The latest album by megastar teen vocalist Miley Cyrus, Can’t Be Tamed, is a bid to create a slightly more mature appeal and persona, taking some cues from Kelly Clarkson’s songs about resilience.

Unfortunately, Cyrus and her team tend to equate ‘adult’ with ‘unhappy.’ Some of the tunes have the usual bounce, but the girl who just wanted to have fun seems to have lost some of her verve and good cheer.

Not really a good idea during a recession, one would think. Ah, well, AMG review here.