Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

Smiley Miley ditched the Disney pop scene years ago, but it is not until recently that the recording artist came out of her shell entirely. RCA Records released Bangerz Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Her fourth album hit the number one spot on the iTunes chart within a week of release. The album has a variety of featured artist such as, Brittney Spears, French Montana, Nelly, Big Sean, Ludacris, and Future. With an overall theme of romance and the encounters that accompany it reportedly inspired by former fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus has put together a piece of relatable art. Each track contrasts in tempos, electric rhythms and a constant change between ballads and raps. Album opener, “Adore You” sets the tone for the album by amplifying the confusion that goes along with coming of age experiences. By track 7, “Love Money Party” Cyrus transitions to the provocative side of her album. The tongue twisting lyrics, “party ain’t nothin’ but a party when you party every day, ain’t nothin’ but a party,” suggest her adaptation to the party lifestyle has benefitted her more than when she was committed to Hemsworth. Although her rapping is amateur, it is definitely entertaining. A personal favorite, “FU” Ft. French Montana manages to symbolize Miley’s current attitude toward the word in three minutes and fifty-two seconds. Beginning with a distinctive piano intro and adding a burlesque flavor to the track, Cyrus has proved her ability to smoothly produce versatile music. Bangerz could not have been a more suitable album to tie into the new wild and carefree persona Cyrus has evolved to.