M.I.A.: Kala [$9.98]

[10 December 2007]

By Dan Raper

Liberian drums, soca and dancehall rhythms from Jamaica, Bollywood disco, and even Baltimore club beats: it’s a new sonic world. M.I.A. boasts repping the “World Town”, which mainly stems from her time spent in Liberia, and Diplo’s work with the Australian Aboriginal kids for his Heaps Decent project. By combing the world for material but staying true to what interests her of its own accord, M.I.A. has managed to create another LP full of innovative, endlessly pleasurable songs.

M.I.A. - Jimmy

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