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Tuesday, January 18 2011

Part 2: From Meklit Hadero to the Old 97's

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

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.


Sunday, December 9 2007

The Best Electronica of 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.


Reviews

Friday, May 16 2014

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.


Sunday, November 3 2013

M.I.A.: Matangi

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

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.


Sunday, July 11 2010

M.I.A.: ///Y/

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

M.I.A.: 27 September 2007 - Sydney

PopMatters' Dan Raper offers a comparative study in Bamboo bangin' past and present.


M.I.A.: Kala [19.Aug.07]
M.I.A.: Arular [17.Feb.05]

Blogs

Monday, June 17 2013

M.I.A.'s “Bring the Noize" to Release Tomorrow, Streaming Today

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.


Monday, April 30 2012

M.I.A. Previews New Tune “Come Walk With Me” Via Video

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

M.I.A's "Bad Girls" Video Debuts on New YouTube Channel Noisey

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

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 died


Thursday, September 30 2010

M.I.A. - "FACEBOOKGOOGLEMYSPACEYOUTUBE"

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


News

Sunday, February 5 2012

M.I.A.’s halftime gesture said to be ‘a case of adrenaline’

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


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