Bubble-Grunge? Cyrus Oddly Downbeat on Breakout

'Downer' tunes far cry from feel-good Hannah Montana
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 22, 2008 12:20 PM CDT
Miley Cyrus' latest album is more of a downer than her Disney pop tunes, writes the LA Times.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
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(Newser) – As Miley Cyrus’ second album under her own name hits stores today, the 15-year-old admitted on Good Morning America that her now-infamous Vanity Fair photos were a “mistake.” But just like those racy pics, the tougher tunes and “feel-bad downers” on Breakout are anathema to her bubbly Disney alter ego, Hannah Montana, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Breakout is unlikely fodder for the razzle-dazzle road shows and 3-D concert films to come,” writes Mikael Wood, adding that her cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is more “about not having a good time.” Cyrus explains she had an “older audience” in mind during the provocative shoot and “was working with a big magazine just trying to go with what they were saying.”