September 20, 2013 at 8:46 am #391768
The reigning baddest bitch in pop music has earned her own thread around here.
“Wrecking Ball” recently reached #1 on Billboard’s HOT 100 as her first chart-topping career single.
Bangerz debuts on October 8th, 2013.
SNL hosting and performance duties on October 5th, 2013.
That controversial Terry Richardson video for “Wrecking Ball” (breaking VEVO’s single-day record of views in 15 hours and the fastest video to reach over 100 million views).
It’s time.September 20, 2013 at 9:56 am #391770
She’s a trainwreck, but her and her PR team know what they’re doing I guess. Her name’s on almost everyone’s lips.September 20, 2013 at 9:58 am #391771
I don’t like Miley, but I’m sad I will never release an album called BANGERZ now. It’s so gloriously ridiculous and awesome.
It’s just fun to say it. BANGERZ!September 20, 2013 at 10:22 am #391772
I’m honestly just excited to hear this album because I am so curious. Is this gonna be a hit? Is it gonna flop? I know a lot of the focus is on Gaga and Katy, but I’m actually a bit more excited for Miley and Lorde.September 20, 2013 at 10:31 am #391773
I seriously don’t understand the appeal that she’s receiving this year. Both of her songs are absolutely atrocious, and her videos/performances reak all levels of desperatation.
The young starlet that should be receiving this kind of commercial success this year is the talented Ariana Grande.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate Miley (“See You Again,” “The Climb,” and “Party in the USA” are my jams), but I am truly baffled with her current status.September 20, 2013 at 11:22 am #391774
“Wrecking Ball” is the song of 2013 for me. Love it! I’m not here for Miley Ray’s bullshit, but I cannot get mad at her and her team’s hussle.September 20, 2013 at 11:55 am #391775
I predict her album will sell a little under or over 200k.September 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm #391776
I don’t like Miley Cyrus and she’s a terrible vocalist. However, I got to give props to her and her team. They are doing what they need to keep her name in people’s mouths. “Wrecking Ball” is a crappy song and video. “We Can’t Stop” is really bad too.
Barf @ Bangerz as the album title.September 21, 2013 at 3:56 am #391777
“Wrecking Ball” is a great pop song. It could have been sung by a number of pop divas of the moment (Rihanna, Demi, Selena, Katy, even Taylor could have warbled her way through this one decently), but I’m glad that Miley got her hands on it instead and made the most of it. The video’s excessive and cray, but the execution is flawless at least. The means of how she got to the top might be questionable to some, but a win’s a win in the end, so congrats to Team Miley! And depending on how the next few weeks go for her in general, I think she can clear more than 200K opening week if pre-sales and streaming are any indication of future sales strength.September 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm #391779
“Bangerz” is streaming for free on I-Tunes this week.September 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm #391780
The album leaked. It’s really good in spots, pretty terrible in others. Very, very uneven. The production is killer. Even in the weaker songs and the moments Miley falters, it’s clear Mike Will Made it did some fucking great work that could’ve been much better with songwritting a bit more focused and someone better in command of the album. In the end, the big problem of the album is Miley herself. I don’t need my popstars to be great singers, but I need them to have a personality and not sound like an annoying chipmunk screaming of pain.
4×4 with Nelly, #GETITRIGHT, Drive, Wrecking Ball and Do My Thang (where she expands from emulating Rihanna to emulating Nicki Minaj as well) are all the best moments. The Britney duet is a massive disappointment. Brit does that same half-sung/half-spoken thing of Work Bitch, but without nearly the same amount of attitude, and it’s actually one of the weakest hooks on the album (beat is good though).
The worst moment goes to My darlin’, a half assed song with a random integration (not sample) of the Stand By Me chorus, and a half assed Future feature that doesn’t even come close to his Loveeeeeee Song with Rihanna. Maybe You’re Right is also a particularly bad, sappy moment, and that comes as bad xerox copy of a Bruno Mars ballad. The opening and ending track are Miley at her most Rihanna-esque worst. Again, all of this sings have good aspects abotu them (mainly the production), but fail in every other way.September 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm #391781
Good production though.September 30, 2013 at 11:22 pm #391782
I just tried to listen to the “high” points again, and i could barely get through any of them (besides Drive and Wrecking Ball, they hold up). I don’t think this album has any kind of longevity, but I won’t be surprised if she gets one or two more big hits out of it.October 1, 2013 at 9:40 am #391783
Entertainment Weekly’s review:
Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
Reviewed by Nick Catucci on Oct 01, 2013
Ever wonder what the grinning naked women in Robin Thicke’s ”Blurred Lines” video were thinking? Miley Cyrus might’ve solved that riddle with ”#GETITRIGHT”—created, as it happens, by ”Blurred Lines” mastermind Pharrell Williams. Over scratchy funk guitar that evokes Daft Punk’s ”Get Lucky,” the 20-year-old describes a heightened state of nude (or nudelike) being to an absent lover: ”Would you believe I’m dancing in the mirror?/I feel like I got no panties on/I wish that I could feel ya/Now hurry, hang up that damn phone!”
The song’s every bit as immodest as you’d expect from a young lady who recently spawned a craze for swinging unattired on public pendulums. It also establishes who gives the orders in Mileyland—and who lays claim to the spoils: ”I got things I wanna do to you,” she declares, after she’s already recounted an orgasm. Bangerz, executive-produced by shrewd Atlanta beatmaker Mike Will Made It, is the onetime Disney star’s fourth studio album, but her first as the master of her own destiny and—with the two lead singles already landing at No. 1—a pacesetter in music. It’s also utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won’t settle for just shocking us.
In fact, she wants us to know her heart. A couplet like ”We were meant to be/In holy matrimony” could sink the hardiest song, but she coolly carries it off in ”Adore You,” a pretty, goop-free ballad that flaunts a key facet of her versatile voice: the throaty diva swoon. The M-word pops up all over Bangerz, most notably in ”Drive,” a sad-Kanye-esque track that Miley has said she started last Valentine’s Day, after first grazing the rocks with now ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth. But she rebounds quickly: Immediately following the self-explanatory ”FU,” which folds starry Adele-style sass and a French Montana verse into expertly inlaid dubstep wub-wubs, comes ”Do My Thang,” a ripping dance track in which a rapping Miley issues a general warning to ”stay in your lane.”
Yes, Miley raps. And if you can’t stand Ke$ha, you probably won’t take to Cyrus’ skills, either. Her confidante Britney Spears rhymes too, on ”SMS (Bangerz)”: ”They ask me how I keep a man/I keep a battery pack!” But it’s all in Cyrus’ toolbox, along with everything from mutated honky-tonk (the winningly nutty Pharrell production ”4 x 4,” with Nelly) to shameless frat-party-starting (”Love Money Party,” featuring Big Sean paying tribute to red Solo cups). She’s not only game for ”My Darlin’,” a trippy duet with Auto-Tune artiste Future, she makes it a genuine weeper. And when she’s handed conventional EDM club bait such as ”Someone Else,” she calls up her chops and throws into relief just how meek typical DJ bros like their hook girls.
Miley’s not one to use her guests as ornamentation—she needs them to turn her pop pedigree inside out. Wherever her passions alighted in the past, she’s obviously infatuated right now with hip-hop and its perpetual drive for new and exotic sounds. Bangerz may be about breaking up and wilding out, but it also agitates for the future. When she sings, ”Been wondering where you been all my life,” in ”Adore You,” she might as well be addressing her own reinvented self. A-