Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz”: Album Review

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Miley Cyrus released her latest album, “Bangerz.”

The transformation is complete. After going on a yearlong rampage of strange hairstyles, absurd outfits, and #twerking, Miley has become the center of attention in the entertainment business. And that’s what she wanted, so congrats to her.

With all this new attention, she seems to have chosen a perfect time for the release of her new album “Bangerz.” With the 16 songs in this track, Miley has officially declared herself an artist to be taken seriously, and has put herself in the same playing field as artists like Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga. It seems to everybody that she no longer wanted to be regarded as a product of the Disney Channel, where she became famous as Hannah Montana.

            So, for all you haters and those of you still rocking to “Party in the U.S.A.,” listen up: the album is actually not that bad. In fact, I’m not going to lie (like many of you are), it’s pretty good.

            I’ll start with the two singles on this album, “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” We’ve all heard these songs on the radio and seen the notorious music videos. All twerking and hammer-licking aside, both songs are standout hits, and together, they show the versatility of Miley’s style, with both party rock and sentimental.

            The other songs are a mix of hype songs and songs that reminded me of­­ her older songs like “The Climb.”

Her production for this album comprised of an arsenal of hip hop producers, including big names like Mike Will Made It and Pharrell Williams. In this regard, production was great, and the range of styles of beats this album covers is very wide and hits every note. But despite this all-star cast of producers and their exciting beats, “Bangerz” brings some songs that hit home with nostalgic songsthat remind us of the Miley from two or three years ago.

            Stand outs from this album are “Adore You,” “Get it Right,” “Drive,” and “Someone Else.” These songs are all catchy tunes that anyone will enjoy, and each one would’ve been successful as a single.

            Miley’s appearance and style of music has changed greatly, but she still has held on to what made her successful as a singer in the past. She uses her vocals to bring emotion and feel to her slower songs.

            Overall, this album is really underrated. I think many people will avoid this album based solely on judgment on Miley Cyrus and her strange acts. But to really appreciate this album, one must put all that away and listen to the music for the music itself.

            For now, let’s all sit back, and let Miley “do her thang.”