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Miley’s Weird Journey: From ‘Hannah Montana’ to ‘Flowers’

Miley Cyrus is just 30 years old, but on her way to her summational new album, Endless Summer Vacation, she’s already gone through a full career’s worth of nearly Bowie-worthy transformations: Disney star; can’t-be-tamed teen; twerking hitmaker; Flaming Lips-affiliated lysergic explorer; rootsy singer-songwriter; classic-rock cover artist; Eighties revivalist. And that doesn’t even include her all-time classic episode of Black Mirror.


On the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt for a deep-dive on all things Miley. (To hear the full discussion, find it here at the podcast provider of your choice, go directly to Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or just press play above.) In the episode our panel breaks down the new album, including the hit “Flowers,” and goes on to trace the highs and lows Cyrus’ entire winding career path and discography. (We also wonder how she managed not to give Bruno Mars a songwriting credit for “Flowers,” given its obvious references to “When I Was Your Man”).

Download and subscribe to our weekly podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Brian Hiatt, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts). Check out six years’ worth of episodes in the archive, including in-depth, career-spanning interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, the National, Ice Cube, Taylor Hawkins, Willow, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Dua Lipa, Questlove, Killer Mike, Julian Casablancas, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Marr, Scott Weiland, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Donald Fagen, Charlie Puth, Phil Collins, Justin Townes Earle, Stephen Malkmus, Sebastian Bach, Tom Petty, Eddie Van Halen, Kelly Clarkson, Pete Townshend, Bob Seger, the Zombies, Gary Clark Jr., and many others. Plus, there are dozens of episodes featuring genre-spanning discussions, debates, and explainers with Rolling Stone’s critics and reporters.

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