Miley Cyrus ‘Bangerz’ Review

 By Shane Tyas

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Over the last few months, the shocking reinvention of Miley Cyrus from Disney Pop Princess to re-vamped bad girl has been one of the most talked about stories in showbiz.

From her riding fully naked on a wrecking ball for her video, err, ‘Wrecking Ball’, to her raunchy performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMA’s, 20 year-old Cyrus has certainly set tongues wagging with her controversial antics.

With the release of her fourth studio album, ‘Bangerz’, Cyrus has definitely come a long way since her ‘Hannah Montana’ days.

Helped majorly by Hip-Hop Producer Mike Will Made It, ‘Bangerz’ boasts a collection of catchy, fun Urban Pop songs with a more mature sound to her previous work.

With the help of guest appearances from French Montana, Future, Big Sean, Ludacris, Nelly and Britney Spears, Cyrus isn’t short of collaborations, but it’s her who steals the show.

Her interesting lyrics and general ‘don’t give a ****’ attitude give us a completely different side to Cyrus, and shows she’s no longer the little girl exclaiming ‘Sweet Niblets’ on the Disney channel.

Tracks like ‘Love Money Party’ featuring Big Sean and ‘Do My Thang’ dish out the big beats, while ‘Rooting for My Baby’ and ‘Maybe You’re Right’ offer a more chilled out vibe.

Cyrus really plays to her strengths with the brilliant ‘Hands in the Air’ featuring Ludacris and the Dubstep influenced ‘Drive’, however, songs like ‘On My Own’ and ‘Adore You’ fail to make as much of an impact.

The popular party anthem lead track ‘We Can’t Stop’ and new single ‘Wrecking Ball’ provide an excellent taster to the album but are by no means the best songs.

In general, ‘Bangerz’ is a thoroughly enjoyable album that highlights Cyrus’ transformation from girl to woman.

Now enjoying a double victory with a UK No.1 Single and album, hopefully this will be a taste of things to come.

8/10

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