Miley Cyrus: ‘From age 16 to 18 all I listened to was Pixies’

Popstar also says she wants her 'Bangerz' album to stand the test of time like a Michael Jackson LP

Miley Cyrus has revealed that she is a massive fan of Pixies.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the pop singer explained that one particular Pixies album had a profound effect on her as a teenager.

“There’s a line Ludacris says on my album that goes, ‘If I die before my time, at least I’ll still be living through my music.’ That’s something I’ve said over and over again. Like, I have one Pixies record that is a time for me – from the time I was 16 until I was 18, the Pixies is all I listened to,” Cyrus recalled. “And I’m going to be that artist to so many people, so I want to make sure my record is the best it can be. I’m trying to set a new standard for pop music. So it has to live up.”

During the interview, Cyrus also explained that she wants her forthcoming album ‘Bangerz’ to stand the test of time like a classic Michael Jackson LP. “It’s coming out soon,” she said of ‘Bangerz’, “So right now I’m listening to it 20,000 times to make sure it’s perfect. I have to make sure every detail is perfect. There are albums that people still are listening to, like Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’, because it’s so fucking dope. I want people to listen to my album like that.”

Cyrus has recently defended her controversial performance at the MTV VMAs last month (August), during which she twerked for ‘Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke, while also admitting: “I’ll probably never do that shit again.”

Earlier this week Haim covered ‘Wrecking Ball’, the second single from Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ album, in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. ‘Bangerz’ is set for release on October 4.