M.I.A.'s Kala Album And How I Don't I Get It
I like conspiracy theories. Love even. I enjoy seeing them in places they might not be at all. I see them all over, under, around and inside of the musical project M.I.A.. Specifically concerning her new album Kala.
I don't usually ever write about music I don't really enjoy, but this case is different. The most interesting aspect of me not enjoying M.I.A.'s music is the high volume of people whose musical taste or skills I respect that adore her. Friends, music writers, other musicians, even geniuses like Timbaland all seem to go crazy for M.I.A.
MS Paint is so back
When her first album, Arular, came out I tried hard to enjoy it, but I was unsuccessful. Now with the impending release of her new one I was motivated to give it another try. I didn't even skip any tracks. It took all the way til the very last track for me to find something did indeed enjoy. And this was the uncharacteristically structured and flowing Timbaland produced and featured track Come Around.
It's not so much that I dislike M.I.A.'s music, it's that I just don't get it. I can't find a groove to sit in. I like her sass, but I can't find any thing to hold onto in the music. What is the big deal?
Even the steady 3 star whoring Rolling Stone gave it 4.5 stars. I throw my hands in the air.
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