Thursday, October 9 2014
These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.
Wednesday, October 8 2014
From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Slipped Discs continues with the return of a '60s pop heartthrob, the best underappreciated hip-hip album of the year, the resurrection of a legendary '80s band, some great beats from M.I.A. and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Sunday, July 18 2010
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.
Sunday, December 9 2007
As electronic music's edges bleed out all over the genre map, some sounds have been resurrected, others minimally revised, but the sum total shows a genre that, diffuse identity or not, continues to exert its pull on rock, pop, and the dancefloor.
Friday, May 16 2014
The first-ever Vulture Festival featured book talks, art walks, film screenings and a musical performance from Solange and M.I.A.
Sunday, November 3 2013
The most telling line on Matangi is when M.I.A. boasts, "If you're gonna be me, you need a manifesto," because it's ironic that she's not really able to articulate a statement of purpose for herself on her latest album.
Thursday, January 20 2011
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.
Sunday, July 11 2010
That /\/\/\Y/\ lacks the focus and confidence of M.I.A.'s previous albums is disappointing; that it finds Maya Arulpragasam content to follow, rather than lead, is indefensible.
Sunday, October 28 2007
PopMatters' Dan Raper offers a comparative study in Bamboo bangin' past and present.
Monday, June 17 2013
M.I.A. is streaming her new tune “Bring the Noize" on her website ahead of the single's official release tomorrow. The song will appear on the singer''s fourth album, 'Matangi', releasing this fall.
Sunday, April 29 2012
M.I.A. has been living up to her moniker in recent times with little in the way of new music. However, she just dropped a new video over the weekend previewing a new song. There's no news yet on a confirmed album release date.
Monday, February 6 2012
While we have to wait until summer for M.I.A.'s fourth album to drop, as of Friday, the heart pounding video for Bad Girls is available exclusively on VICE’s new original music channel Noisey, on YouTube.
Monday, July 25 2011
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 died
Thursday, September 30 2010
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 video
Sunday, February 5 2012
LOS ANGELES — In early 1989 Madonna was the center of controversy over the religious imagery in the video for her “Like A Prayer.” Twenty-two years later