Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
For all the banging that led up to it, the former Hannah Montana's fourth album is a kinda quiet affair. Oh, there's a bit of Bad Girl smack-talk and some throbbing beats (from Mike Will Made It). On the Salt 'n' Peppery "SMS," Miley even repeats "bangerz" over and over. But much of Bangerz takes a melancholic, almost introspective approach, as if this girl-on-the-verge is contemplating her options (hick-hop? sass-rap? synth drama? malt-shop pop?) in between trying them on and letting guests (from Brit to Future) provide guidance. You will like it in spite of yourself -- and that tongue.