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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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