Miley’s been gossip fodder because of her notorious behaviour, and Bangerz is taking the heat… in a good way
By Charmaine Phua
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Miley Cyrus may look like she’s about to fall off the deep end the way Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes did, but with all the gossip that’s been invading our newsfeeds and tabloids, you can’t deny – this is one sharp girl.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Miley’s been in the spotlight in the last month, with her eye-popping twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards, the end of her engagement with Liam Hemsworth and her recent music videos, just to name a few.
And, when you’ve got an album coming out, any publicity is good publicity.
NOT ALL THAT ‘BANGERZ’
For all the effort that she’s been putting in to publicise her 4th album, Bangerz has fallen a tad short of explosive. Don’t get me wrong – this girl can sing, and she has some really strong songs on the album, but the tracks that I fell in love with weren’t the hard-hitting ones.
The Britney-Miley collaboration, “SMS (Bangerz)”, was a little too try-hard, and though I did like the sample of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It”, it did sound repetitive. I also wasn’t a fan of “4×4” (featuring Nelly) – the accordion adds an interesting flavour, but the country-twang sounds out of place on the mostly hip-hop and pop album.
BUT IT ‘TWERKS’
With Pharrell’s stamp of approval, “#GetItRight” is a solid track that may just get you whistling too, while her first single, “We Can’t Stop”, has a hook that cannot be denied.
The break-up anthem and second single off the album, Wrecking Ball, has to be my favourite, with the emotional lyrics and heartfelt crooning. A good follow-up song would be FU (featuring French Montana) which is furious and indignant at the same time, perfect for empowering you after a breakup.
So, yes, this little Disney girl has definitely grown out of her past, and will still have us listening.
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About Charmaine Phua
Charmaine Phua is Executive Producer / Presenter of Power 98. She would have a dilemma if she had to choose between bangers & mash at the pub and Bangerz and mash-ups. Tune in to her on Power 98.