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
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
Anyone catch the doc
― ritual showdown (Ross), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Yeah, it's really good! Guy who did it went to St.Martin's with her and she pretty clearly trusts him 100% which means it's very much her side of the story, but it also means she gives him tons of footage of herself growing up in London, hanging out with Justine Frishmann, going back to Sri Lanka in 2001 and trying to get her family to talk about the war (she wanted to be a doc filmmaker before she became a pop star).
The stuff about her flipping the bird at the Super Bowl feels so surreal to watch, that amount of outrage and pearl clutching decades after the Sex Pistols went on Grundy...I'm not usually one for "huh, America sure is WEIRD" type sentiments but I've seldom felt this alienated from that culture.
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink
sounds so cool, thanks for the response Daniel
― montoya (Ross), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink