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M.I.A.: Arular
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A refugee of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Maya Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) re-settled in London with her family at a young age, and ended up gravitating towards music. Her remarkable debut album is hard to nail down, taking in elements of hip hop, reggae dancehall and Dizzee Rascal’s grime sound without being beholden to any of them. Her lyrics range from strings of nonsense syllables to politically provocative phrases delivered with an infectious sing-song vocal style, and the end result is jittery, edgy dance music for a multi-cultural world. 2/2/2005 - Don Yates
Other M.I.A. album reviews:

Matangi - 11/1/2013
Kala - 8/1/2007



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