Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2013 Ratings: #1003 / 1039
User Score
Based on 529 ratings
2013 Ratings: #469
Liked by 11 people
October 8, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
Dance Pop, R&B / Genres
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A.V. Club

With its fresh, smart takes on youth, heartbreak, and modern culture, Bangerz is a record that could very well legitimize Miley Cyrus.


This delusional “growing up is bad” aspect of Bangerz is part of what makes it good, because it means that Miley can pull off things that shouldn’t work.


Bangerz transforms Miley into a pop star who won't -- and can't -- be ignored as she rings in her twenties.

Consequence of Sound

Don’t be shocked that this album is mid-level pop, be surprised that even at 20, Miley can open her scope to encompass country, hip-hop, ballads, and even the electronic impulses of today’s pop. 

Rolling Stone

Bangerz is the sound of Hannah Montana gone Miami Vice.

Slant Magazine
A few tracks find Cyrus genre-hopping without any clear focus, like the tedious and cliché "Love Money Party" and the rote "Maybe You're Right," but they're outliers on an otherwise consistent, and consistently surprising, album.

"Bangerz," Cyrus' fourth studio album and RCA Records debut, is, for better and worse, the sound of a singer following a pair of enormous singles with a full-length completely from the perspective that birthed those two hits.

FACT Magazine

In a year where the pop charts’ two biggest singles sound like Jamiroquai and Emeli Sande has sold more albums than anyone else from the UK, a record this entertaining, diverse and full of surprises – and often, yes, good songs – feels like a breath of fresh air.


Regardless of which it is, in trying to chase the ley lines of the pop music discourse of the current day, Bangerz feels a little lost for direction.


If there’s one thing that Bangerz can be described as, it’s run of the mill. There’s obviously a fair number of swear words and lots of references to sex scattered around the place, but even this just sounds so cynical as to come across as utterly innocuous.


While Bangerz pleasures are fleeting at best, the times when she goes all-out goofy, embracing the campy side of the popstar equation, she actually seems to have found her groove; shame these moments are surrounded by such atrociously forgettable filler.


Bangerz is a precise album that flits between bombastic and turgid; it is not very fun.

Pretty Much Amazing

These so-called Bangerz are hookless, poorly written, dully produced songs, and their singer doesn’t have the charisma or talent to see them through. 

Tiny Mix Tapes

Bangerz isn’t really all that bangin :(

No Ripcord
Her recent singles and elevation to tabloid fodder may have secured her place in the upper echelons of pop stardom, but you’d hope that, despite mounting evidence to the contrary, having a decent song or two in your repertoire should count for something.
The biggest abortion since that scene in Revolutionary Road. What happens when a county white-trash girl gets famous? She fucks several famous rappers in exchange for getting them reluctantly in on studio sessions: then you get Bangerz. She could prob use her pussy as an echo chamber after getting run through by Juicy J, Snoop, Future, Nelly, Luda and the rest. At least she shows more and more skin in each video, eventually she'll just make a sex tape and have a new single playing in the ... read more
'Bangerz' é um declínio artístico disfarçado de auge pelo sucesso comercial conquistado por Miley Cyrus em sua mais polêmica e controversa era. Tudo isso deve-se à mudança repentina na persona artística que ao longo dos anos sofreu alterações, indo de mocinha à vilã, e claro que o público não iria receber devidas mudanças de braços abertos.
E no meio de tantas confusões e ... read more
I think the direction of "Bangerz" is kinda lost. Even the swear words and the references to sex sounds so cynical as to come across as inoffensive. It's a breath of fresh air... a very weak one, but yeah.

✅ Adore You | SMS (Bangerz) | Wrecking Ball | Love Money Party | Do My Thang
I don't love this album, nor even like it that much. I do like that this album does not take itself that seriously. Sometimes you are in the mood to lean into your trash-self, and this album is here for you, which is kind of nice?
including big sean deducts 10 points from this album immediately. but when that is out of consideration, bangerz is a jubilant and carefree record, but it lacks substace (aside from wrecking ball). a few songs were very well crafted, mike will made it did some great work. but then there were the country mash-ups. #GETITRIGHT and 4x4 are insanely terrible songs that do not fit with the pop and hip hop production of the other songs.
as a whole, bangerz had potential, but was overrun by ... read more
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Track List

  1. Adore You
  2. We Can't Stop
  3. SMS (Bangerz)
  4. 4x4
  5. My Darlin'
  6. Wrecking Ball
  7. Love Money Party 
  8. #Getitright
  9. Drive 
  10. FU
  11. Do My Thang 
  12. Maybe You're Right
  13. Someone Else
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Added on: October 3, 2013