What is wrong with me? Seriously. The shame is sickening, but I have to get this off my chest. Ok, here it goes: I love the new Miley Cyrus album.
I'm beyond embarrassed, but it's true. I want to hate on all things "Hannah Montana," but once you listen to "Breakout," you'll totally agree with me. Surprisingly, Miley's first true attempt to be taken seriously as a pop princess, alongside the likes of Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears, works. She may not have Taylor Swift's guitar skills, nor Kelly Clarkson's vocal capabilities, but you have to give the girl some credit. She actually wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks on the record!
Don't get me wrong; "Breakout" is an over-produced pop album, filled with its share of magical enhancements thanks to a talented team of engineers. But, that doesn't mean that the 38 minutes of fun aren't jam-packed with fist-pumping choruses ("7 Things") and candy-coated hooks ("See You Again") courtesy of the tween queen.
Miley also succeeds in shedding her Disney channel image when belting out ballads like "These Four Walls" and "Simple Song." I know, I know. How can a 15-year-old have anything to sing about besides Barbie dolls and going to the mall? I can't explain it. You'll just have to believe me until you download it and give it a chance. I guarantee that you'll be dancing on your bed and singing into a hairbrush in a matter of minutes!