Miley Cyrus has returned with her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, and it’s a triumph. The album feels like a journey through Cyrus’s 15-plus year career, showcasing her versatility as an artist and her evolution as a person.

The album kicks off with the cool and resilient “Flowers,” which sets the tone for the rest of the album. It’s a statement of independence that reminds listeners that Cyrus is her own person and she’s not afraid to show it. From there, the album takes listeners on a journey through love, heartbreak, and self-discovery.

Tracks like “Violet Chemistry” and “Island” showcase Cyrus’s vulnerable side, while “Wonder Woman” and “Handstand” bring the energy and fun that we’ve come to expect from the pop star. “Rose Colored Lenses” is a standout track, with Cyrus’s raw vocals and poignant lyrics hitting listeners right in the heart.

One thing that stands out about Endless Summer Vacation is how cohesive it is. It doesn’t feel like Cyrus is just throwing a bunch of random songs together; each track flows seamlessly into the next, creating a complete listening experience.

In terms of musical style, Endless Summer Vacation is a departure from Cyrus’s previous album, Plastic Hearts. While Plastic Hearts was more rock-oriented, Endless Summer Vacation leans more towards pop, with hints of country and folk sprinkled throughout. The result is an album that feels fresh and exciting, while still feeling true to Cyrus’s roots.

Overall, Endless Summer Vacation is a fantastic addition to Miley Cyrus’s discography. It’s an album that feels like a celebration of her journey as an artist and a person, and it’s clear that Cyrus poured her heart and soul into it. I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars