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Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus is the season 2 soundtrack album for the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana" (in the first disc) and Miley Cyrus' debut studio album (in the second disc) that was released on June 26, 2007 by Hollywood Records.

TracklistingEdit

Hannah Montana 2

  1. We Got The Party 3:37
  2. Nobody's Perfect 3:20
  3. Make Some Noise 4:47
  4. Rockstar 2:58
  5. Old Blue Jeans 3:22
  6. Life's What You Make It 3:11
  7. One In A Million 3:35
  8. Bigger Than Us 2:57
  9. You And Me Together 3:48
  10. True Friend 3:11

Meet Miley Cyrus

  1. See You Again 3:10
  2. East Northumberland High 3:24
  3. Let's Dance 3:02
  4. G.N.O. (Girls' Night Out) 3:38
  5. Right Here 2:44
  6. As I Am 3:45
  7. Start All Over 3:27
  8. Clear 3:03
  9. Good And Broken 2:56
  10. I Miss You 3:58

Album BackgroundEdit

Miley Cyrus described material used during the second season as "more speaking out to the fans."

Heather Phares from AllMusic described Cyrus' vocals on her personal tracks as being "lower and throatier" with "more organic and rock-oriented" instrumentation.

Throughout the record, Kathi Kamen Goldmark from Common Sense Media noted the inclusion of "positive, self-empowering messages for tween girls".

"Hannah Montana 2" continued to discuss Cyrus' double life on the program, notably in the tracks "Rock Star" and "Old Blue Jeans".

Friendships are addressed during "Right Here", "You and Me Together", and "True Friend". The songs "Nobody's Perfect", "Make Some Noise", and "Life's What You Make It" discuss maintaining an optimistic outlook in life.

"Meet Miley Cyrus" explored "more serious objects" including teen romances. Its closing track "I Miss You" is a dedication to Cyrus' late grandfather.

The album was later reissued as a two-disc special edition subtitled the Rock Star Edition. It included a remix of the track "We Got the Party" with the Jonas Brothers, an acoustic version of "One in a Million", and a DVD of live performances. Meet Miley Cyrus was omitted from the re-released pressings.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 326,000 copies, surpassing the first "Hannah Montana" soundtrack. It was certified triple-platinum by the RIAA.

Critical ReceptionEdit

AllMusic's Heather Phares expressed concern that Cyrus was "in danger of being overshadowed by the role she plays", but complimented that incorporation of "shiny, synth-driven pop and strummy acoustic ballads", praising the album.

She also noted the song "East Northumberland High" as the standout track from both discs.

Kathi Kamen Goldmark from Common Sense Media opined that releasing "Hannah Montana 2" and "Meet Miley Cyrus" as a single project was a value for the younger audience it attracted. However, she criticized its production for being "synthesized and over-processed", and added that the records would "irritate anyone with more mature musical taste."

However, Bob Smithouser and Bob Waliszewski from PluggedIn provided a more favorable review, stating that the album was "a great pick for [Cyrus'] tween fan base" and compared its musical style to that of Ashlee Simpson.

Shirley Halperin from Entertainment Weekly shared a similar sentiment, further comparing its sound to those of Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne. She opined that the first disc "delivers pure pop candy and impresses with R&B-tinged ballads", while the second disc was notable for its "risk-taking" lyrics.

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