The Life & Times of Miley Cyrus

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I wasn't blown away by "See You Again" at first but it's such an earworm of a single, every time I hear it on radio I love it more and more. Adore the country twang on some of the lines, how that rubs up against the efficient house beat and the rock guitar crunch and chanting of the chorus. This is like the event horizon of pop in 2008, where P!nk and The Veronicas and Miranda Lambert get swirled together in a vortex.

Let's talk about Miley and "See You Again" for a bit - like, of her other stuff what's really good?

Tim F, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:22 (fourteen years ago) link

One of the things I like a lot about "See You Again" is that it starts off seeming quite general (as in "I can't wait to see you again" means she generally loves seeing this guy) and then becomes super-specific - she embarrassed herself last time she saw him and won't make that mistake again. The line "the next time we hang out I will redeem myself" is such an excessive way to put it though - love it!

Tim F, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:34 (fourteen years ago) link

not as excessive as "my heart can't rest 'til then"!

the great thing about the "my best friend lesley said 'oh, she's just being miley'" line is that you can't tell whether lesley's helping her out or snarking at her.

this is still the only m cyrus song i've ever heard, i have a few more on the computer, i think, but i suspect i like the idea of cyrus/montana better than the actual music

lex pretend, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah I was thinking that myself (re the leslie line) - probably she's doing both!

Tim F, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:42 (fourteen years ago) link

I love how much hate her. I personally think she's the devil child and is about to bring on the imminent apocolypse because she's PURE evil but music wise she has some really accessible fun tunes songs that don't verge on the jail bait like Jojo did...well they do a bit because of her voice.
'See you again' (Heart that will never be tamed/redeem myself) its all a bit redemption hour imo but its got a good electro base.
'Clear' has a really irritating cod reggae vibe that I don't like plus it implies she reads 'the papers' but then the chorus kicks in and I want to cry because I love it that much.
'Good & Broken' is a really amazing power pop fist pumping song. I'm quite impressed'we are broken chains' its well deep.
She sounds like Ashlee Simpson constantly but with better vocal chops obv.
'7 Things' sounds like something I've heard before, like late 90's ish throwback shit isn't up to standard, it sounds like the crappy 'songs' you get on poor TV movies about young 'rock bands' and they always write about how much like they love/hate this guy.
So my verdict; I like her voice, she's got great production, the lyrics are excessive but good and her tunes will no doubt sell, but bring back Jojo.

VeronaInTheClub, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:57 (fourteen years ago) link

New teenpop thread COOL!

O. Vickers, Sunday, 15 June 2008 11:08 (fourteen years ago) link

"See You Again" is the only song I have heard by her, and I have to admit it's pretty good. The specificity in the lyric that Tim mentions definitely adds a lot to it. I don't know who wrote the song, but the "my best friend lesley said 'oh, she's just being miley'" line sounds very much like something a kid would say.

Mark Rich@rdson, Sunday, 15 June 2008 16:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I love "See You Again," and "Best of Both Worlds." The former, almost entirely because of "I stu-stu-stuttered," the latter because of "little we-e-e-ird!" and cause it sounds like country. Stuff like "7 Things" is way too nasally.

Also, since this is "Life & Times," I've felt a little conflicted ever since that South Park Britney episode / the cultural consensus that Miley Cyrus is the next Britney Spears. There's really nothing in common between Britney Spears + Miley except that they were/are both young female pop singers, but PopCulture seems to now have an aura of inevitability that Miley Cyrus is going to totally destroy her life/lose her mind/have a huge horrible scandal. I'm not sure I entirely buy the South Park explanation for this inevitability (human nature to prop up a young woman and then destroy her, like some sacrificial rite), because it seems like Britney created the template here. I don't know of a pre-Britney example of this. So I just wonder if it isn't people reaching (they see popular Miley, they remember popular Britney, they make conclusions). Also, musically, Miley isn't selling herself as sexually as Britney ever did ('See Your Again' V 'Hit Me Baby One More Time,' tho Britney was 17 when she made Hit Me and Miley is only 15 now?)

Anyway, it's probably telling that I'm much more interested in how Pop Culture is reacting to Miley than to her music. (I mean, not just telling of what I'm paying attention to, but also telling in how inherently interesting her music is/isn't. )

Mordy, Sunday, 15 June 2008 16:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Also, since I'll be gone for the next 2 weeks; Missing this thread's inevitable clusterfuck = classic.

Mordy, Sunday, 15 June 2008 16:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Indeed. Just for cognitive dissonance I dragged out a copy of the first Runaways album last week. In the current climate, it'd be impossible to release an album like that on a major label. Kim Fowley would be jailed. I bought it in a family department store in 1976.

Gorge, Sunday, 15 June 2008 17:20 (fourteen years ago) link

i love "see you again" especially because of "my best friend Leslie said "oh she's just being Miley"" which makes me smile every time

her other stuff that i've heard is a lot more power-pop than "see you again", so you wouldn't necessarily be into it... but i'll recommend "I Got Nerve" and "East Northumberland High" anyway, they're such energetic and likable songs.

aaron d.g., Sunday, 15 June 2008 21:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah "I Got Nerve" was good. I'm assuming "See You Again" is signposting a shift in style.

Mordy I think the Miley=Britney argument primarily arises from the Vanity Fair shoot that Annie Leibowitz did. In one photo Miley is lying with her head in her dad's lap; in another she's apparently naked but for a bedsheet, with mussed make-up and hair, looking faintly spooked. It's very post-coital with slight hints at rough treatment. The contrast is kinda disturbing (though not at all the sign of widespread moral failure that conservatives are painting it as being) - and Miley is, after all, 15 years old still.

Whereas, as you say, Britney was already 17 when "Baby, One More Time" came out.

The implication is: if Miley's going there now, how far will she have gone when she is 17?

Also it's not just a Britney thing - she may have set the trend, but you've also got to look at Lindsay Lohan, who combines the film childstar angle (which leads back to earlier examples like Drew Barrymore) with a pop career - and of course Miley has her TV show and has done film appearances.

Also the Olsen twins are another reference point, esp. with regard to the very public transition from children to teenage sex objects (while the ultimate ancestral figure is of course Judy Garland).

Tim F, Monday, 16 June 2008 01:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I like the st-st-stutter bit because I like to think she's referencing Joe.

Tape Store, Monday, 16 June 2008 02:11 (fourteen years ago) link

while the ultimate ancestral figure is of course Judy Garland

Head-to-head tie with Shirley Temple there I think but then again Judy's celebrity career lasted longer.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 June 2008 02:54 (fourteen years ago) link

There are Hanna Montana posters all over the buses here (Rome)! I'll post some pictures after I get internet on my laptop. (I'm in an internet cafe right now.)

Mordy, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:42 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not sure I entirely buy the South Park explanation for this inevitability (human nature to prop up a young woman and then destroy her, like some sacrificial rite), because it seems like Britney created the template here. I don't know of a pre-Britney example of this.

Arguably*, this is what happened to Marilyn Monroe.

*massively, contentiously arguable, I know

HI DERE, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

wow are the posters like in ITALIAN and everything?

some dude, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:54 (fourteen years ago) link

He's in Rome so they're probably in Urdu.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Still my favorite single of 2008 (thanks in part to Colette, who tipped me off to its brilliance). This is probably my favorite thing I've read about it.

jaymc, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 17:03 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Album is out. Opinions?

Mordy, Sunday, 27 July 2008 23:41 (fourteen years ago) link

From Rolling Country:

Miley album's now leaked, and the one track on it that feels country to me is "These Four Walls," though I can't say why I feel it's country. Reminds me a bit of Tiffany's "Could've Been," which I always thought could've been covered by a country singer (in fact was, by Carrie Underwood on American Idol) - anyway, the sort of pop ballad that a passionate country belle would sing.

Only four songs on the album stand out for me so far: this one and "Fly On The Wall" and "Full Circle" (the blaring pop rock she tended to do as Hannah Montana), and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," which is blarey too, with some girl groupishness in the background. I like the noncuteness of her voice; the album is consistently OK; I'm disappointed there aren't more great songs. Don't think I like anything as much as my four faves from Meet Miley Cyrus: "See You Again," "GNO (Girls Night Out)," "Start All Over," and "East Northumberland High."

Some memorable lyrics to "Wake Up America." They're not good - just Save The Earth platitudes - but one line made me perk up: "I know that you don't want to hear it/Especially coming from someone so young," which reminds me of Dylan's "How much do I know/To talk out of turn/You might say that I'm young/You might say I'm unlearned." But Miley doesn't then follow with, "But there's one thing I know/Though I'm younger than you/That even Jesus would never/Forgive what you do."

-- Frank Kogan, Sunday, July 20, 2008 1:26 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Link

Turns out that the Miley somewhat countryish (and good) track "These Four Walls" that I mentioned upthread is a cover of Cheyenne Kimball's "Four Walls" (first up on Cheyenne's MySpace), though Miley's "Full Circle" is not a cover of Cheyenne Kimball's "Full Circle." But Miley's "Full Circle" was co-written with Scott Cutler and Anne Preven, who co-wrote Cheyenne's "Four Walls," so everything comes full circle.

(And the other songs on Cheyenne's MySpace are even better, though further from country and folk; maybe I need to go back and get that old Cheyenne album.)

-- Frank Kogan, Thursday, July 24, 2008 4:36 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Link

Playing Miley today; definitely like a few tracks. Not sure if I love any. (Beyond "See You Again," if that counts.) Frank was wondering what old song "Fly on the Wall" sounded like; can't think of anything, overall, though there's a little synth part that reminds me of "Tainted Love" in there a couple times (popular in teen-pop ever since Rihanna revived it.)

-- xhuxk, Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:31 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Link

I'm not loving much on the Miley album. I guess "Four Walls" is my non-"See You Again" favorite, then probably "Fly On The Wall" and "Simple Song." (And "See You Again" is better in its non-remixed version, which isn't on this album.)

-- xhuxk, Saturday, July 26, 2008 10:04 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

xhuxk, Monday, 28 July 2008 00:10 (fourteen years ago) link

I haven't heard much of the new album yet, but what I've heard hasn't impressed me. I think "7 Things" is pretty horrible. I love that Miley's a teen star whose voice isn't at all nymphet-like. I think she's pushing this as an adult album a bit too hard--she did an interview intimating that she has listeners in their '30s and '40s, which outside of this forum, I pretty much doubt. She is still so young; she doesn't have to rush so much to grow up--except for the fact that in reality she's not a kid in any way. She seems really tired and not so charming in interviews lately. Previous faves:

Hannah Montana: Nobody's Perfect, Rock Star, You and Me Together.

Miley Cyrus: Start All Over, See You Again (of course), As I Am.

Virginia Plain, Monday, 28 July 2008 04:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, I definitely don't hear this as an adult album. And I thought the Aly & AJ album had appeal to adults (and when I listened to it, I listened to it as music that I enjoy). But when I listen to the Miley album, I feel very conscious that she is a child writing for other children. There's nothing really sophisticated about her lyrics (or even potentially sophisticated).

Mordy, Monday, 28 July 2008 04:38 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i figure anyone who will open up this thread cares enough about jonas brothers

here is their new single "burnin up"

which i really like a lot. super slickly produced and reminds me like maroon 5 (though not as good). if they played stuff like this on rock radio id listen to rock radio, it reminds me of blink-182 era stuff that i loved in terms of production mostly (also it has a great hook!)

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:05 (fourteen years ago) link

didn't you hate them like a week ago

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i was probably challopsing and/or letting my teenage-like immediate resentment of radio disney stuff creep in

this is the first song ive ever heard by them

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:11 (fourteen years ago) link

teenage-like immediate resentment of radio disney stuff

16 year old indie teen and not 13 year old girl teen

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:13 (fourteen years ago) link

"pushin me away" on the other hand sounds like some really turgid sub-metro station stuff to me

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:24 (fourteen years ago) link

btw what

at the rap in the middle of "burnin up"? maybe its only the video version?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:29 (fourteen years ago) link

My initial impression is A Little Bit Longer isn't as good as Jonas Brothers. The guitars are souped up a bit more but the songs aren't as good. Chris Lord-Alge is on hand again for the mix and he's been doing these kinds of records for years. Makes 'em all sound the same -- great right out of the box. But they fall down when the mix is the only thing holding up the tunes.

"Got Me Going Crazy" has a great fuzz-toned garage-rock style verse. Over and out in two and half a minutes, it's the Jonas Brothers or their producer having 'em mimic the Music Machine or Count 5, or someone's idea of the latter.

"BB Good" has big crunch chords. Reminded me briefly of BTO-style rock with kids instead of big fat men on vocals. "Burnin' Up" is distant the play list. Dumb and pointless rap stuck into the end. "Shelf" -- chugga-chugga palm-muted guitar pop isn't bad because Jonas Brothers aren't as pitiful as the slew of poverty-case festival emo bands (I went through a couple of years go for xhuxk) doing this kind of stuff.

"Lovebug" has dumbass ska at the beginning. "Video Girl" -- annoying in a minor way but not enough to make you hit eject. "Pushin' Me Away" -- skip. "Sorry" -- Cheap Trick and a lot of other bands have done a lot of this type of thing on their last couple albums. Def Leppard, on their new one for example, which isn't any good. "Sorry" is a bit better, somewhere closer to Cheap Trick.

Nothing on the new album seems as as good as "That's Just the Way We Roll," "Year 3000," the duet the Miley Cyrus and the remake of "Kids in America" as "Kids of the Future" or whatever.

But there are at least three keepers on it.

I dragged out some Chris Lord-Alge produced stuff in this vein, plats that never made it. And they're functionally indistinguishable. In fact, I'd dig for The Donnas' Spend the Night from a few years back used. It's on Atlantic, does the same style except with more lascivious lyrics pointed the other way. And the songs and attack smoke the Jonas Brothers.

Gorge, Saturday, 16 August 2008 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link

btw what

at the rap in the middle of "burnin up"?

it's by their bodyguard Big Rob, who is not the bodyguard guy on Rob & Big, but was Britney Spears' old bodyguard. don't ask me why i know this. or why he's on their song.

some dude, Saturday, 16 August 2008 21:57 (fourteen years ago) link

ya it seriously gave me some like, aaron carter flashbacks or something

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 August 2008 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

five months pass...

a fine sentiment well expressed
a controversial thrust effectively delivered
a piece of shrewd common sense simply and plainly set out

yungblut, Thursday, 22 January 2009 05:13 (fourteen years ago) link

That's pretty gross.

I'm just glad my Dad only showed a passing interest in "Blossom".

energy, Thursday, 22 January 2009 20:43 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I wonder what they were think... no, I s'pose they don't think much.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 6 February 2009 13:29 (fourteen years ago) link

lol actual Asian guy. "Can you BELIEVE this shit?"

Nebuchadnezzar Strychnine (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 6 February 2009 14:26 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...

The new single, "Party in the U.S.A." is like so many songs rolled into one.

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 18:30 (thirteen years ago) link

even rolled some pole dancing into it

Sarahel Syndrome (carne asada), Tuesday, 11 August 2009 18:35 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

New single. This is absolutely fucking BRILLIANT.

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 24 September 2009 12:59 (thirteen years ago) link

My favourite part of this song is "I'm nodding my head like 'Yeah....', I'm moving my hips like 'Yeah....'"

Tim F, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I think my favourite part is ALL OF IT. Just listened five times on the trot.

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Plus, it's already a parlour game in my head to replace Jay-Z/Britney with someone else: "And a Megadeth song was on, and an ATR song was on..."

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Wow! Really quite good. Pleasant surprise of the day.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:18 (thirteen years ago) link

i keep almost liking this song and then that "yeah" before she sings the title is so shrill and horiffic it makes me hate the whole thing

alship journey to papa (some dude), Thursday, 24 September 2009 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

O my, she's a saucy one.

mo radalj, Thursday, 24 September 2009 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

It's . . . okay. The best part are the lyric's sly reference to other pop-culture artists and their songs, but it's not enough to save an otherwise unremarkable, merely competent song.

To be fair, I'm more of a noncommercial rock fan than a pop fan. But I do like a lot of pop.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 24 September 2009 16:38 (thirteen years ago) link

i hate how she says "tummy"

iirc flair (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 24 September 2009 19:26 (thirteen years ago) link

this is the kind of song that only gets improved by mass pop culture ubiquity, but if it doesn't get there i'll happily forget about it

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 September 2009 19:45 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, wait, billy ray cyrus pissed the whole world off?

― Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:14 PM Bookmark

It was like, "Oh you think this Garth Brooks fella has completely ruined country music? Wait until you get a load out of this guy."

*Leans back in rocking chair, puffs on pipe.* (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 17 February 2011 17:05 (twelve years ago) link

You tell 'em, Lester.

old man yells at poop first thing in the morning (pixel farmer), Thursday, 17 February 2011 17:06 (twelve years ago) link

Eww, I don't ever want to get a load out of Billy Ray.

rendezvous then i'm through with HOOS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 17 February 2011 17:06 (twelve years ago) link

19 years ago, we all did. (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 17 February 2011 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

i used to know a jazz professor once who also was a gigging musician and his policy was he'd play any song for a paycheck except herbie hancock's "chameleon" or billy ray cyrus's "achy breaky heart"

gr8080, Thursday, 17 February 2011 18:33 (twelve years ago) link

chameleon is a great song

never meant to heart anyone (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 17 February 2011 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

which has been ruined by countless mediocre jam session performances, and middle school jazz concerts. or maybe it's more of a great original recording than a great song.

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Thursday, 17 February 2011 18:43 (twelve years ago) link

One of my biggest pet peeves as a musician was that, when someone did choose Chameleon as a song to jam out on, it was really really hard to get people to play the bridge or the extended jam section. People just like playing "Bowm bowm bowm bowm - BOWM! BOWN!"

kkvgz, Thursday, 17 February 2011 18:47 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 March 2011 23:38 (twelve years ago) link

Watched that last night. She's a very strange person. I guess I'd never really heard her talk before, either, so I was thrown by her husky twang.

jaymc, Friday, 4 March 2011 23:43 (twelve years ago) link

i watched like an episode and a half of hannah montana while researching for that voice piece and yeah, every time she says anything sarcastic her voice drops a couple registers and it is Very Surprising.

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 5 March 2011 00:23 (twelve years ago) link

(she's sarcastic a lot, by the way. hannah montana's kind of a pill.)

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 5 March 2011 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

SNL tonight, y'all.

Virginia Plain, Saturday, 5 March 2011 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

hoo boy

HOOStory is back. Fasten your steenbelts. (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 5 March 2011 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

the relative brevity of her transition from too-perfect to fallen angel is a little bizarre, michael lohan has trained me to expect a much more drawn out media battle

HOOStory is back. Fasten your steenbelts. (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 5 March 2011 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

Miley Cyrus has gone on record in support of gay rights in the past, but this time she went with a decidedly more permanent statement. Last Friday, the singer tweeted a photo of her new tattoo, an equal sign on her right ringer finger, with the caption “All LOVE is equal.” In a year where the “It Gets Better” videos have served as a very formal, very scripted (and, yes, very powerful) beacon of the gay rights landscape, Cyrus’s subtle nod is a quirky (and dare I even say refreshing?) political affirmation. If nothing else, she is, in her own way, breathing new life into the debate with the kind of nonchalance that only an 18-year-old can. Unfortunately for Miss Miley, announcing her new art didn’t turn out to be all peace, love, and rainbows.

Shortly after Cyrus showed off her ink, one of her followers, named @MileyCyrusLuver, tried to engage the pop star in a theology debate by citing Bible verses against homosexuality. Cyrus kept her rebuttal short: “Where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn’t. GOD is the only judge honey.” Alas, the same can’t be said of her strong-minded fans. Over the weekend, a full-scale Twitter battle erupted between her fans, who reportedly went so far as to Tweet death threats against @MileyCyrusLuver. Eventually, Cyrus had to intervene in support of her antagonist, “Dude everyone lay off @MileyCyrusLuver Love u! Everyone is entitled 2 opinions! ‘if u don’t stand 4 something you’ll fall for anything.’”

kkvgz, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:53 (eleven years ago) link

ringer finger

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:58 (eleven years ago) link

"Miley Cyrus gay marriage tattoo Twitter war" is an entrancing phrase.

jaymc, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:17 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

buzza, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:53 (eleven years ago) link


⚓ (gr8080), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 06:36 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol sry hueg

Famous porn scenes like "shake that bear" (Phil D.), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 16:34 (eleven years ago) link

Miley Cyrus is on Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. In an exclusive, Miley Cyrus will perform "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" next Monday, February 6. It will be the first in a series of performances by artists from Chimes of Freedom, as Ellen pays tribute to the work of Amnesty International.

Cyrus' video for the track been added by MTV, VH1, MTV Hits,, GAC, CMT, CMT Pure,, Music Choice-Video on Demand and Palladia. "Miley covers 'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go' with all of the mournfulness and dusty sentiment that the classic Dylan song requires, pouring her heart into the track and giving the legend his due," said MTV Buzzworthy, while NPR's Ann Powersobserved that Cyrus' "excellent outing recalls her godmother Dolly Parton."Using her social media sites, Miley has parlayed the video - which has received more than 2,000,000 views since premiering last week - into an opportunity to engage her fans in the human rights cause.

record company pr

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

How many cake-related scandals can Miley Cyrus weather?

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

It's hard to believe that just 40 years ago she was a teenager

Poliopolice, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:06 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Is it weird that I've heard See You Again five times in a row because of the "st-st-stuttered" bit

some white dude (Turangalila), Monday, 24 September 2012 18:43 (ten years ago) link

seven years pass...

you know what, this is the best Miley single since the Bangerz era (which I maintain is a great album despite the controversies around it)

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 15 August 2020 16:41 (two years ago) link

yeah this is pretty good

bangerz being good despite the controversy is pretty commonly acknowledged i think

dyl, Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:30 (two years ago) link

it might be her best single ever to be honest. “edge of seventeen” is a good look on her.

monotony, Sunday, 16 August 2020 22:37 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

New album has deep karaoke vibes, don’t know if for better or worse, leaning towards the latter

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 28 November 2020 07:06 (two years ago) link

I take it back, this album is mostly good, esp the second half

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 23:40 (two years ago) link

It feels to the 80s what Lenny Kravitz is to the 70s, and I mean this in a good way: it sounds more of that era than an imitation of it. In 20 years, maybe some of these songs will be interchangeable with, like, Shannon’s “Let The Music Play.”

... (Eazy), Thursday, 3 December 2020 00:23 (two years ago) link

This is good! Not a fan of "Gimme What I Want," but I like everything else, esp. "High" and "Golden G String." There might be a few more songs on the theme of "I am a wild rebel spirit who will cheat on you, fuck the haters" than one album really needs, but overall I think it all works.

Lily Dale, Thursday, 3 December 2020 01:12 (two years ago) link

Fucking great album. She sounds like Christina Amphlett in places.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 December 2020 01:33 (two years ago) link

Really love the Midnight Sky -> High -> Hate Me run

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Monday, 7 December 2020 18:29 (two years ago) link

Good live version of "Midnight Sky":

... (Eazy), Saturday, 12 December 2020 20:43 (two years ago) link

Also, I'm ready to make the "Midnight Sky" opening my ringtone.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 20:29 (two years ago) link my favorite song of hers was when she did the vocals on this butthole surfers song!

xzanfar, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 20:58 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I refuse to click on this link but thought you might want to:

pomenitul, Thursday, 28 January 2021 23:27 (two years ago) link

it's not even surprising that she does a really good job on this: she isn't trying to be Hope Sandoval but she manages to be faithful to the original while serving her own interpretation of it. I haven't really enjoyed this album cycle apart from the covers she's been doing in performances.

boxedjoy, Friday, 29 January 2021 08:44 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

you know what, I wouldn't even do this for karaoke as a joke bc I still don't know what they are so kudos for the effort

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 11:23 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Listening to Bangerz and what a wacky album between the solid hits.


— stormie ♡ (@babylongcf) July 30, 2021

... (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2021 21:14 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

new single is decent

Murgatroid, Friday, 13 January 2023 16:05 (two months ago) link

forgot how I got there, but I had a small Miley kick earlier this week - some findings:

“Wrecking Ball” is a great song. I think it was overshadowed by all the video hoopla back then, but I think it holds up better than “We Can’t Stop”, which I greatly preferred at the time.

confirmed: I still love “Rooting For My Baby”.

“Midnight Sky” is a bona fide bangerⓏ, and the mashup-remix with “Edge of Seventeen” is great too.

oh, she also does a mash-up of “Wrecking Ball” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” that works extremely well. it’s on the live album (!) she released last year (!).

yeah, that new song is decent, but not nearly as special as I would have hoped after my little Miley moment

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Friday, 13 January 2023 17:19 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

“Flowers” is the biggest song in the world right now and has single(!)-handedly pushed Miley up to second-most streamed artist on Spotify. quite surreal.

let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 February 2023 07:59 (one month ago) link

I really like Flowers, shades of...later period George Michael? Among other things anyways good for Miley and good for the world very encouraging

Florin Cuchares, Thursday, 16 February 2023 09:32 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

don’t know what’s more surprising, how “tasteful” the album is (I mean, Brandi Carlisle and Sia are the features) or that it’s actually good bc of or despite its tastefulness (haven’t decided)

Murgatroid, Monday, 13 March 2023 23:14 (two weeks ago) link

Good album. I prefer the last one.

the very juice and sperm of kindness. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2023 23:22 (two weeks ago) link

Probably same

Glad she deleted Wayne Coyne from her contacts

Murgatroid, Monday, 13 March 2023 23:26 (two weeks ago) link

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