Miley Cyrus seems to have quite a presence in the spotlight recently–the VMAs may have helped–and mostly for terrible reasons. I want to start by initially recognizing that her appropriation of black culture is something worth examining and is not only disheartening, but disrespectful and damaging. However, I won’t be addressing that further in this post, as it is strictly a review of her newest music.
Say what you want, but Miley’s new music is arguably the most artful she has ever made. Hands down. First and foremost, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz doesn’t conform to the cookie-cutter pop form we’ve grown so accustomed to seeing from not only her, but the entire industry. It has been freaking people out. In my book that means she’s doing something right. Continue reading “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz”