Plastic Hearts | Miley Cyrus

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Plastic Hearts

Plastic Hearts is the seventh studio album by American singer Miley Cyrus, released on November 27, 2020, by RCA Records. It marks a departure from Cyrus' previous releases, featuring a sound steeped in rockpopsynthpop, and glam rock, with influences from countrypunknew wavearena rockindustrialdisco, and power pop. Most of the album was produced by Andrew Watt and Louis Bell, with further collaboration with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt. Guest vocals include Billy IdolDua LipaJoan Jett and Stevie Nicks. -Wikipedia

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  • Vulture

    From a peaceful, easy rollout to the sleek, accomplished, referential music, Plastic Hearts is the album Miley Cyrus had in her all along. 

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  • Us Weekly

    Plastic Hearts is Miley Cyrus at her best. Sure, 2013’s Bangerz was a cultural reset. Yes, it gave us hit (“We Can’t Stop”) after hit (“Wrecking Ball”) after hit (“Adore You”). But this is the record that she was born to make. 

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  • The Daily Free Press

    the songs themselves never felt authentic enough to pay much attention to. 

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  • musicOMH

    Plastic Hearts is the sound of a revitalised artist – and this new identity could be her most successful yet.  

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  • The Irish Times

    The 28-year-old leads such a full life that her music sometimes plays like a sideshow but with her newfound snarl and sharpened artistry on Plastic Hearts, the spotlight is where it should be.  

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  • Medium

    This album leaves me with one big hope; the hope that Miley Cyrus continues to pursue the kind of sound and aesthetic found on this empowering project. There truly is a revolutionary amount of potential that sleeps beneath this record, despite its rough edges.  

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  • A Bit Of Pop Music

    Plastic Hearts might well be Miley Cyrus’s strongest and most cohesive album to date. The run of the first eight tracks, drenched in rock and eighties pop, is one of the strongest I have heard this year. After that, the album loses some steam, but there is no song weak enough to skip altogether. Cyrus shows growth, maturity and above all, proves herself to be today’s chameleon of pop music once more! 

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  • Louder Than War

    Plastic Hearts doesn’t quite have the exuberant joy (or, ironically, as big a middle finger) for me as Bangerz but it feels like the perfect album for her stylistically right now. 

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  • Palatinate

    This angry post-divorce hit is arguably a ‘glow up’ in comparison to Cyrus’ other wackier endeavours, incorporating her love of rock with 80s-inspired instrumentals. A far cry from her Disney days, Cyrus uses this record to reinvent herself, placing herself alongside the likes of Blondie and The Cranberries, both of whom are covered in the album’s conclusion. Sporting a bleached blonde pixie mullet and a bold red lip, Cyrus takes centre stage with her new rock image. 

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  • Evening Standard

    Retro refit is Miley’s best incarnation yet. 

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  • DIY Magazine

    Miley is stepping into her most fitting musical form yet.  

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  • Backseat Mafia

    Plastic Hearts truly took me on a rollercoaster ride. Is every song a masterpiece that will stand the test of time? Probably not, no. But the record collectively really caught me off-guard; I enjoyed it with every fibre of my being. I cannot deny someone’s talent to reinvent herself like Miley Cyrus continuously does. 

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  • ThomasBleach

    ‘Plastic Hearts’ is the album that fans have wanted desperately to hear from the singer-songwriter. It captures Miley Cyrus in an authentic, playful and honest light that celebrates the 14 years that she’s had in the industry. No longer hiding from her Hannah Montana ego, the artwork inside the physical edition of the album embraces that part of her history, and highlights her growth as she comes into her late 20’s. This is one of her strongest albums yet, and will rightfully become a fan favourite alongside ‘Bangerz’.  

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  • The Boar

    Plastic Hearts has a strong message of changing, growing and re-defining yourself, but Miley, unfortunately, seems to still be up to her old culture-vulture tricks. 

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  • CelebMix

    After years of chaotic to-ing and fro-ing, the superstar has arrived in an effortless rock sound that is very much her own. It’s a joy to hear.  

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  • The Times

    taking a wrecking ball to rock’n’roll.  

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  • The Edge

    I don’t think this is a bad album. What it is though is an album that doesn’t quite deliver on the promise Miley Cyrus offered us. It’s certainly Rock at times, but it never stays completely faithful to the genre either. It’s jammed pack with weary ballads rather than anthems, and it just doesn’t carry the energy or attitude all the way through. When it’s as its best, it really is a highlight of a career, when it’s not, then it’s just average.  

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  • WorldNews

    Singer finally embraces her rock 'n' roll heart. 

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  • Vinyl Chapters

    Miley Cyrus melds together the best bits of her own, and other artist’s, past glories with the delightfully eclectic, Plastic Hearts. 

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  • Rolling Stone

    Miley Cyrus’ Glam Throwback ‘Plastic Hearts’ Is Her Most Self-Assured Record Yet.  

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  • The Guardian

    too plastic, but has heart.  

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  • Slant Magazine

    Miley Cyrus’s Plastic Hearts Is an Obvious but Unapologetic Genre Exercise.  

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  • NME

    pop superstar reborn as a freewheeling rock’n’roller.  

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  • Stereogum

    Now she’s found a sound that fits her and, more importantly, a handful of songs that would hold their own in a setlist alongside “Wrecking Ball” and “Party In The U.S.A.” Because she is both a consummate professional and a steadfast fan of the classics, Cyrus will inevitably reinvent herself again come next album, per the demands of both the pop canon and today’s fan culture. 

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  • MTSU Sidelines

    “Plastic Hearts” is the beginning of a whole new career era for Cyrus. Starting with her career on the television series “Hannah Montana,” reinventing her child-star persona with “Bangerz,” and now finally finding the sound that has been meant for her all along, Cyrus continues to prove that she has what it takes to be one of the biggest music stars in the world. 

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  • Riot Magazine

    At still only 28, it feels as if Miley Cyrus has been around for years. And that’s because she has. This is an artist we’ve watched grow, from being a child pop sensation, through her rebellious teen years, and into adulthood. For lifelong fans of Miley Cyrus, her latest offering will be yet another reason to adore her and her work. For everyone else it could be something much more exciting: the first big step in the right direction.  

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  • Daily Collegian

    Miley Cyrus unleashes her inner rock star on ‘Plastic Hearts’ — and nails it. 

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  • Redbrick Music

    Overall, Plastic Hearts is a brilliant album, and has potentially crept its way into my top ten of the year. Its catchy, ferocious, heart-breaking and joyous. It feels as if Miley has turned a corner musically, finding a rock-pop niche that she seems happy and comfortable in after her plethora of musical exploration. I for one would be thrilled if this is a road she continues down. Its dynamic, elevated and exciting and I can’t wait to see where this takes her.  

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  • Daily Bruin

    the multifaceted Cyrus has remade herself yet again, except this time, her transformation entwines authenticity with a rocking good time.  

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  • Hotpress

    the highs are stratospheric and Cyrus’ persona of child prodigy turned-world-weary pop star continues to fascinate. When it gets going, this rhapsody in plastic is simply fantastic.  

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  • Brooklyn Vegan

    Plastic Hearts feels like the pop album equivalent of covering your notebook in band stickers, and it works because Miley makes it her own even when the callbacks to other people's songs are overwhelmingly obvious. 

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  • Melodic Magazine

    Miley has a timeless quality that spans across different generations and multiple genres, and it holds your attention from the first track to the last. Your elderly grandma who loves folk music would be sure to connect with a few of the songs, as well as your cool uncle who enjoys heavy metal. Because, even if we all have plastic hearts, they still hold a beat. 

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  • All Music

    Passionate and self-aware, Plastic Hearts is easily the finest incarnation of Cyrus' music yet.  

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  • The Ithacan

    “Plastic Hearts” reminds listeners to recall their roots and acknowledge that it’s OK to stray from them so long as you find your way back home.  

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  • Commedia

    It’s likely that “Plastic Hearts” will be extremely successful. An album like this is something just about anyone can enjoy and find meaning in. Cyrus has a good understanding of her musical side, and hopefully audiences will see more of this newfound rock sound in the future.  

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  • Metro Weekly

    Plastic Hearts is self-assured and creative, unsurprising given Cyrus’ other output. Despite its unevenness, the album is most successful as a tribute to a specific era of rock and its sound. Cyrus certainly captures its sound on a technical level, but perhaps more importantly, she almost perfectly emulates its snarling, punky ethos. 

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  • The Courier Online

    Plastic Hearts serves as a fun and refreshing reminder to let you be you. 

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  • Mrs Giggles

    Plastic Hearts is an even greater digging in back to Miley Cyrus’s pop-country roots, but unlike Younger Now, this album is tinged with messy feelings that one would probably expect, considering the events in her private life leading up to this album.  

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  • The Telegraph

    A few wrecking balls later, this rockstar has found her groove.  

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  • Spectrum Culture

    It would have been better if emotional depth had been prioritized over image, but the album proves Cyrus’ versatility as a performer.  

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  • Muumuse

    The sound of pop will always be a part of the package, but every snarl, every yelp, every shout on Plastic Hearts is the sound of an artist who’s truly found her groove, translating all the tabloid headlines and romantic turbulence into what feels like her finest form yet, and her career best collection to date.  

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  • The Arts Desk

    She can make country albums galore when she actually is a hard bitten 50-year-old; in the meantime if her mercurial muse is telling her to make big-hair-and-rolled-up-jacket-sleeves music, then even if it’s more hit and miss than her last record, the aesthetic is perfectly realised, and she remains without question A Good Thing. 

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  • The Line of Best Fit

    Plastic Hearts casts Miley Cyrus as fiercely independent.  

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  • Pitchfork

    Stepping confidently into her “rock era,” Miley offers a genuinely pleasing, though sometimes hamfisted record that staves off the awkwardness and missteps that plagued her previous albums.  

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  • Gigwise

    A shamelessly enjoyable, pop-spiked homage to rock'n'roll. 

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  • No Ripcord

    She isn't overselling it, but she’s doing it just right. It’s flashy but taut, a pristine throwback that nails the landing.  

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  • Hype Malaysia

    “Plastic Hearts” was a good piece of work. With the killer tracks on the album, “Plastic Hearts” definitely did a good job of delivering the goods to us. Although it took a while for us to get here, Cyrus’s smooth transition to “Plastic Hearts” was definitely worth the wait. 

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  • The 13th Floor

    This is American Music. No escaping that. There are Rockers and lots of attitude. And there are depths of pain and sadness but matched with deep inspirational power. Somewhere in there is the pathway forward. 

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  • Flood Magazine

    Plastic Hearts is the best Cyrus’s voice has ever sounded, and maybe it’s because this album feels like she’s performing for herself first and foremost. 

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  • The Spokesman-Review

    Miley Cyrus’ ‘Plastic Hearts’ proves why she’s the perfect pop star of this time. 

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  • The Eastern Echo

    With a mix of genres and a mix of themes, this project is perfectly tuned to provide anyone with a great mix of emotions too. 

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  • Clash Magazine

    A potent display of creative and personal empowerment.  

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