M.I.A.-Arular and Piracy Funds Terrorism
I met M.I.A. outside of the Apple store in Chicago and thought she was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Then she talked to me about my favorite track of hers (Amazon, but only maybe), then signed my brother's copy of Hard Times. Anyways, I stumbled upon this in the process of unpacking gear so I decided I'd post her album along with the mixtape that made her internet famous (meaning a bunch of people talk about her but doesn't equate into real world fame or sales). It's a boomshakalaka of minimalist beats grinding up against bongos, chimes, Rocky horns, revup guitars, and M.I.A's sexualized if-Madonna-was-a-rapper voice. Every song is a gem and the album just gets better the more you listen to it.
M.I.A-Piracy Funds Terrorism
Note: M.I.A. totes her badge of terrorism on her sleeve, but the name of her EP could be an indication that she'd hang your butthole on a glasspole then smash it in if she found you with her bootlegged record. Beware.
By the by, MIA has some pretty cool limited edition sneakers that worth just looking at. She also has some really pencil cases and such on her official website, but it's not working right now.