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M.I.A. is UK singer/rapper Maya Arulpragasam. Her 2005 debut album Arular unleashed her devastating dislocated beats, pounding basslines and chant-along vocals. M.I.A.'s unparalleled mongrel mix of hip-hop, ragga, dancehall, electro and punk saw Arular garner praise from far and wide, including being short listed for the Mercury Music Prize. In the USA M.I.A. signed with Interscope and hit the road opening for Gwen Stefani. M.I.A. is now set to release her second studio album, Kala. Amazing talent join forces with her on the new album, including Diplo, Timbaland, DJ Blaqstarr, Three 6 Mafia and producer, Switch.
Maya Arulpragasam, the British-based daughter of Sri Lankan refugees, delivered one of 2005's eye-popping debuts, Arular. For an album that proudly flaunted tin-can production, indecipherable South London slang, and lyrical nods to suicide bombers, it brought the woman who records under the name M.I.A. unexpected mainstream success--she followed its release by touring North America with Gwen Stefani and recording with Missy Elliott and Timbaland, while the single "Galang" made its way into a car commercial. Kala (the first release was named after her freedom-fighting father, this one after her mother) throws Arulpragasam's newfound pop credentials into the bustle of Bollywood rhythms, police sirens, 8-bit dancehall beats, Third World car horns, and street singers. Recorded across several continents, it presents a far more dynamic listening experience than her first album, especially with tracks like "Bamboo Banga," "Jimmy," and "Paper Planes." It's no less exhausting, though. What with the New Order sample, Timbaland cameo, and gunshot sound effects, there isn't a moment when it doesn't feel like you've unintentionally invited an entire carnival into your home. --Aidin Vaziri
What I expected. Came fast. Small crack in case. No damage to the CD.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great album. Several good hits I kept playing over and over again.Published 11 months ago by M. Duenaz
Wow this was such a huge disappointment after her first CD.
There's one song on here that's even worth listening too and that's 11. Paper Planes
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|I wanna sleep with M.I.A.||
This isn't a porn site. Please leave.
Feb 3, 2009 by S. Payne | See all 7 posts
|This album will be great!||
I just saw her in Brooklyn and she performed several new tracks. This album will more than live up to her last one.
Jul 27, 2007 by Haydia Haniff | See all 5 posts
|Seems a bit strange||
Craziness. I think alot of people do not understand where M.I.A's coming from and don't hear her message. Check out the pitchfork interview she did, it only made me love her more.
Aug 22, 2007 by M. Jackson | See all 9 posts
|Maybe someone can tell me why.......||
OH it's all based on individual taste I'm sure. For example, I bought Tommy Dorsey's Golden Era because I enjoy a wide range of music. So they recommended from other customers purchases, Jay Z's American Gangster. In case you are not familiar, Tommy Dorsey was a Big Band Leader from 1940s. ... Read More
Sep 25, 2008 by J. Bethany | See all 4 posts