Smilers around the globe are currently lighting their Miley Cyrus candles (this is a real thing) and praying that Bangerz leads them to musical salvation. Time will tell if the purp-swilling diva’s fourth LP meets their expectations but on first listen, we found it polarizing.
There are a couple of truly great pop songs — although nothing quite equals the magic of “Wrecking Ball” — and a couple of embarrassing misfires. Much of the album falls somewhere in the middle but, if Miley was hoping to make a statement with this set, she certainly achieved it. Hannah Montana is lying in the same shallow grave as Lizzie McGuire.
The 20-year-old diva on Bangerz is a zero fucks-giving bad ass with a taste for hip-hop and awkward collaborations. Message received loud and clear. Read our guide to the album for more details and listen after the jump.
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