Review Roundup: Miley Cyrus – ‘Bangerz’


Miley Cyrus has shocked and enraged with her live performances and music videos. Now the 20-year-old pop star faces her critics once again with Bangerz, her fourth and most provocative album yet.

The former Hannah Montana trades her electro-pop jams for an edgier hip-hop-inspired sound courtesy of hitmakers including Mike WiLL Made-It, Dr. Luke, Pharrell, and, with appearances from Big Sean, French Montana, Nelly, Future, and Britney Spears.

Was Miley album to impress with her coming-of-age album? Find out what the critics are saying.

Entertainment Weekly: It’s also utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won’t settle for just shocking us. A-

Rolling Stone: Some skeptics—let’s call them haters—might argue that Cyrus isn’t wholly comfortable in her new dirty/crazy persona. But that’s part of the strange charm. 3.5/5

USA Today: [Bangerz] is exactly what they should have expected: a collection of competent, mostly generic tunes that juggle self-conscious sass with glimmers of earnestness. 2/4

Los Angeles Times: There’s plenty more provocation on Bangerz, which moves away from the glossy electro-pop sound of Cyrus’ earlier records toward a grittier, hip-hop-inspired vibe. 3/4

New York Daily News: The former Hannah Montana’s fourth album Bangerz continues the ex-Disney star’s attempt to shock, but the twerking twerp doesn’t pull off a decent tune. 2/5

PEOPLE: This edgier Cyrus, though, is never totally believable as a B-girl or a bad girl (see “FU”), and even if you check your brain, the mindlessness of “SMS (Bangerz)” with Britney Spears just feels plain silly. 3/4

The Boston Globe: If Cyrus would concentrate more on showcasing her music than trying to become the latest shock queen, perhaps we wouldn’t be shocked that Bangerz is a good album.

Rap-Up’s Favorite Tracks: “Adore You,” “We Can’t Stop,” “Wrecking Ball”

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  1. @thenormajeane

    This album is truly amazing. It takes time to adjust, but the songs are amazing. Some of them show off her vocals like never before.


  2. Lo

    Looooooooooooool.. It is shit

    She won’t make it far, I hate the girl and her freakin tongue

    Vulgar shittt


    NickiSlaysMe_ Reply:

    @Lo, bow Tf down when you see it hit #1 on billboard


  3. Brian

    0/10 or no -10/10.


  4. KemBarbUK

    The album is trash



    The album is a solid 8/10.


  6. Jlinz

    its a solid pop album. i like it


  7. bobs



  8. Alex

    Kinda liked the album. She can do it way better than ‘Bangerz’ 7/10 for me.


  9. Winston Churchill

    They should fire Miley Cyrus from a drone.


  10. Speechless

    The only decent songs are already singles.


  11. nwhat

    trash. 3/4 are you kidding me? 0/4.





    troof Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Rihanna cant sing live


    Billy Reply:

    @troof, true..but shes much better than Miley


    Speechless Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Chile please. her album got a 61 on metacritic. The only thing she won was an A for effort but an F for talent.


  13. nwhat

    how can you guys even compare miley to Rihanna. Rihanna is original, miley is just a wannabe with no arse


    NickiSlaysMe_ Reply:

    @nwhat, how is she a wanna be ?


    Ciarastan Reply:

    @nwhat, since when has rihanna been original? She doesn’t even write her own song s unlike Miley who does


  14. NickiSlaysMe_

    I’m tired of all the negativity , y’all swear she the fuckin devil !!! She twerked so fuckin what !!!! She dresses with her nipples out so fuckin what !! Rihanna is not the only bitch that can do the shit ! She not the goddess or god or king or queen of anything but the navy ! Don’t get me wrong I love some rih ! But why compare ! Let’s just happy music isn’t dying ! Miley’s album is what she wanted it to be if you watched miley : The movement , you’ll know some shit !


  15. Keepin'It100

    In all fairness, i think the album rate should be 2/4 or 2.5/5! It’s 50% good and 50% lack luster! There were hits and misses/fullers in her album! It’s a take or leave it type of album! Fav’ song is ‘Maybe You’re Right’ #MyReview


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