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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

what's the title of the song?

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 26 April 2010 14:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

"her conceptualism is still there"

what

history mayne, Monday, 26 April 2010 14:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

there ought always to be room in pop music for syncretists/dilettantes with a sense for the right wtf direction, even if u hate it u gotta have respect for her

malcolm mclaren would have wanted it this way

nakhchivan, Monday, 26 April 2010 14:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

what a horribly formed song

cozen, Monday, 26 April 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

"what"

i guess youd prefer someone like i dunno, brother ali where everything is 100% accurate/theoretically sound but 100% boring

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 26 April 2010 14:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

no i just mean... what do you mean by "conceptualism" here?

history mayne, Monday, 26 April 2010 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey it's another mia song that would be interesting except for mia's vocals

call all destroyer, Monday, 26 April 2010 15:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

with a video for people who don't know about punishment park

call all destroyer, Monday, 26 April 2010 15:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

not sure if anyone follow pitchfork on twitter, but she's tweeting there all day and it's possibly the most annoying thing she's ever done. not really sure what she's trying to accomplish by being so kayne/all-caps/obnoxious, when i've seen and heard interviews where she's a very normal, laid back kind of person.

borntohula, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

ann powers on twitter: "The #MIA vid works as a repositioning tool. Reaffirmng that old skool revolution is her biz even if bright colors and indie cred distract."

pretty sure "biz" isn't used ironically

da croupier, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

generally p retarded tweet

history mayne, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

MIA's my name, old skool revolution is my game

da croupier, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

R MY C/LOK KEYS REALLY REALLY REALLLLLLLLLLY OFFENDING U OK ILL TAKE THEM OFF ▖ ▗ ▘ ▙ ▚ ▛ ▜ ▝ ▞ ▟ ▀▖ ▗ ▘ ▙ ▚ ▛ ▜ ▝ ▞ ▟ ▀▁ ▂ ▃ ▆ ▇ █ #miap4k

ksh, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

web 2.0 at its best

ksh, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

anyone who follows pitchfork on twitter deserves what they get

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 April 2010 17:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

you are the generation that followed pitchfork on twitter

nabisco infiltrator (J0rdan S.), Monday, 26 April 2010 17:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

aw man, if I was her I'd follow up reports of being annoyed with tweets all in Wingdings

LITERALLY FLATTEN HER WITH THE POWER OF YOUR MARRIAGE (HI DERE), Monday, 26 April 2010 17:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Listening to it again in hi quality and I'm still frustrated at how great the sample is and how it gets ruined by unnecessary echo on the vocals and the lazy production. Her voice sounds way better when it's slightly behind the sound, not in front of it all. Song sounds killer until she torches it down with the vocals... oh well, we'll always have ghostrider...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4KY2n-pZok

Moka, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol I just learned abt this song from Alex in NYC's blog

jaymc, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

the vocals on this rox u r all gay

The Reverend, Monday, 26 April 2010 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's kind of funny that everyone here calls me the voice/singing Nazi even though I generally think things like this are awesome

Marriage, that's where I'm a Viking! (HI DERE), Monday, 26 April 2010 17:58 (eight 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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