Maya - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Rusko; DJ Blaqstarr; Diplo; Sleigh Bells; Switch
- MAYA [PA]
Recording information: Red Bull Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Jaime Martinez; Ravi Thiagaraja; Maya Arulpragasam.
Almost three years after her second album, which featured the Top Five U.S. hit "Paper Planes," M.I.A. returns with MAYA, a set released on her N.E.E.T. label through XL and Astralwerks. The two songs issued as teasers -- the harsh and repetitious "Born Free," accompanied by an attention-grabbing video, and the slinking, surprisingly poppy "XXXO" -- merely indicated the wide scope of the album, which features input from Diplo, Blaqstarr, Switch, and Rusko.
- Studio / Live
- M.I.A. (Maya Arulpragasam)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Message, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Steppin' Up
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] XXXO
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Teqkilla
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Lovalot
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Story to Be Told
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] It Takes a Muscle
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] It Iz What It Iz
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Born Free
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Meds and Feds
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Tell Me Why
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Space
- Universal Music Distribut
Rolling Stone (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "M.I.A. packs every track with left-field surprises: the ghostly Suicide organ on 'Born Free,' the gospel chant of 'Tell Me Why,' the Bowie-style robot sheen of 'Space.'"
Spin - "[T]he sneakily titled 'Lovealot' is perhaps the riskiest gambit yet from the 32-year-old artist....[M.I.A.] has always been mercurial, volatile, elusive....
Mojo (Publisher) (p.52) - Ranked #35 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[I]t's a provocative, confused and contradictory splurge....Wonderful."
Paste (magazine) - "At its core, MAYA boasts a handful of great -- and truly subversive -- ideas....Like the rebels she so often lionizes, Arulpragasam is conducting hit-and-run warfare on modern pop..."
Clash (magazine) - "With schizophrenic aplomb M.I.A. has unleashed her most adventurous and uncompromising album so far."
- 41m 35s
- Video Disabled
- Eric Stenman
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