Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

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Barnes & Noble - Seth Kaufman
A doozey of a concept album, this two-CD set captures the double life of singer/actress Miley Cyrus with one disc of songs performed by her blonder pop-star TV alter ego, Hannah Montana, and a second disc, Meet Miley Cyrus, of songs sung -- and often co-written -- by the teen actress not, mind you, Miley Stewart, whom Ms. Cyrus also plays on TV. Although unified by high-energy, Radio Disney-ready pop songs, filled with candy-coated power-pop guitars, positive, tween-and-teen-friendly lyrics, and dance-happy beats, there are subtle differences between the albums. For one, Hannah Montana 2 has higher-octane songwriters, including Robbie Neville and Matthew Gerrard who ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Seth Kaufman
A doozey of a concept album, this two-CD set captures the double life of singer/actress Miley Cyrus with one disc of songs performed by her blonder pop-star TV alter ego, Hannah Montana, and a second disc, Meet Miley Cyrus, of songs sung -- and often co-written -- by the teen actress not, mind you, Miley Stewart, whom Ms. Cyrus also plays on TV. Although unified by high-energy, Radio Disney-ready pop songs, filled with candy-coated power-pop guitars, positive, tween-and-teen-friendly lyrics, and dance-happy beats, there are subtle differences between the albums. For one, Hannah Montana 2 has higher-octane songwriters, including Robbie Neville and Matthew Gerrard who wrote Kelly Clarkson's "Breakway", lending their chops to proceedings. The results offer more bounce than a superball, from the ska-powered chorus of "We Got the Party" to the Avril LaVigne knockoff chorus of "Nobody's Perfect." For a nice change of pace, Hannah -- or is it Miley? -- gets funky on the Prince-lite "Old Blue Jeans" and recalls more than a little of Vanessa Carlton on "One in a Million." Meet Miley Cyrus follows a similar vibe, but the singer feels a little more invested: There's a tad more country in her voice, a little more soul in the singing. And on some of the tracks, including the searing "Right Here" and the reggae pop of "Clear," this queen of teen sounds like she doesn't need a TV show behind her to shine.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Next to the High School Musical phenomenon, Hannah Montana is probably Disney's most popular musical act of the late 2000s. Unlike High School Musical's all-star cast, however, Hannah is just one girl -- well, actually, two: even though it's Miley Cyrus who gives a face and a voice to Hannah Montana's schoolgirl-by-day, pop star-by-night adventures, she's in danger of being overshadowed by the role she plays. The first Hannah Montana soundtrack tried to differentiate Hannah from the young lady responsible for her existence by including a handful of tracks credited to Miley Cyrus; Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus goes one better and gives Cyrus and her alter ego one disc each. Hannah still gets top billing, however, and the first disc feels like the second volume of almost any soundtrack -- it's not bad, but it's also not as interesting as what came before it. "Nobody's Perfect" and "Make Some Noise" sound like less-inspired versions of the shiny, synth-driven pop and strummy acoustic ballads that made the first Hannah Montana soundtrack a hit. However, there are some songs that don't feel like also-rans, most of which dig deeper into Hannah's new wave influences: "We Got the Party"'s fizzy keyboards and chugging guitars sound a lot like Kim Wilde's "Kids in America"; "Life's What You Make It" sets bright, cheerleadery vocals to a riff that sounds like a reconfigured "My Sharona"; and "Rock Star"'s glittery pop fantasy recalls Avril Lavigne's new wave pastiche without any of the faux-punk attitude. "Old Blue Jeans" is another standout, a danceable track that shows that this volume of the Hannah Montana soundtracks actually does groove-oriented songs better than the original album did. Moments like these balance out the watered-down and downright schmaltzy songs, such as "One in a Million," a ballad with a twinkly, earnest piano melody that sounds like equal parts of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" and Bruce Hornsby's "That's Just the Way It Is" fused together. Even though the title Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus seems a little self-defeating, it's true that the songs Cyrus sang as herself on the first soundtrack weren't especially memorable, so in a way her part of the set is a second chance to make a first impression. This time, the sound and the songs are better -- several tracks, such as "GNO Girls' Night Out" and "I Miss You," could easily be Hannah Montana songs, but Cyrus' singing is lower and throatier, and the arrangements are more organic and rock-oriented. She gets to sing the soundtrack's best song, an I'm-so-over-him number called "East Northumberland High," as herself, and dabbles in sounds that would be too eclectic for Hannah: "Let's Dance" has Latin dance-pop flair that is edgy compared to the Hannah Montana sound, while "Clear" pairs Cyrus' twangy voice with a laid-back reggae rhythm, making for a slightly strange but sweet combination. Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus would be just as strong as the first album if it were a single disc combining the best songs from Hannah's and Miley's albums, but Hannah Montana fans will no doubt enjoy having more music from their favorite fictional pop star and the real young woman who portrays her.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087105464
  • Catalog Number: 000046502
  • Sales rank: 8,181

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We Got the Party (3:36)
  2. 2 Nobody's Perfect (3:20)
  3. 3 Make Some Noise (4:47)
  4. 4 Rock Star (2:58)
  5. 5 Old Blue Jeans (3:22)
  6. 6 Life's What You Make It (3:11)
  7. 7 One in a Million (3:55)
  8. 8 Bigger Than Us (2:57)
  9. 9 You and Me Together (3:48)
  10. 10 True Friend (5:41)
  11. 11 [CD-Rom Track] (2:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 See You Again (3:10)
  2. 2 East Northumberland High (3:24)
  3. 3 Let's Dance (3:02)
  4. 4 G.N.O. (Girl's Night Out) (3:38)
  5. 5 Right Here (2:44)
  6. 6 As I Am (3:45)
  7. 7 Start All Over (3:27)
  8. 8 Clear (3:03)
  9. 9 Good and Broken (2:56)
  10. 10 I Miss You (6:30)
  11. 11 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hannah Montana Primary Artist
Matthew Wilder Guitar, Keyboards
Paul Bushnell Bass
Scott Cutler Guitar
Josh Freese Drums
Matthew Gerrard Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
James Harrah Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Shelly Peiken Background Vocals
Tim Pierce Guitar
Greg Wells Musician
Sean Hurley Bass
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Jens Gad Guitar, Soloist
Wally Gagel Bass Guitar
Stacy Jones Drums
Buck Johnson Keyboards
Greg Critchley Drums
Anne Preven Background Vocals
Jeff Turzo Keyboards
Dorian Crozier Drums
Jamie Houston Background Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
David Levita Guitar
Fefe Dobson Background Vocals
Andy Dodd Guitar, Keyboards
Windy Wagner Background Vocals
Adam Watts Drums
Geoff Pearlman Guitar
Toby Gad Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Xandy Barry Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Nicholas Rodriguez Bass
Ashley Saunig Vocals
Miley Cyrus Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Robbie Nevil Composer
Matthew Wilder Composer, Producer, Engineer
Scott Cutler Composer
Matthew Gerrard Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Marco Marinangeli Arranger, Producer
Shelly Peiken Composer
Csaba Petocz Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Andy Watts Composer
Greg Wells Producer
Kara DioGuardi Composer, Producer
Wally Gagel Producer
Doug Boehm Engineer
Nigel Lundemo Engineer
Anne Preven Composer
Pamela Sheyne Composer
Dorian Crozier Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Antonina Armato Composer, Producer
Jamie Houston Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Greg Collins Engineer
Tim James Producer
Jason Morey Executive Producer
Fefe Dobson Composer
Andy Dodd Composer, Programming, Producer
Adam Watts Programming, Producer
Jamie Houstin Composer
Toby Gad Composer, Producer, Engineer
Xandy Barry Composer, Producer
Jeannie Lurie Composer
Negin Djafari Composer
Miley Cyrus Liner Notes
ANTENNA Producer
Michael Bradford Producer
Steve Hammons Engineer
Chen Neeman Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    i like Hannah Montana 

    i like Hannah Montana 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Good

    It should be a miley cyrus album only

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Hannah Montana Colides With Miley Cyrus

    Looking for music with no foul language? Try Hannah Monatna and Miley Cyrus. This CD is actually 2 CD's one for Miley and one for Hannah. Great sound and audio makes it easy to make out all the words.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Miley Cyrus perfect for family

    I bought this CD because I have a teenage niece who I am raising. This is one CD the we can both agree to listen to. It's especially great for long road trips.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah does it again--and Miley finally shows through!

    This CD is AMAZING! I can seriously hear the two distinct voices of Hannah and Miley. And I also liked how there were two CD's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HANNAH FAN-TANA

    i luv hannah montana and miley cyrus! i have seen like EVERY episode! i listen to this music all the time! on the way to school, in my room, on my mp3, ect. i can relate to &quot i miss u&quot ....my puppy died and i feel like he is a human....kinda. THIS CD ROX! yours truly ~ Hannah FAN-tana

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    this hannah montana cd is way better. my favorite song is "you and me together" the meet miley cyrus meets its standards. she was great but she could go more over the top. her new album "breakout" should be better because it is not with Hannah montana. it will be her most personal music yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love You Hannah Montana!

    Awsome c.d. here Miley! I love both your sides! I love a lot of these songs on this c.d.! BUY IT NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah Montana listener, Hannah fan

    i totally LOVE Hannah/Miley's singing!!! i think she's awesome! i reccomend Rock Star! It's her best song! Hannah Montana's voice is amazing & clear/beautiful! I LOVE THESE CDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah Montana AND Miley is Back

    This is a really great CD once i got it i was listening to it every chance i got! It is a great CD if you like Hannah Montana or the show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This cd is awesome!!!!!!!

    This cd rocks my favorite songs on the first cd are rock star, one in a million, you and me together, and we got the party. My favorite on the second cd are, G.N.O.,see you again, lets dance, start all over and Northumberland high

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Is she losing her touch?

    I was highly disappointed in this c.d. Her first seemed to be better than her second. I just couldn't take her new "oh yeahs" between the lyrics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    When you hear this CD it's like wow, who sings this song.Then you relize it's a 14 teen year old. After you listen to the songs a few times you sing them everywhere. My friend has a i-pod and we sing all of Hannah Montana's songs.[If there is time.]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah Montana Rocks!!

    I love Hannah Montana!! This is an awesome CD but please don't buy this boys, U won't like it! Girls, U will love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Fav Pop Star

    Miley Cyrus is the best!! Her music always sends out a message. She is my fav Pop Star!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than the last One!

    I'm going to have to give Miley/Hannah a big thumbs up on this one. Not only is the music considerably better than her last CD, she also has way more tracks. "A reminder that the first Hannah Montana CD only had 8 songs on it sung by Hannah/Miley." I personally like the Meet Miley Cyrus CD,as the songs are a slightly different style then from the Hannah Montana 2 pop/rock sort of style. My favorites are "Old Blue Jeans" and "RockStar" from the HM2 CD, and "See You Again," "EastNorthumberland High" and "Clear" from the MMC CD. This new CD is absolutely, positively awesome and outstanding. If you even just LIKED the first CD, you're going to LOVE the Hannah Montana 2 and Meet Miley Cyrus Set.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!

    i love this cd. i has a lot of great songs. i gave this cd a 5 because it was awesome. i think miley/hannah has a better voice in this on than the first one. so yes it is much better than the first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OUTSTANDING!

    This cd is great! Miley Cyrus has an outstanding voice and her music relates to teenagers her age. She wrote many of the songs. Miley has accoplished so much for her young age and she truly is a role model to girls everywhere! This cd is a MUST have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana

    I think Miley is outstanding and should be in the top 10 hottest singers. Go Miley!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah Montana

    Hannah Montana is always wonderful and she just proved that even if you dont't think that you can keep on going try hard and you will suceed.

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