Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus


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Bob Smithouser
Bob Waliszewski

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

Cyrus projects a healthy sense of self, realizing she has special qualities (“Rock Star”) yet noting that the “real me” can’t be found in the glitz and glamour (“Old Blue Jeans”). She appreciates being loved for who she truly is (“As I Am”) and demands respect from boys (“Clear”). Other songs celebrate friendship (“Right Here,” “You and Me Together,” “True Friend”) and get giddy over innocent romantic feelings (“One in a Million,” “Bigger Than Us”). “I Miss You” is a sweet tribute to a grandfather who passed away. On “Make Some Noise” Cyrus urges fans to be themselves, speak out and take risks that will help them develop their true potential. Similarly, she tells a melancholy individual, “Life’s What You Make It” (“With a new attitude, everything can change”). Rather than beat herself up over mistakes, the singer acknowledges that “Nobody’s Perfect” (“Everybody has those days … you live and you learn it”).

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“See You Again” winks at reincarnation (“I feel like I must have known you in another life”).

Summary Advisory

Born from Cyrus’ Disney sitcom about a normal girl with a rock-star alter ego, these innocent pop tunes sound, stylistically, a lot like Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff or Kim Wilde. A great pick for her tween fan base.

Bob Smithouser
Bob Waliszewski
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