Miley Cyrus surprised her fans when she announced the release of her new album, Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz. At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, she urged her fans to stream it for free on her official website.
But is Miley Cyrus headed for a career suicide? Not only is she doing the opposite of her what her pop peer Taylor Swift would do when it comes to making and selling music, but it seems like she makes news more for her bizarre behavior rather than her music. Cyrus’ strange MTV VMAs performance, wacky Instagram photos, constant nudity, and openness about smoking weed may cause her fans and the general public to lose interest. A recent report via Spin doesn’t believe that Cyrus is headed for career suicide since both her music and her fans change and grow with her.
“But the last three Cyrus albums — Breakout, Can’t Be Tamed, and Bangerz — don’t just sound nothing alike, they were for three completely different sets of fans. Whether this experiment succeeds or fails, it would only be the latest victim of pop’s most notorious walking Etch-a-Sketch. ‘Pablow the Blowfish’ is destined to be buried in the same graveyard as ‘7 Things.’”
Another report in the Phoenix New Times thinks that Miley is just doing what she loves – making the music that she enjoys without worrying about whether or not she’ll make money off of it. It’s also obvious that Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz is heavily influenced by her best friend, Wayne Coyne, the frontman of The Flaming Lips. Fans of the indie-alt band will enjoy Miley’s new album. In fact, they may even become a fan of Miley Cyrus herself.
But the question remains – how long will the “Dooo It” singer stick to her pop persona before she waiting to release another experimental and trippy album such as this one? Cyrus may want to do her own thing by continuing her experimental music journey, instead of competing with her peers.
Although the former Hannah Montana star is receiving praise for creating an experimental album, she has received her share of backlash. A review on Fredericksburg.com calls Miley’s new album “self-indulgent and boring,” similar to what the Flavorwire says about her antics and weird Instagram pics. But unlike her pop peers, Miley uses her weird and unusual music to allow her to find herself.
The Flavorwire review also notes that Cyrus is turning off the general public with her constant nude photos and her vulgar remarks when she should receive backlash for her ignorance when it comes to addressing race issues. Cyrus already received backlash for profiting off black culture with her last RCA release, Bangerz. But her feud with Nicki Minaj and confusing Kendrick Lamar for A$AP Rocky is what could cost her career and her fan base, if she’s not careful.
What are your thoughts on Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz? Do you think this album will cause career suicide or put her on the map for experimenting with a new sound? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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