Tag Archives: Mathangi Arulpragasam

M-B-E-2-M-I-A

I was a little surprised when I read the news that British-Sri-Lankan rapper/provocateur M.I.A. (aka Mathangi Arulpragasam) was being awarded an M.B.E. (aka The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) this year for her services to music… not because … Continue reading

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Tangy!

Short version: M.I.A. has a new album out called Matangi. It’s awesome. Buy it. Long version: I’ve only listened to the album once so far, and M.I.A.’s tracks usually take a few spins to catch all the wordplay and wrap … Continue reading

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Maya, May I?

A few years back, I managed to wean myself off buying magazines… mainly because the price of s/hand DVDs and CDs dropped so drastically, and it became so much easier to find news and reviews of bands and films online … Continue reading

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MIA: Born Free

M.I.A. has a new video out! Yay? Well, maybe not. Apparently it’s a nine minute epic, featuring graphic violence and gore. To crib from Wikipedia: The controversial film depicts red-haired young men being violently rounded up in an urban zone … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

Yesterday I picked up a copy of the second M.I.A. album, Kala. Looking it up on Wiki, I then realised that it had actually been out for almost a year! As ever, I was waiting for the price to drop, … Continue reading

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