While I was listening to Miley's covers of Heart of Glass and Zombie, I realized what was missing from Plastic Hearts: verve. There's an energy, a vitality, a certain rawness to the covers that is mostly lacking from the album itself. Of course, I never expected Plastic Hearts to be a full-on rock and roll record, but I wasn't expecting it to be this calculated either. You almost wish "Dead Petz Miley" came around and shook things up a little bit.
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