Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Double CD pours out cheesy positive messages.
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Parents say

age 9+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 60 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Very positive girl-power messages delivered with sledgehammer subtlety.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Surprisingly subdued packaging, for a Disney tie-in product.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this double CD is chock-full of positive, self-empowering messages for tween girls, delivered with the kind of self-conscious sincerity that will irritate most music fans over the age of 10. Perfect for its target age group, it's definitely NOT for the whole family. Adults are warned to bring their own iPods to the dance party.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 15 year old Written bymi_angel02 April 10, 2009

Not appropriate for children under 13

My 8 year-old daughter loves Hannah Montana, the show, the movie, the music, etc. I bought her the H2 Cd for her birthday when it came out and was very disappoi... Continue reading
Parent of a 10 year old Written byannbruce July 3, 2009

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Kid, 12 years old September 29, 2009

Like it!!

Great messages all girls should follow!!
Teen, 14 years old Written byFloydclaptonblues April 9, 2008

Teen Pop at its Cheesiest!!!

Clearly the work of Disney's producers. The music is annoying, poorly written, and poorly mixed (Alot of Disney songs are poorly mixed). I have found many... Continue reading

What's the story?

Adorable Miley Cyrus is -- get this -- a regular school kid AND a rock star. You see, it's a secret identity thing, and none of her classmates have figured it out. Wait! That's Hannah Montana, so that means Miley Cyrus, who plays Hannah Montana, must actually have THREE identities: regular school kid, weekend-warrior rock star, and daughter of country-music one-hit wonder Billy Ray Cyrus. Yikes, it sure does get confusing! What doesn't get confusing, ever, are the steadfast good intentions dripping from every pore of HANNAH MONTANA 2/MEET MILEY CYRUS, with Miley singing her appealing little heart out on one perky \"go get 'em girls\" anthem after another.

Is it any good?

Tweens who buy this product get a lot for their babysitting money: two CDs, one featuring songs from the TV show Hannah Montana; the other introducing originals billed as being by Miley herself (despite lengthy professional songwriter credits on the package). Perfect for tweens, this CD is likely to irritate anyone with more mature musical taste. Synthesized and over-processed, with a message about as subtle as a sledgehammer, there's absolutely no crossover potential here, so be sure to have your own iPod handy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the self-esteem and "you can do it" messages here, delivered with the subtlety of a pick-axe. Do you think the messages are effective? Would they be more or less effective in the context of subtler, more interesting songs? What's the difference, musically, between music produced for "tweens" and music presented as art, with no special agenda?

Music details

  • Artist: Miley Cyrus
  • Release date: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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