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Kala – M.I.A. March 20, 2009

Posted by huymix in Music.
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MIAfplusKala Album Cover

This is the first music album that I’m reviewing and it’s a good one. By that I mean this review is F+ good. Also, I did buy the physical cd, yes I am one of “those” people. If you’re not one of “those” people, I can at least recommend that you listen to this album. This album is more than just “Paper Planes” (radio edited without the gun shots to boot) and is an F+ because it’s distinctive:

  • Look at that cover art! Nothing worse than some generic dudes looking at different directions on a beach cover art (South Park reference).
  • Each song is very different from each other. So much so that I can tell which song is gonna play just from the first few seconds. I guess I can do this with a lot of music in general but with this album the distinction is a lot clearer.
  • Paper Planes with full out gunshots! Screw the radio-edits, Slumdog Millionaire had it right. This track is awesome.

This album does what most albums do not. It stands out. It’s loud and bold and will never be played on CHUM FM without significant editing. Good for M.I.A., and good for all of us.

Also, the fighting in Sri Lanka needs to stop.