The queen of paper planes, Tamil dance beats, and subversion-on-wax returns. We don’t do feature length album reviews per se, but Pitchfork’s got you covered. In the meantime, here are the top 5 songs we think you should hear, hosted by Spotify. For devoted M.I.A fans and newcomers alike, this album won’t disappoint.
- Bad Girls – By now, everyone knows that bad girls live fast and die young and do it well. Hmm, Miley Cyrus anyone?
- Y.A.L.A – A response to Drake’s Y.O.L.O mantra (you only live once), which proclaims “Y.A.L.A” – you always live again.
- Double Bubble Trouble – A laid-back hybrid of Reggae and Dubstep.
- Sexodus – an entrancing exercise in seduction, with the sound of helicopter propellers diffused through the soundwaves.
- aTENTion – a tribute to Autotune, and the now-classic Bone Crusher war chant, “Never Scared.”