Miley Cyrus
The Time of Our Lives


3.0
good

Review

by ImTheOnlyThugInTheBuildin USER (142 Reviews)
December 31st, 2012 | 26 replies | 1,543 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A very solid EP from Miley that honestly surprised me given her reputation. Party in the USA and the cover of Kicking And Screaming are the best songs on here but they are, for the most part, all strong except one.

7 of 9 thought this review was well written

At face value, Miley Cyrus might seem like just another Disney whore who gets everything she wants and makes nice pretty over-processed music for dumb-ass ten year olds who would even buy it if Disney did a *** in a CD case. However, for those who have taken the time to listen to her EP entitled The Time Of Our lives they will know that this is not the case and that she is a more than listenable artist with a number of good songs and catchy as hell music. It's Disney rock, so it isn't going to be anything too mind blowing, but it's definitely not the absolute tripe many who have not experience it would have you believe.

Kicking things off with a cover song, the EP gets off to a bang with Kicking And Screaming. The thundering guitar lines make for a nice backdrop whilst Miley sings in a defiant voice over the top of it all and shows off a fairly wide range. Yes, this is just another catchy as *** Disney song that will get annoying with multiple listens but it is a more than solid song. The same can be said for the second song, Party In The USA. This has gone on to be Miley's signature song and far and away her best known, with the brilliant chorus carrying it along despite the silly chorus ("moving my hips like yeah"... how can you move your hips like "yeah", Miley?) Following two strong as hell songs it is kind of hard to see why she gets the hate she does aside from her unprofessional actions such as lap dancing for a man double her age in a bar as has become one of her most famous outings.

It is not all good though as the overly long When I Look At You showcases perfectly. This is overly long in the sense that it is essentially the exact same thing over and over again until it is drilled into your head. This works well with songs around two and three minutes but four and a half is pushing it, especially when the chorus is about as underwhelming as it gets. This is hands down the worst song on the EP with some horrible guitar work, a terrible solo and an annoying keyboard in the background. Despite this however, Miley herself still puts in a strong performance vocally. Also, this song attempts to be a little too serious which really does not fit Miley despite the fact her voice is very powerful on here.

As the star of the EP it is down to Miley to carry it with her voice, not the instrumentals performed by various other people. She does this very well, with a voice well suited to this style of pop-rock music but as mentioned before on more serious songs she can not quite cut it. Her voice has a lot of power behind it and when she strains for even higher notes it does sound good, but comes across as too forced. She also has a decent slightly lower register as is shown off at the start of the title track. Her best performances are on the first two songs, with the defiant as hell vocals and lyrics to Kicking And Screaming matching her style perfectly. For the most part, the instrumentals and lyrics are the things that drag this down a little, with the lyricism being both immature and poorly written and the instrumentals are too repetitive and bland.

As far as Disney rock goes, The Time Of Our Lives is a more than listenable EP with some standout songs such as the ultra-catchy Party In The USA that does its harmless task of getting us singing along perfectly. I highly recommend this to anyone just looking for a good sing-a-long friendly EP that is really good fun to listen to that thunders along and never dwells on anything for too long without taking itself too seriously.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
taylormemer
December 31st 2012



4913 Comments


Damn

Minus.
December 31st 2012



2680 Comments


I gave you a pos cause this is well written, and I must say you have balls of steel to write this, brother.

ffs
December 31st 2012



4816 Comments


u could say my taste's are a little "eclectic"; for you see i dabble in both myley cyrus and cryptopsy. Actually, No I am not just a retarded faggot.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
December 31st 2012



19434 Comments


demi lovato is one thing..but miley cyrus?

before the storm live with jonas brothers heheheheh

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MeatSalad
December 31st 2012



14159 Comments


Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh its a party in the usa

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Mad.
December 31st 2012



3581 Comments


Nope.

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sixdegrees
December 31st 2012



16722 Comments


m/

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Propose
December 31st 2012



808 Comments


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Calc
December 31st 2012



11965 Comments


i remember some lying fuck saying he waits 24 hours before posting reviews....

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Shuyin
December 31st 2012



11106 Comments


1 per day, you tard

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Shuyin
December 31st 2012



11106 Comments


like exchanging a piece of shit for a pile of vomit

Calc
December 31st 2012



11965 Comments


i will complain every single time i see it!!!! its my Allah given right!!!

ViperAces
December 31st 2012



12375 Comments


pls dont like this sekle
pls dont like this sekle
damn

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
December 31st 2012



3324 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

demi lovato is one thing..but miley cyrus? [2]

The review is well written, but you could've saved it for other artists, not Miley Cyrus...

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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
December 31st 2012



4379 Comments


I hate to admit this but "Party In The USA" gets stuck on my head quite a few times, I hate it but its so damn catchy. Really brave of you to review this.

Conorman11
December 31st 2012



538 Comments


lol how many people actually listened to this before giving it a 1?

RetroSpective
December 31st 2012



822 Comments


Gave this a chance. Eh

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
December 31st 2012



9628 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Good review, even if it puts you at the risk of losing your man card... Miley Cyrus seems to have the ability to magically suck out guys' masculinity pretty easily

pizzamachine
December 31st 2012



12571 Comments


"The thundering guitar lines"

lmao

GiaNXGX
December 31st 2012



4867 Comments


'havent slept for 6 days now'


sorry man but do you have a life outside sputnikmusic.com?



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