT NORTH
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