7 Songs, 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Time of Our Lives was originally recorded to celebrate/promote Cyrus’ collaborative clothing line with French fashion designer Max Azria (with ample help from producers Dr. Luke and John Shanks). These songs still sound polished to a high sheen with tons of that glossy Disney production, but from the opening of “Kicking and Screaming” you’ll notice cranked guitars hoisting Cyrus’ sassy singing. “Party In the U.S.A.” bubbles and floats on the same kind of mall-cruising pop found on 2008’s Breakout, but the brooding ballad “When I Look At You” reveals an emotionally maturing young singer. The title-track is one of those soaring feel-good songs that tend to accompany cinematic shopping montages where everyone engages in some sort of retail therapy with hilarious results. But Cyrus brings back the rock with lots of guitar distortion and attitude on “Talk Is Cheap” before closing with a couple of slow-burning numbers — the most celebrated being “Before the Storm,” a live duet with teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Time of Our Lives was originally recorded to celebrate/promote Cyrus’ collaborative clothing line with French fashion designer Max Azria (with ample help from producers Dr. Luke and John Shanks). These songs still sound polished to a high sheen with tons of that glossy Disney production, but from the opening of “Kicking and Screaming” you’ll notice cranked guitars hoisting Cyrus’ sassy singing. “Party In the U.S.A.” bubbles and floats on the same kind of mall-cruising pop found on 2008’s Breakout, but the brooding ballad “When I Look At You” reveals an emotionally maturing young singer. The title-track is one of those soaring feel-good songs that tend to accompany cinematic shopping montages where everyone engages in some sort of retail therapy with hilarious results. But Cyrus brings back the rock with lots of guitar distortion and attitude on “Talk Is Cheap” before closing with a couple of slow-burning numbers — the most celebrated being “Before the Storm,” a live duet with teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
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5.1K Ratings
baileybabe__123 ,

Disapointment

I've never been a huge fan of Miley's but I do like some of her songs.These songs however are not imressive. Her voice sounds strained and unnatural. They edited this album way to much, if she stopped trying so hard to be amazing and perfect and sang songs that complimented her voice instead of insult it i would respect her more as an artist.

DeBois Family ,

Great Song for A Great Movie/Book

When I Look at You is the perfect song for "The Last Song". Although Miley's vocals struggle a bit with the high notes, she strongly delivers the message that is sent through this song. Miley has said in interviews that she'd rather sing songs that are quite different that the auto-tuned but wildly catchy Party in the USA, and When I Look at You is the perfect example of what she's aiming for.

If the movie, "The Last Song" is anything like the book it is based on, it should be a hit.

Good job on this one Miley.

disneybl0ndie ,

Excellent

I bought the album back in August when it was first released so I don't have to worry about buying the songs on here. But if you don't own it I highly recommend you take a listen. Miley Cyrus is my personal favorite singer ever. She has an amazing voice. All the songs are amazing but my personal favorite is "When I Look At You" Miley sounds beautiful singing it, the song is very deep & powerful. It has a good message, it's very relatable & it can be perceived about anyone. It's going to be featured in Miley's new movie "The Last Song" the book is touching & if you read it, you will understand how the song fits in with it. Overall, this is a fantastic album from the gorgeous Miley Cyrus, she never ceases to amaze me. I highly recommend it. :)

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