13 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Paper Planes” comes off like a ragga-tinged schoolyard chant perforated by gunfire, while the frenetic stomp of lead single “Boyz” would sound right at home next to any Timbaland helmed club anthem. Indeed Timbaland’s world-spanning sonic aesthetic is clearly a touchstone for M.I.A., yet her beats are touched with an air of barely restrained dissonance sure to appeal to fanciers of the pop avant-garde.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

“Paper Planes” comes off like a ragga-tinged schoolyard chant perforated by gunfire, while the frenetic stomp of lead single “Boyz” would sound right at home next to any Timbaland helmed club anthem. Indeed Timbaland’s world-spanning sonic aesthetic is clearly a touchstone for M.I.A., yet her beats are touched with an air of barely restrained dissonance sure to appeal to fanciers of the pop avant-garde.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

the underdawg ,

In Response To The One-Star Reviews...

For all the people rating this album with one star because its "garbage" and they say "what has music come to?" they clearly have NOT listened to the album. Not only does the album have mastermind production, beats, featured artists, and just generally amazing songs in general--the songs MEAN SOMETHING! A lot of these songs shed light on the injusticies in the world including problems in 3rd world countries (Hussel, 20 Dollar, The Turn), problems with society (Paper Planes, World Town), wars/genocide (Jimmy) and I'm sure more tracks have meanings I just haven't looked up a lot of them yet.

But don't be turned off by the fact that the album is rated with only 4 Stars and people say "this is music??" because 1) it IS 2) M.I.A's doing something no one else is doing! And she's making great music while doing it! For crying out loud The Wilcannia Mob is an aboriginie rap group that she put on the track to shed light on them! Definitely check out this album! You're in for a whole different definition to music!!

sam ,

Sophomore Splendor

I haven't been this anxious to listen to a particular artist's sophomore album in a long time. Her first album floored me with originality, style, power, personality, honesty, and sexuality all over infectious electronic beats, rythyms and vocals. This album has a slight change of style, it seems more mature and produced. However, it still screams M.I.A. and I'm glad she didn't sell out and get her album fully produced by Timbaland (No offense Timbaland, Come Around is obviously amazing). Give it a chance, and get an acquired taste. It is worth it. M.I.A. will be around for a long time.

Noted Songs

Bamboo Banga- love beat and lyrics "strike match light fire whos that girl cool maya"
Boyz- Exotic sound, cool video
Mango Pickle- Love the scratch at the end, Wilcannia Mob contribution fantastic
20 Dollar- Love the sound, Interesting Pixies chorus
World Town- Cool Beat
Paper Planes- Love the sound effect chorus. Insane.
Come Around- Love the bass in the beat, love M.I.A. and Timba's lyrics

never scareddd ,

wow

absolutely horrible. don't know why anyone could like her music or her voice, so annoying. only reason i gave 1 star is because 0 stars weren't an option.

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