Her fourth studio album, Bangerz, was released on October 4, 2013 and hit stores on the eighth. The songs on the album coincide with Miley’s latest behavior: unpredictable and shallow.
The album is mostly pop with hip-hop and country influences. Guests featured in the album include Britney Spears, Big Sean, Ludacris, Nelly, Future and French Montana. The album is currently number one on iTunes, and three singles from Bangerz hold spots on the top ten iTunes chart. “Wrecking Ball,” the second single released from Bangerz, is now number two on the iTunes charts. The music video for “Wrecking Ball” broke Vevo’s record on YouTube for most views in twenty four hours. “Adore You” holds the seventh spot and “We Can’t Stop” holds the tenth spot.
“Love Money Party" is one of the misses. “Love ain’t nothing but love, when you learn how to love ain’t nothing but love,” Miley sings in "Love Party Money." The lyrics (not to mention the song titles) certainly leave something to be desired.
A certain audience will enjoy this album, while others will find it distasteful. Fans of Indie rock should not waste their time or money. Fans of artists such as Ke$ha, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga might see redemption in Bangerz. I, however, am not that impressed. While I do think that these songs can be enjoyed on certain occasions, like when at a dance, other times are not appropriate.
Miley Cyrus' behavior has been making headlines and her songs have been reaching new heights of popularity. Love her or hate her, she's becoming a fixture in the celebrity world and the in the modern music industry.
Written and photographed by: Hayley Petersen