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Younger Now

Miley Cyrus - Younger Now
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2017 Ratings: #708 / 719
User Score
Based on 251 ratings
2017 Ratings: #631
September 29, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
Who knows which Miley Cyrus will emerge after the rootsy and real ‘Younger Now’, but we recommend enjoying Country Miley for as long as she lasts.
75
Entertainment Weekly

Without the mad spark of a collaborator like Coyne or Bangerz mastermind Mike WiLL Made-It, she’s just a girl gone mild: younger, wiser, and never quite as fun as the bad old days.

70
AllMusic

Her specialty is good times, either raving until the early dawn or chilling out on the beach...or maybe whiling away the hours online. Without ever succumbing to the garish neon extremes of Bangerz or the hangover ache of Dead Petz, Younger Now touches upon each of these obsessions and then wraps them in a tidy package.

70
Rolling Stone

Her new Younger Now is the debut of yet another Miley, playing down her whimsical and outrageous quirks for a sincerity-intensive move into the country-pop maturity of "Malibu."

60
The Independent

In truth, the move towards country music made on Younger Now is fraught with potholes that she and producer Oren Yoel rarely manage to avoid.

60
The Guardian

On Younger Now, she has taken control of the songwriting and production and emerges as a conservative, big-lunged, country-tinged pop star with songs about breaking free.

60
Slant Magazine

Despite what its cringeworthy advance press would have us believe, Younger Now doesn't quite fit the narrative of Cyrus fleeing urban music for the safe, white confines of country-pop. If anything, it's the sound of a promising young singer who tried and failed to produce compelling music on the margins, turning back and self-consciously striking a more conservative pose. It's not as interesting a story, maybe, but it's also not as problematic.

60
The Observer

Younger Now isn’t a failure exactly – just the sound of Cyrus, or her record company, panicking and hitting “reset”.

58
A.V. Club

Removed from the digital showboating that’s colored so much of her pop work, Younger Now is characterized by a refreshing, down-home sincerity.

56
Sputnikmusic

Luckily, most of Younger Now is completely palatable. It's all together banal in too many places for it to leave a lasting impression, however. It's a shame, really, seeing Miley finally become the singer she was always meant to be, only for it to occur on such a mixed bag of an album.

47
Pitchfork

Younger Now blends pop-rock and pablum country fare that is so restrained, so thinly produced, it seems like her lovably goofy personality was hobbled throughout the recording process.

43
Consequence of Sound
Rather than marrying the off-the-wall pop excess of her most recent work with Cyrus’ undeniable country bona fides, the record instead collects a listless set of songs satisfied with being inoffensive.
33
Pretty Much Amazing
If anything, the current Cyrus appears afraid to rock the boat in any given direction, an action that resonates less as artistic growth and more so as selling out.
30
Tiny Mix Tapes

Younger Now, the sixth studio release from Miley Cyrus, is a remarkably joyless affair for a country-pop record released in 2017.

30
Drowned in Sound
This is a thumpingly disappointing and consistently milquetoast set of songs riddled with lyrical banality, done-to-death melodies and wispily thin production.
EMR
38
It is quite difficult to keep track of an ever-changing public persona/popstar like Miley Cyrus. At times she is a shy, innocent teenager ready to break through by singing her love to America, at times she is a short-haired, butt-shaking white girl who sings about being stoned and parties like death is right around the corner, preaching that there is no time to waste. This time around she is a kind of sweet, pale country-girl living in a bucolic landscape, loosely oppressed by conservative ... read more
thethirdverse
NR
i'm from tennessee- where she claims to be drawing from sonically and compositionally with her music- but this is not good. i'll put money on the notion that she just didn't know what to do for her next record cycle and realized it's coming up 4 years since bangerz came out and just needed a quick excuse to shit out the most boring and uninteresting music possible under the guise of "authenticity."

best: inspired
hellodecatur
NR
So Kesha is the official winner of the "pop singers going (back to) Country" movement huh.
BuffaloStaple
38
idk this is just corny as shit to me
fabsricio
55
Younger Now traz ótimas letras, mas uma sonoridade perdida, amadora, mal produzida... algo bem abaixo do nível que Miley Cyrus possa alcançar. Um retrocesso para a cantora.
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Track List

  1. Younger Now
  2. Malibu
  3. Rainbowland (feat. Dolly Parton)
  4. Week Without You
  5. Miss You so Much
  6. I Would Die for You
  7. Thinkin'
  8. Bad Mood
  9. Love Someone
  10. She's Not Him
  11. Inspired
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