Miley Cyrus' 'Dead Petz' Album Features Collaborations That Make It Even Better
It was a banner day for Miley Cyrus fans when, at the end of Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, the star announced that her album was online for free. After her performance at the end of Sunday night's show, a web address flashed across the screen as Cyrus announced that her new album was now available at that site. Guys, it was huge. And on top of that, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz has some seriously awesome collaborations.
Of course I went to the website. Immediately. And as much as I thought it might be a joke — like I would get to the site and there would nothing there — it totally wasn't. On the site, free for everyone, was an entire album, full of new Cyrus songs singing about her dead pets. Naturally, I spent the rest of the night listening to the album.
But the best part of the whole thing? There are some awesome artists featured on the album, singing their hearts out right alongside the 22-year-old. Even if the album is very personal — it is all about her dead pets — she was still able to get some awesome artists to collaborate, and it makes me totally love the album.
So, even if you're not a huge Cyrus fan, there are plenty of artists to get excited about on this album.
One half of Phantogram, an electronic rock duo from New York, Barthel is featured on the awesomely titled "Slab of Butter." But Cyus is the least of Barthel's collaborations. She's also worked with Outkast and The Flaming Lips on the 2013 album, The Terror.
Gotta love this appearance. Big Sean collaborates with Cyrus on "Tangerine." A song that totally will grow on you if you listen to it 23 times in a row like I did. Big Sean, of course, is a huge star in his own right, and was recently #1 on the Billboard 200 with his album Dark Sky Paradise.
"Tiger Dreams" seems like a pretty meta piece about singing the same song over and over again — Cyrus' album does start to sound the same if you listen to it enough times — and it features Ariel Pink, who is known for his eclectic style. And, from the sound of it, he and Cyrus go perfectly together.
Promise me you'll go check out this album. Trust me, you'll like it. It really is unlike anything Cyrus has done before, and I love it even more for that.