He had a girlfriend. 0.
This feels like it might be Lana's most important artistic statement right after Born To Die! If I had to explain it I would say her artistry goes way beyond image now, (at least she feels like it) so she lets loose completely and lets her impulses take control, especially in the lyrical department. The result is an album full of songs that, by themselves are never super characteristic or memorable sonically (even ... read more
"With Love From" is pretty and pleasant (just like Aly & Aj's previous record) but very rarely takes you to the emotional heights "a touch of the beat..." does.
Her music is hers and only hers, she knows that and you know that. It's out but she's not selling it, she's not partaking into aesthetics to make it attractive. This is her diary, it's not yours and she makes it clear. I think that's the element that makes me admire this so much, not so much the honesty but her obvious dedication for her craft, this focus on making something that really matters to her... That's what makes it matter for me ... read more
After "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" Miley was on a roll. She took on the 80s trend and killed it with Plastic Hearts but I'm not quite sure of what happened here. Stylistically it's not too far from the Mark Ronson collaboration, so the sound does fit her and that makes for good songs, but somehow this album feels a bit rushed and overproduced. Even though Miley's voice sounds great, I don't think she's feeling the music but rather just making ... read more