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it's cash, but they'll get some gash so that's great.

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

I get that its cool to hear Paper Planes in indie discos nowdays, but can't she go back to the intense buzzy skeletal beats of Arular, they're so much more fun

Also, poor German MIA

boxedjoy, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

iDig this. Arular is neanderthal MIA and...and that's saying something given her overall aesthetic.

Blancminaj (Spinspin Sugah), Friday, 23 April 2010 16:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Don't like the lo-fi karaoke thing on her voice in this particular song... I could see how it's supposed to fit with the punk aesthetic of the song but it just sounds like lazy production... hope the rest of the album feels less like a demo.

Moka, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

And it's a shame because the sample is good.

Moka, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is pretty weak imo

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Friday, 23 April 2010 19:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

iDig this.

you just came sooooo goddamn close to a suggest ban you have no idea

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Friday, 23 April 2010 19:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok this is awesome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinky_Blink (The Reverend), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I DONT WANNA TALK ABOUT MONEY CAUSE I GOT IT-GOT IT-got it-got it
AND I DONT WANNA TALK ABOUT HOOCHIES CAUSE I BEEN IT-BEEN IT-been it-been it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinky_Blink (The Reverend), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol she has definitely been hanging out with Santigold

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

she does Santigold better than Santigold does

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinky_Blink (The Reverend), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

the buildup to this is great

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

between this and the clip of Gorillaz from The Colbert Report, I am very happy I followed a Pitchfork link today

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

In 2009, Time magazine placed M.I.A. in the Time 100 list of "World's Most Influential people" for having "global influence across many genres".

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

"genre influence across many globes"

yo gotti or notti (J0rdan S.), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

do we even have entryist pop any more? she ought to be commended for such a leftfield move

collaboration with mika vainio and kk null awaits

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

she does Santigold better than Santigold does

Uh... Santigold >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MIA.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

ugh son

The Reverend, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

i would buy an album of MIA punk songs

imma sb (samosa gibreel), Friday, 23 April 2010 21:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Its modernist punk. It makes me interested. Sounds good.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just sounds like bad Atari Teenage Riot. Nothing really new going on here.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love the beat but those vocals sound really half-assed.

adamj, Friday, 23 April 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Except MIA hasn't done 'bad atari teenage riot' before. Its pop music. Did you expect some sort of Stockhausen experiment? What is new etc, etc...

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 22:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

she had this album called kala that pulled from some great honkies: richman, pixies, clash
She made them her own and made them parts of something great

thought she'd do suicide justice. she did not.

Fellini.Kuti, Friday, 23 April 2010 23:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shit. And here I was just thinking she went and made a song.

So can we get this straight: Is it 'Bad Atari Teenage Riot' or 'Bad Suicide'. Is someone going to say sounds like 'Bad M.I.A?' Prefer these kinds of influences than Beach #**!@$ Boys.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 23:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Prefer these kinds of influences than Beach #**!@$ Boys.

word the fuck up

it ain't trickin if yo gotti (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 April 2010 00:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

We don't like this? Cause it sounds pretty darn good to me!!!

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 24 April 2010 02:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

It is kind of zzzz but I love the Suicide sample a lot. Just wish there were more, like, melodies and tones and stuff and not just noise.

piping hot dish and a cup of chat (Stevie D), Saturday, 24 April 2010 02:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's the best thing I have heard all day- ahead of my kids persistent whining, the sound of pork frying and a hippy, gypsy Dylan at a park down the road. More melody than all three too.
Don't listen to them M.I.A.
Keep up the good work.

Hinklepicker, Saturday, 24 April 2010 04:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

i like it fine. but i also like xtrmntr, which is really the first thing it makes me think of.

women are a bunch of dudes (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 April 2010 05:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Santigold >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MIA

wait waht? i have that santigold disc. never really registered for me. love MIA, tho, for the beats, hooks and lyrics.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

MIA is so infinately better than santi

it ain't trickin if yo gotti (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

m.i.a. generally is better than santogold but this new song is way worse

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

sorry but no, I have been rocking the fuck out to this all fuckin day, when I have been bumpin gang starr for old times sake

it ain't trickin if yo gotti (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is the besssssssssst when u r drunk

it ain't trickin if yo gotti (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh hey it IS sort of like MIA + XTRMNTR now that you mention it

piping hot dish and a cup of chat (Stevie D), Saturday, 24 April 2010 13:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

This song is pretty great.

o. nate, Saturday, 24 April 2010 16:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah I love this. I also like ATR and XTRMNTR and Suicide though.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 24 April 2010 16:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have that santigold disc those MIA discs. never really registered for me. love MIA Santigold, tho, for the beats, hooks and lyrics.

See, this is my experience.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 24 April 2010 17:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok wtfff @ this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xD5xjahxac

fag-amplitude (electricsound), Monday, 26 April 2010 11:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

note: not really work or mind safe

fag-amplitude (electricsound), Monday, 26 April 2010 11:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

wow.

The Reverend, Monday, 26 April 2010 11:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Intense. but I liked it

van smack, Monday, 26 April 2010 13:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

the kind of video senser would have made if they'd had the budget

tbh the music is about on senser's level too

history mayne, Monday, 26 April 2010 13:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

ah that video just makes that suicide sample even more intense.

borntohula, Monday, 26 April 2010 14:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

not feeling the video - there's no reason for it to be 9 minutes long ans for all the viscera there's a pointlessness to the entire concept

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 April 2010 14:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

expected her to not do something thats so familiar but the songs ok. bit too chemical bros/prodigy ish though. i expect better from her.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 26 April 2010 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

good video though. and her conceptualism is still there. wonder what the sound of the album will be like.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 26 April 2010 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

sort of reminds of the 'windowlicker' vid with the distended length and american setting albeit with the avant-grotesquerie replaced by inane blackly comic quasipolitical challops

nakhchivan, Monday, 26 April 2010 14:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

"this video contains content from UMG. it is no longer available in your country."

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 26 April 2010 14:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love/hate the blase-blase trollfaceness of the lyrics

big WHOIS aka the nameserver (s.clover), Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:43 (two years ago) Permalink

it's conflicting bc as never-in-doubt as this aesthetic is for m.i.a. it also feels very necessary right now, even filtered through her ego. and it really works as a song. the most coherent, tasteful way to approach the issue, no, but still necessary bc any pro-migrant view in pop culture, mainstream opinion etc is so hard to come by

lex pretend, Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:05 (two years ago) Permalink

ego whats up with that

big WHOIS aka the nameserver (s.clover), Sunday, 29 November 2015 19:59 (two years ago) Permalink

lex otm

The Reverend, Sunday, 29 November 2015 20:54 (two years ago) Permalink

otm whats up with that

big WHOIS aka the nameserver (s.clover), Sunday, 29 November 2015 20:57 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

http://pitchfork.com/news/66241-afropunk-organizers-defend-mia-keep-her-on-festival-bill/

Organizers announced today that M.I.A. is still headlining Afropunk's London festival despite backlash over comments she made about the Black Lives Matter movement. In a statement, Afropunk wrote, "To us, the fact that M.I.A.'s comments sparked dialogue about a global view of the Black struggle is not a failing," later adding, "The debate is healthy and as people who have long been silenced, we refuse to participate in silencing of other voices." They continued, "We hope that this event also brings to light the experiences of black Brits, immigrants and refugees in the UK, who are continuously erased."

StillAdvance, Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:10 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the new single is very good.

i'd probably still support her if she, say, shot someone in the middle of fifth avenue.

Treeship, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new album out today! Reviews have been mixed but it has some enjoyable moments imo

art baengels (monotony), Friday, 9 September 2016 01:41 (two years ago) Permalink

OMG IT'S OUT?!?!?!?!

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 01:49 (two years ago) Permalink

yessssss finally good news in this hellish year

Treeship, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:07 (two years ago) Permalink

btw lex this isn't about the German MIA

Neanderthal, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Bah, I got excited for a bit that it was. I really loved her material back in the day, and I wonder why she hasn't done anything since Bittersüss, which was incredibly dope! And she had to suffer the indignity of some British singer stealing her artist name.

Tuomas, Friday, 9 September 2016 06:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Listened to most of this while getting ready this morning and was not feeling it. :/ It's telling when one of the best tracks (Visa) is based around a 'Galang' sample.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 9 September 2016 16:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh my god this album is so bad that it actually makes me kind of upset

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:20 (two years ago) Permalink

For someone who is so risk taking, the dull inoffensive mediocrity of this album is the most disappointing thing she could possibly do, like I would take an over ambitious flop over this any day. What HAPPENED???

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:22 (two years ago) Permalink

It's a weird record. Half way through the album she just seems to give up. There's some decent stuff here but it all sounds so unfinished. If this is her last album, it's a weak way to go out.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 9 September 2016 21:32 (two years ago) Permalink

It all sounds like half-assed demos of someone else who likes MIA but has never made a record before

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 22:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Also, a complete misuse of the angelic and idiosyncratic voice of Dexta Daps. That could have been anyone.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 9 September 2016 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

politics? what's up with that?

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (two years ago) Permalink

the people's republic of swaggerstan

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (two years ago) Permalink

She has hinted this might be her last album and that she's not that interested in music anymore, that she wants to explore other mediums. So I guess this is how MIA's music career ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 September 2016 21:35 (two years ago) Permalink

This is a disappointment after Matangi. The opening two tracks -released weeks before- made me excited for this but this just sounds very half-assed; The production is all over the place and some of these lyrics are terrible even by MIA standards. I really hope this isn't her swan song, would hate for her to leave in such a low note.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 September 2016 21:46 (two years ago) Permalink

my god, every interview or tweet or whatever I've read w/ her abt this album (not to mention all of the recycled lyrics/samples/themes) basically amounts to "I gave up"

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:23 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

glad shes doing meltdown. though her interviews with all the nostalgia for 2004 make me worry a bit. lineup is decent. though i expected more non-western artists. no one from south asia? from the middle east? maybe it was just a programming difficulty. still, fun to have giggs, i wayne, dexta daps, etc at royal festival hall, lol.

StillAdvance, Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:32 (one year ago) Permalink

not 100% sold on dexta daps, though his weeknd+bawdy dancehall combo makes me think he will be fun.

StillAdvance, Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:37 (one year ago) Permalink


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