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08/10/2013 08:00 BST

Miley Cyrus 'Bangerz' Reviews: Fourth Album Praised As A 'Game-Changer'

Miley Cyrus has stolen the headlines from her pop counterparts, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and even her pal Britney in recent months, and now it's time to see if she can back up all her talk and twerking with an album worthy of recognition.

And from critics' reactions so far it seems she's done just that...

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'Bangerz', her fourth album, is a collection that marks the 20-year-old's musical breakthrough.

When Miley unveiled the first cut from her album, the party loving radio hit 'We Can't Stop', you couldn't have been blamed for thinking her whole record was going to be made up of insta-hits.

But in 'Bangerz' you'll find an eclectic mix of electro, upbeat pop and soft rock, laced with R&B and hip-hop. In fact if you heard the feisty 'FU' on its own you probably wouldn't even guess it was a Miley track.

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Take a look at what the critics are saying in our reviews round-up below....

"The highlights are head-turners: the bittersweet 'We Can't Stop' and 'FU's' mix of raw heartbreak, sub-bass and scathing rhyming from French Montana is devastating. This brave record is Cyrus' game-changer," The Guardian's Caroline Sullivan claimed.

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Digital Spy mostly praised the record, writing: "strip away the antics (gasp!) and what's left - in part - is a handful of genuinely impressive pop moments"

The Los Angeles Times said: "'Bangerz' reveals that Cyrus isn't just a twerk-bot programmed to titillate."

And Entertainment Weekly called it "utterly fresh". They said it's "a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won't settle for just shocking us. ... [S]he's obviously infatuated right now with hip-hop and its perpetual drive for new and exotic sounds. 'Bangerz' may be about breaking up and wilding out, but it also agitates for the future."

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