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    Some songs I've enjoyed like "Karen Don't Be Sad." I guess overall I'm just not very impressed. I feel like she sounds very disconnected from reality and it makes me feel kind of uncomfortable so maybe I just don't "get it." Like, "Pablow the Blowfish" being about a pet blowfish she had for one week and she's sobbing by the end of the song? Nah, I'm good.

    There's some interesting stuff going on in some songs but it's not interesting enough.

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    I took "Pablow" as being a goof on herself for being so upset about pets.
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    She's never had a straightforward reality, which is kind of why I find all of this so fascinating. Miley went from the most famous Disney star on the planet, to a controversial pop star, to whatever this is. I totally get not connecting with songs about weed and the hypersexual ones. But the songs that address loss (both in terms of love and of her pets) feel raw and human. While on the surface a song like Pablow The Blowfish is about an actual blowfish, it also sounds like someone expressing a profound sense of loneliness. The blowfish dying was just another unfortunate event in a series of them. I think she tapped into something through the grief of losing her pets and watching her relationships end. There are moments where she sounds her age, and others where she sounds decades older. It's just a very interesting release all around.

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    Before being the most famous Disney star on the planet, she was still a very affluent daughter to a famous father. I agree that she's never had a straightforward reality, which I think is why I am not interested in hearing her music. I cannot identify with her; any loneliness she experiences is still likely be be had at some ridiculously beautiful California cliff overlooking the ocean.
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    I would think that would make you feel even more lonely.
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    LOL maybe so... but screw her!
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    This is the soundtrack to the Bojack Horseman show never knew it had or wanted.

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    When I got to this part of the song BB Talk (the spoken part) "They say you have to think what you want into existence but I've never been too good at making decisions so.. I don't know what the fuck I want I guess."
    - I know that it's about a physical relationship ultimately but I think it gives the listener permission to be like Ok, I like "whatever" this is and you can't give me a hard time about it. She doesn't even know what this shit is.
    She's definitely in a fascinating place artistically/emotionally with this record.

    Beyonce released an album with no promo.. she just dropped it (we lost our minds, remember?) and when she says in one of the songs "This probably won't make any money..." I think it was that line more than anything that would keep the critics at bay. She is acknowledging the risk and you couldn't help but give her props. It's kind of the same for me with Miley's album.
    Miley has more critics than Hilary Clinton's private server has emails, critics coming at her from every direction and when I first heard Bangerz, going back to Halloween 2013, I did remember thinking.. what on Earth is Miley going to do next? It has to be radically different from this or she'll just get passed by critically. I didn't know, thinking about it then, if she could do something like this. I don't know if a lot of Bangerz fans are going to dig a single song on this album. Huge risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezebelle View Post
    Before being the most famous Disney star on the planet, she was still a very affluent daughter to a famous father. I agree that she's never had a straightforward reality, which I think is why I am not interested in hearing her music. I cannot identify with her; any loneliness she experiences is still likely be be had at some ridiculously beautiful California cliff overlooking the ocean.
    Hey Mrs Cyrus, please don't jump.

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    Ha!
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    I watched the MTV performance last night. I don't really care for her voice (its Cher!) and the lyrics are pretty lame, but those drums and that backbeat is Miami Style ALL DAY! So I dig the production a lot
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    For all her effort to come across as 'true' and 'real' and 'just being who I am', to me she comes across as the biggest phoney act in pop at the moment.
    I'm not buying it. It's like any typical teenager that hits puberty and thinks everything weird she does is 'omgsooooooopureandauthentic'.

    I mean, a song for your dead blowfish? A PET BLOWFISH???
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    blowfish are kind of smart pets, well, as smart as a fish can get, really, and can act like dogs in a fishtank. They recognise their owners and get excited when they're near them, and can play. In the wild they are rather curious and almost pet-like towards divers, apart from the Australian ones, who like to bite toes, but it's Australia, everything kills you there if you look at it funny.

    The only problems is that they take a lot of upkeep to keep alive, more so then a perma stoned 21 year old can probably give. Jesus actually, how many pets have died in her care?

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    Yeah, this is largely terrible.

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    (I had no idea blowfishes make good pets, but still...)
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