Hannah Montana proves why she’s a teen idol…
Upon sighting a feisty young girl clad in tiny leather hot pants, who was- incidentally- entertaining none other than the Queen herself at this year’s Royal Variety Performance, one may have caught on to the fact that America’s favourite teen sweetheart, Miley Cyrus, has decided to shake the innocent connotations of her Hannah Montana alter-ego and ditch Disney for downright dastardly!
 As a follow up to her monstrously successful debut album Breakout, Cyrus’ new album The Time of Our Lives exudes more rock influence and is a refreshing upgrade from her previously very sensible album. With songs such as Kicking and Screaming, the daughter of country sensation Billie Ray Cyrus (famous for the widely renowned Achy Breaky Heart) is sure to reach out to a wider- and, perhaps, more rebellious- audience, while still keeping her Disney fans contented with a highly acclaimed collaboration with the Jonas Brothers, Before the Storm, a song that Miley also co-wrote. Arguably, however, the unique selling point of this album is the fact that it features Miley’s original version of X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry’s debut single, The Climb. So poignant to her coming of age and transition from Hannah Montana to Miley Cyrus, the song feels truly relevant and innocently ambitious when heard through the husky, southern-American voice of Miley.
Despite containing a mere eight tracks, this album is well worth blasting when getting ready for a night out on the town or having a girls night in!
The Time of Our Lives is available now at all good music retailers.
To see Miley’s risqué outfit at this year’s Royal Variety Performance when singing the album’s head single, Party In the USA, click here
Rosaleen Gallagher