Articles tagged the clientele, m.i.a., the av club

13 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

M.I.A.: AIM

M.I.A.'s pop-centric fifth and supposedly final album feels much more like a pit stop than a destination.

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5 Aug 2016 // 11:30 AM

M.I.A. - “Go Off” (Singles Going Steady)

If "Go Off" presages what we'll hear from the remainder of her new album, then Maya Arulpragasam plans to go out with a bang.

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24 Mar 2016 // 10:21 AM

M.I.A. - “Ola, Foreign Friend” (Singles Going Steady)

Leave it to M.I.A. to sample The Lion King and use it in her unique fusion of Asian melodies and Timbaland-influenced hip-hop production.

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23 Feb 2016 // 11:20 AM

M.I.A. - “Borders” (Singles Going Steady)

M.I.A.'s "Borders" is an ultra-politicized, acid-tongued stomp that takes no prisoners.

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The Clientele: Unreal and Alone: Best of the Clientele

Unreal and Alone: Best of the Clientele is a little short in the tooth, but a little always went a long way with this band.

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M.I.A. + Solange at Vulture Fest: 10 May 2014 - New York (Photos)

The first-ever Vulture Festival featured book talks, art walks, film screenings and a musical performance from Solange and M.I.A.

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PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Three: 21 July 2013)

After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.

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25 Jul 2011 // 7:15 AM

M.I.A. Releases Amy Winehouse Tribute on Soundcloud

Last night, M.I.A. posted a tribute to Amy Winehouse on her Soundcloud page fittingly titled “27”. It’s “dedicated to all [her] friends that

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Amor de Días: Street of the Love of Days

Amor de Días feels a lot like a summery hiatus with an open-ended return ticket for Alasdair MacLean from his main gig, the Clientele.

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21 Jan 2011 // 8:00 AM

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

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20 Jan 2011 // 10:00 PM

M.I.A.: ViCKi LEEKX

Those thinking the Vicki Leekx pseudonym was going to be an outlet for M.I.A.'s more political work are going to be disappointed; this is how she has a good time.

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14 Jan 2011 // 11:30 AM

The Year in Music: April 2010

M.I.A’s controversial music video for “Born Free” is released. In the clip, violence against red-haired people is used as a metaphor for

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The Google is connected to the government…Continuing in the vein of M.I.A’s cryptically revolutionary statements, miss Maya has crafted a new

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16 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

The Clientele: Minotaur

Whether it is a last gasp from an unusually consistent band, or merely a palate-clearing exercise pointing the way towards a perhaps more experimental direction to be found on a follow-up LP, Minotaur is buoyed by an excellent front half and a less stellar back end.

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‘Rolling Stone’ Picks the “100 Greatest Beatles Songs”

Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

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27 Jul 2010 // 6:42 AM

HARD Tour: 24 July 2010 - New York

Although M.I.A.'s performance didn't meet expectation, Rye Rye, Die Antword, Skream & Benga, and Sleigh Bells upped the ante, one after the other, after the other.

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Pull Up the Sound: The Story Behind M.I.A.‘s Innovative Producer

Like many pop-artists through the years, M.I.A.’s career has been built alongside forward-thinking producers and musicians, but few have had such a complex relationship as M.I.A. and Diplo.

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When PopMatters first posted M.I.A.‘s video for “Born Free”, we noted that the clip—which featured a group of unfortunate red-headed persons

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M.I.A. - “XXXO” single (stream)

So it may have been only two weeks ago that M.I.A.‘s graphic, cinematic, and social critiquing video “Born Free” was posted in

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4 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Nneka: Concrete Jungle

Nneka clearly views pop art as a mechanism for transformation and vision, in the way that John Lennon and Bob Marley used both in a dizzying concoction of myth and talent.

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After Images: Poland's 41st Gdynia Film Festival

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"From painters to interrogators, some of the finest films at Gdynia Film Festival 2016 dramatized real-life figures from the country’s past.

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