So I decided to do this review after some consideration. I can't change minds, yet.
Music video for We Can't Stop.
We Can't Stop is the first single off Miley's fourth studio album (unnamed), and it has since changed my perception of her. Well, highly. I have to say the last song I actually considerably liked was Can't Be Tamed, and Who Owns My Heart to a certain extent. Although there are also classic Miley songs such as The Climb, Party in the USA, 7 Things and When I Look At You. Well, what happened you might ask? It's been a while, and Miley's previous record label has already had acclaim since producing albums from Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, who were top Disney artists. And well, Miley has then singed on to RCA Records, with some big artists such as Justin Timberlake who is also under it. That's not the point, but the direction she was willing to take for this song and also her album, claiming it would have a 'dirty south' feel. She also said that Can't Be Tamed was her 'last pop album', this phase would only bring about mixed reception that would not only cause havoc in the music industry, but to her fans as well. Miley, long-time Disney darling, now a daring move to upset and upstage, has she eventually turned a dark corner? Well, only time could tell if she wishes to continue like this.
Right off the bat, you'll notice We Can't Stop's sound change from her past albums. If you can't notice it, then it's probably because you've not seen her for a long time. You will hear the track's approach to it being a laid back, party song with champagne and wine over the other side. The slow start, with the robotic voice just narrating the start seems so... weird in a mediocre way. The song, well, averagely, doesn't offer anything plush about it. All it does is just the same thing over again, not repetitive but tiresome. Almost just a painful over-occurrence and it doesn't stop at that. Miley's vocals aren't especially special, almost just a playback it seems and doesn't introduce a higher medium of effort. The song shines at it's playful chorus, but the fun, exotic nature of the song is almost just a mixture of dire and satirical hungover. The replay value of it is in the chorus and chorus only. The verses just fall flat and the lyrics almost are a copy-cat of another pop rendition of any dance club hit anthem.
The song is just not that bad, though some parts could be considered 'good', such as the bridge in between the second chorus and the half-hearted attempt to improve the beat. Other than that, it wouldn't be crude to call the song just average perfection and the details just a simple, rough sketch.
And we can't stop
ORIGINALITY: 7/10 - The song is just... everywhere. There's no specific root to it's origin and no way to designate what it should be.
SOUND: 6/10 - The song slaps itself almost like a reaction and we all know it's true. Sometimes, the track stands out at wrong points and doesn't make what they have to improve it.
LYRICS: 6/10 - The track has lyrics. And that's it. It has lyrics.
OVERALL: 19/30 - The song is mediocre at best, and even slight improvements could've offered a better judgement and better vibe than what this track could've been applied to become. We all know Miley's talents and we've been brought to it before. This song is just a mainstream hit because of the way it was brought up, not conditionally but 'fan'-tastically. It's mediocre effort at best, as said, but I don't think it's going to change my mind of playing it anytime soon.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.