Album Review: Bangerz by Miley Cyrus

Confession: I am a music fanatic. Seriously. I listen to a huge variety of music. It is not unusual for me to have Ke$ha, Kodaline, and Kendrick Lamar all on the same Spotify playlist. Yeah weird combination I know.

So I know I’m a little late to the game but I wanted to give my review of Miley Cyrus’s new album, Bangerz. I’m hot and cold when it comes to Miley. I do think she has talent. I love jamming to Party in the USA. When I Look at You is an amazing song. And Miley’s cover of “Jolene” is honestly one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Album Cover
Bangerz is not one of the best things I’ve ever seen. When I first started to listen to the album on Spotify, I kind of wanted to like it. But I just couldn’t. My disappointment starts right away. I do not like how Miley opens her album with a ballad. This is the girl we saw twerking in skintoned latex. I wanted her to open the album with a bang(erz), but instead we get the down tempo “Adore You” and it just does not get me excited for the rest of the album.

The first song that intrigues me just a bit is “SMS (Bangerz).” And it truthfully is all about Britney. I’m a huge fan of Britney Spears so the fact that she’s featured on this track is most definitely why I love it so much. Plus the repetitive “I,I,I,I…Bangerz” is kinda catchy. But just kinda.

“4×4” sounds so out of place on the record. Too country. I thought we were leaving Hannah Montana behind right? “Wrecking Ball” is the most emotionally truthful song in my opinion. It actually feels honest and genuine. But of course those genuine feelings were ruined by the sledgehammer make-out sesh featured in the music video.

The only other potential stand out song on the record is “FU.” It’s interesting for sure. I don’t feel it fits the album but by itself it’s a cool song that shows off Miley’s strong vocals.

Final thoughts? Meh. I’m going to pass on this one. Guess I’ll have to patiently wait for the next Miley reincarnation.

Have you heard Miley’s new album? What do you think?

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Apple Picking Adventures

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year. I am in just the best mood from basically September until the New Year. The weather is lovely. I can wear my favorite types of clothing such as sweaters, scarves, riding boots, and button downs. The leaves turn such fantastic colors it is almost as if they were giant flowers themselves.

Fresh picked apple from a Pick-Your-Own orchard

A few weekends ago my boyfriend and I went to nearby orchard to pick our own apples. It was such a fun autumn day activity to do together! They had a wide variety of apples growing at the orchard so we had a lot of choices. We picked a nice mix of red delicious, jonagold, and golden delicious.

My boyfriend picking a few apples right form the tree.

My boyfriend was able to reach the ripe apples close to the top of the tree. I had to stick with the low hanging branches, haha.

Holding a freshly picked pumkpin.

At the orchard they had a large pumpkin patch as well. Some of the pumpkins were huge. Like 60lbs of huge. I picked out this nice manageable sized pumpkin for myself.

Apple picking was tons of fun and certainly something I would love to do every fall.

What are some fall activities you enjoy doing?

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Making Time More Meaningful

So here I am. Living the post-grad life. It’s sort of a funny place to be. After doing the school routine from age 5 to 22, I have been muddling through “real life” for the last year or so.

It is certainly a learning experience. First full time job. First solo apartment. First IRA. First furry friend. I will not lie; there have been plenty of ups and just as many downs.¬†And now I’m taking another small baby step into the real world. Making time more meaningful.

Quote: You only get out, what you put into it.
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It’s easy to get caught up in your job. It’s the new routine; wake up, work for 8 plus hours, come home and zone out. When I get home from work it is so easy for me to just turn on the TV and watch reruns of the Kardashians without thinking twice about the time I am spending. I count going grocery shopping as being extremely productive. I rarely will wash dishes (confession: most of the time my boyfriend washes my dishes for me when he comes to visit on weekends. Eek). I completely turn my mind off to any tasks or productivity once I come home from work. I am just in neutral.

Well no more! At least, I hope. I don’t want to waste hours that way any more. I am slowly realizing it is important to be purposeful in my time off. Sometimes it is good to be purposefully unproductive. Sometimes you need to just turn your mind off and mindlessly watch the Real Housewives. But I should not be doing this just because it is routine or because I am lazy. I should be actively seeking out new experiences I cannot find at work. Eagerly expanding my horizons. Purposefully using my time to create and develop a better Kelsey.

So with all that said, welcome to my blog where I will be documenting my adventure in meaning.

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