Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2015 Ratings: #717 / 772
User Score
Based on 406 ratings
2015 Ratings: #594
August 30, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Smiley Miley Inc. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

Dead Petz is a remarkable accomplishment because Cyrus appears to have grasped all of her potential at once: there are Hot 100-ready sugar bombs, psychedelic departures, rugged rock, and throbbing alt-pop that immediately makes the year’s other best pop record (Carly Rae Jepsen’s excellent EMOTION) sound alarmingly obsolete.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

If you can force yourself to slog through the bullshit and actually pay close attention to the album, you’ll emerge from the experience interested and engaged.

80
NME
'Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz' is surely the weirdest album made by a massive pop star in recent memory, but more impressively, it's also an essential listen.
80
Time Out London

It’s bloated, self-indulgent and occasionally cringey – but never boring. A couple of tracks are up with the best of 2015.

70
Rolling Stone

Most of Dead Petz sounds pretty much like the Lips' latter-day output — she aims for Coyne-like high notes that don't suit her lowdown voice. But she scores wacko successes like "Milky Milky Milk," "Cyrus Skies" and "Slab of Butter (Scorpion)," along with cameos from Big Sean, Ariel Pink and producer Mike Will Made It.

70
AllMusic

Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz needs an editor, but there's more than enough worthwhile music here to transcend shock value.

60
Billboard

Make no mistake, some of this album is unlistenable ... But Cyrus is also too skilled of an artist to not place some beauty inside this madness.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

The playful experimentalism and inherently subversive nature of Dead Petz is enjoyable (in a sickly-sweet way) throughout, yet it’s experimentation is akin to playing absent-mindedly with a shitty synthesizer iPhone app.

60
DIY

It’s ... undoubtedly the most interesting and substantial thing Cyrus has ever done, an absolute beast of an album with twenty three tracks that sometimes hit, sometimes miss and sometimes transcend either category and just become a portal to the weird.

60
PopMatters

It’s a messy, deeply personal move that finds Cyrus unabashedly putting forth an unapologetically full-fledged reinvention of self, one lacking in timidity and subtlety.

50
A.V. Club
The album represents a brain dump of a discrete time in Cyrus’ life, an unfiltered collection of musical explorations and personal reflections. It’s an expression of pure creativity and yet another aspect of her progression into an artist committed to living her life in public, warts and all.
50
Spin

On Petz, the total lack of unpredictability is what betrays Cyrus’ true lack of imagination, her fatal flaw as a Youth Culture Messiah.

43
Consequence of Sound

If Bangerz saw an ex-Disney star reveling in her newfound freedom from long hair and adult supervision, then Dead Petz sees Cyrus revel in her own freedom from good taste.

40
Under The Radar

Dead Petz is just more mannered than it tries to appear on the surface, too long, and doesn't end up shaking up much of anything, let alone the artistic ambitions of Cyrus or The Flaming Lips.

30
Pitchfork
It would be hard to imagine Cyrus and Coyne’s talents combining to worse results.
25
The 405

It's a whole 92 minutes of absolutely cringe, mindless, and flat out bad lyricism and music.

10
The Needle Drop
Miley Cyrus, the Flaming Lips, Mike Will Made It and more come together for an excruciating 90 minutes of neo-psychedelic pap.
siberianbreaks
NR
I'll never forget the feeling I got when I just made it through the first song and then only realizing that there's 22 more. It's a terrible feeling having to endure that picture of Miley with glittery cum all over her face along with the 90 minutes of music this album offers. It wasn't easy, but I was able to make it through all the way. I really do think that this is some of the most original music of the year, but in no way does that change the fact that this is a pile of horse shit.
Inglume
11
hellodecatur
45
*another shameless college-era review*

Miley Cyrus really really wants you to know that she smokes weed. “Wait, I need more marijuana” she mumbles at the start of the music video for “Dooo It!,” the first song from new album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love peace” goes the song’s hook, as glitter, ice-cream toppings, milk and other high-viscosity fluids stream down her face. Two things are obvious about the video, one is ... read more
Toasterqueen12
50
A recommendation by @oh

Well, I'll give her this. It's long.

Honesty, I don't even hate this. The production is good, singing is good, vocals are kinda #cringe but i could get past that. Can't get past an hour of Miley Cyrus. Fuck I don't even think Miley Cyrus could get past an hour of Miley Cyrus.

If this was 30 minutes and the songs we're shorter I'd give it a 70 or something around that range.

But as it stands, no.
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Track List

  1. Dooo It!
  2. Karen Don’t Be Sad
  3. The Floyd Song (Sunrise)
  4. Something About Space Dude
  5. Space Boots
  6. Fuckin Fucked Up
  7. BB Talk
  8. Fweaky
  9. Bang Me Box
  10. Milky Milky Milk
  11. Cyrus Skies
  12. Slab of Butter (Scorpion) (feat. Sarah Barthel of Phantogram)
  13. I’m so Drunk
  14. I Forgive Yiew
  15. I Get So Scared
  16. Lighter
  17. Tangerine (feat Big Sean)
  18. Tiger Dreams (feat. Ariel Pink)
  19. Evil is but a Shadow
  20. 1 Sun
  21. Pablow the Blowfish
  22. Mikey Tibetan Bowlzzz
  23. Twinkle Song
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