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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink
politics? what's up with that?
― Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink
the people's republic of swaggerstan
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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink
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