With 20 year old, Miley Cyrus' recent actions at the VMAS and other events around the world, people have come to question - is Miley actually crazy? Miley used to be the star of Hannah Montana, a popular television show on Family Channel, but with her drastic hair chop and scandalous new clothes, it is plain to see that Miley has left Hannah behind. In June 2012 Miley and her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, announced their engagement - their relationship started 3 years ago during the filming of 'The Last Song'- which recently was broken off. The conditions of the end of their engagement and their relationship was exposed to the world on Miley's new album 'Bangerz'. This is Miley's fourth studio released album and has a "dirty southern hip-hop" feel to it. When Miley announced the title on Twitter there was an uproar of people dreading an album filled with a once Disney star trying to rap and 'lay down some beats'. However, when actually listening to the album no one could have expected what they heard. Aside from the two songs that Miley tried a little to hard to rap, she did an excellent job of portraying her emotions into her new songs. The album consists of songs dedicated to her then fiancé, Liam, and show her love for him - especially in the song 'Rooting For My Baby' on the deluxe addition of 'Bangerz'. It also includes songs about the terms of their break up and Liam's anger issues. In the song 'F U', Miley states that she found out that Liam was cheating on her over some texts she found on his phone. Miley sings "Then I accidentally saw a few things in your cell. I even LOL'd man I should've known... I was over it the second that I saw her name". 'Bangerz' has shown the journey of Miley and Liam's relationship over the last 3 years. From being totally in love in the song 'Adore You' to becoming broken and trying to fix herself in 'Someone Else'. Miley did an excellent job on the album with 'Bangerz' debuted at No.1 on the Billboards top 100 list. Hopefully Miley will keep making music! Maybe Miley is a little crazy but who isn't?
What did you think of 'Bangerz'? Amazing? On repeat? Makes you're ears bleed? Don't care? Let us know!
Dedicated fans are well aware of the lead singer’s crazy vocals and ecstatic performances. Matt Shultz, along with his brother, Brad Shultz, and fellow band mates, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor and Lincoln Parish form Cage the Elephant, a Kentucky rock band with a real punch. These fellows just released their hugely anticipated third album, Melophobia, on October 8th. The album, a mix of The Pixies, The Strokes, Kasabian and a hint of The Arctic Monkeys, reminds us of the good old days, a time of classic rock. While many fans were surprised not to hear crazy drums and guitar like in Japanese Buffalo or Sabertooth Tiger from their second album, the album is a bit more relaxed. However, fans of Aberdeen, Back Against the Wall and Shake Me Down will love Melophobia. The first and fourth songs, Spiderhead and It’s Just Forever, have more of an old time rock feel. Meanwhile, Come A Little Closer, Telescope, Hypocrite and their ending track, Cigarette Daydreams, are mellower like Flow. Take It Or Leave It is a cross between the Beatles and The Beach Boys, while Halo is similar to their 2011 hit song, Around My Head. Finally, Black Widow and Teeth will satisfy those more hard core rockers. This album is something different and will impress most rock fans. Melophobia deserves a 10/10 for amazing lyrics and a refreshing sound. It’s also one of my favorite albums from 2013. And as a bonus, there’s a video of Letterman freaking out about Come A Little Closer!
This is a full stream of their new album:
And this is Letterman:
All right T Wass, here’s what’s hip in Vancity; the Bank Dogs; Joseph Abbott, Zak Youssef, Skye Lambourne, and Liam HillAllen. These four teenage Vancouverites have been together since 2007 and have since been performing all over the city. Their feel good music is a mixture of jazz and funky-rock. They've been working hard to score a record deal for over 5 years, and now their dreams have come true; GRB Productions realized the Bank Dogs’ enormous potential and thanks to them their debut album was released this year. Their fantastic album is great for having company over, or simply to play on a cold rainy night. Here, success has just begun, and they definitely have the potential to hit the big time. Some of their “hits” around the neighborhood are “Castaway”, “Dance with me”, and “She’s Like the Sunshine”. Undoubtedly in future years they’ll be considered a classic jazz band. You can follow them on Twitter, add them on Facebook, YouTube them, or see ‘em live! Check ‘em out!