Miley Cyrus
She Is Coming


3.8
excellent

Review

by Xenophanes STAFF
June 10th, 2019 | 46 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Miley Cyrus apologist, reporting.

Miley Cyrus apologist here. Or should I say, Miley Cyrus garbage apologist" Like an overzealous raccoon, I lovingly root through the trashiest side of Miley. Bangerz" Yeah that was fun. The Dead Petz" Get ready for that to be on my best of the decade list. Because when Miley is peddling her most bottom-feeding self, it’s revelatory in its manufactured sincerity. Like Dead Petz, SHE IS COMING is an exercise in what an established pop artist shouldn’t do—it’s indulgent and messy and nonsensical. BUT, hidden underneath the bizarre RuPaul guest spot and references to molly (in 2019) is a surprisingly nuanced and pretty EP. Okay sure there’s a line about her finger in a butt, and she has no business rapping on the delirious “Cattitude” (remember when she said she was done with rap because it was “too much Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock”""), but when “D.R.E.A.M.” really gets to swirling—preposterous lyrics and all— it doesn’t matter because it feels really good.

The album is bookended by the radio-friendly “Mother’s Daughter” and “The Most,” seemingly ripped from Bangerz and Younger Now respectively. The remaining four songs are like a stream-of-conscious diatribe of pop-fulsomeness; RuPaul raps about utter nastiness and Wiz Khalifa blusters about drugs or something. With such excess, it’s the undulating “Party Up The Street” that carries the most weight. It’s a surprisingly beautiful slab of lush beats and vocal harmonies. As an an anchor, it brings some much-needed nuance and thoughtfulness to a tempest of bewildering exuberance.

For all of this mindlessness, SHE IS COMING, is (objectively probably) not very good. It’s an obvious walk-back from the disastrous Younger Now with Miley reminding everyone how craaazy she is. It’s an audible reminder of “hey remember when I licked a sledgehammer"” This sentiment is echoed in a Billboard article, where she states “People stare at me anyway, but people stare at me a lot when I’m dressed as a ****ing cat.” In that sense, SHE IS COMING is almost snarky. With references ripped from her 2013 heyday, the EP sees Miley’s tongue firmly planted in cheek (instead of out).

Regardless of its intention, whether vapid or passive-aggresively referrential, SHE IS COMING is really, really fun. It bounces from eye-roll-inducing to warmly dazzling without asking whether or not it should.



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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2019


24811 Comments


Is this the new Ashley O album?

SweeneyTodd
June 10th 2019


2196 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

almost as bad as the new series of Black Mirror

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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2019


24811 Comments


Haven't seen the second episode yet but I've been generally underwhelmed. First episode was UHHHHH at least entertaining and weird.

samwise2000
June 10th 2019


350 Comments


New season is terrible. Thought the show hit rock bottom last season, I was wrong

SweeneyTodd
June 10th 2019


2196 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

the second episode felt like Black Mirror, the first and third felt like a bastardised american remake. so did most of season 4. Bandersnatch was amazing but since Netflix got their dirty hands on it, the show hasn't been the same





this miley episode reminded me of the painful Lady Gaga cameo in the simpsons

Gyromania
June 11th 2019


27565 Comments


At least last season had the uss callister

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2019


42022 Comments


nice review, Dead Petz is a fucking fantastic album

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Gyromania
June 11th 2019


27565 Comments


I think her image is juvenile and contrived but I have to admit I did enjoy dead petz

budgie
June 11th 2019


10866 Comments


i actually jammed this
the last track is pretty nice, didn't expect that
other tracks on it, though, are basically unlistenable to me

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hansoloshotfirst
June 11th 2019


1359 Comments


Dead petz was fun, so I might have to check this one out.

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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2019


24811 Comments


Glad to hear the second episode is good row will watch.

wwf
June 11th 2019


6318 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Mother's Daughter objectively bangs



There will be no more further discussion of this issue, that will be the end of it.

Hawks
June 11th 2019


71910 Comments


Menley Cyrus

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budgie
June 11th 2019


10866 Comments


nowhere's safe huh hawks

Hawks
June 11th 2019


71910 Comments


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alamo
June 11th 2019


1391 Comments


she's comen

RustCohle
June 11th 2019


312 Comments


The Ashley too episode was fucking amazing of the new Black Mirror season.

budgie
June 11th 2019


10866 Comments


it took me like 3/4ths of the episode to realize it was actually her LOL

Tunaboy45
June 12th 2019


16750 Comments


Cattidude is one of the most baffling songs I've heard so far this year

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Tunaboy45
June 12th 2019


16750 Comments


less tongue in cheek, more tongue in arse



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