October 8, 2013 4:28 PM EST
Miley Cyrus "BANGERZ" is Out Today and is Already No. 1 on iTunes, Read Critics Review [VIDEO and PHOTOS]
It's finally out! Miley Cyrus' new album "Bangerz" has officially been released on iTunes and the reviews are in too! "Bangerz" is the fourth album by the 20-year-old singer which kicks off the 13-track set with "Adore You," - a romantic track.
"My might #BangerzNumber1OniTunes," Miley tweeted on Tuesday announcing the release of her album. The album is already no. 1 on iTunes.
Cyrus has already made "Bangerz" famous by her controversial music videos of the songs "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball." The former made history when Cyrus twerked on Robin Thicke's crotch and gave a raunchy performance at the MTV VMA in August.
"Wrecking Ball" was the second single released by Miley which made news because the songstress appeared naked writhing on an iron ball in the music video of the song. "Wrecking Ball" broke all previous record of YouTube and became the most viewed video ever.
Miley Cyrus' other tracks ''My Darlin'" and "Somewhere Else" are a refreshing change where we get to hear a more mature Miley as she explores the characters' emotions in the songs. The numbers portray Miley as an artist and critics are of the opinion that Miley has experimented with the genres alternative, pop, soft rock, R&B and even hip-hop in her new album.
"'Bangerz "is bigger than just a record, it represents taking over the world," Miley said in her recent MTV documentary "Miley - The Movement."
So what do critics have to say about Miley's latest album?
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
"Bangerz" is the onetime Disney star's fourth studio album, but her first as the master of her own destiny and - with two lead singles already landing at No.2 and No.1 - a pacesetter in music," Nick Catucci writes in her Entertainment Weekly review.
Nick also called the album "utterly fresh" and a proof that "Miley won't settle for just shocking us. ... [S]he's obviously infatuated right now with hip-hop and its perpetual drive for new and exotic sounds. Bangerz may be about breaking up and wilding out, but it also agitates for the future."
LA Times critic Mikael Wood is all praises for the 20-year-old singer for her album and says that the album proves that there is more to the singer that twerking.
"There's plenty more provocation on Bangerz, which moves away from the glossy electro-pop sound of Cyrus' earlier records toward a grittier, hip-hop-inspired vibe. ... Yet for all the attitude here - there's also "Do My Thang," a live-it-up club jam co-produced by will.i.am - Bangerz reveals that Cyrus isn't just a twerk-bot programmed to titillate," Woods said in his review.
Caroline Sullivan from The Guardian has called Miley's album as a "game changer."
"There are more hits than misses ... the highlights are head-turners: the bittersweet 'We Can't Stop' and 'FU's' mix of raw heartbreak, sub-bass and scathing rhyming from French Montana is devastating. This brave record is Cyrus' game-changer," said Sullivan.
Kitty Empire, from The Guardian's Observer has called Miley's album a "very public heartbreak" with Liam Hemsworth. "When it's not an almighty attention-seeking device, Bangerz is an album about very public heartbreak. In an announcement that chimed fortuitously with the build-up to [its] release, it was recently confirmed that Cyrus' four-year relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth is no more."
However Empire has not liked the album much and says that the singer has much score to improve on the hip hop parts.
"But ...Bangerz feels stitched together in the dark, and the attention-seeking begins to grate. ... It might be a different story if many of the hip-hop- and R&B-inspired cuts were better. 'SMS (Bangerz)' is a bad rip-off of Salt-N-Pepa's 'Push It,' with a phoned-in Britney guest spot," she adds.
Given that fact that Miley is only 20 years of age and she has belted out four albums in such a short span of time isn't it great that the singer is getting great reviews from critics. With experience, the singer has enough scope and time to improve upon her musical journey. Until that time, keep listening to "Bangerz."