AOTY 2017
Kala
M.I.A. - Kala
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2007 Ratings: #4 / 617
User Score
Based on 227 ratings
2007 Ratings: #9
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

The sound and chaotic vocalizing prove sketchy to the end, but M.I.A. announces herself as a serious artist who's wise to the push-pull ways of pop seduction.

90
Rolling Stone

Kala is less pop-friendly than its predecessor. It'sheavier, noisier, more jagged.

89
Pitchfork

For all the choices she might have made and the audiences she might have aimed at, the fresh-sounding, adventurous, and not-exactly-accessible Kala is the kind of record that obviously demanded a defined personal vision. 

Dec 29, 2016*
plowo
100
nao acredito que maya arulpasagam fez o melhor album do mundo

10 years of a masterpiece of modern electronic music
Oct 24, 2017
dyelir
89
M.I.A. made South Asian music that catered to a western audience while somehow eschewing accessibility entirely on Kala. Her previous efforts before this album were stellar but M.I.A. upped the ante here by giving less of a fuck lyrically and vocally. Many cuts on here she's singing with an ethereal falsetto ("Jimmy"), others she's talk-rapping ("Paper Planes", "Come Around"). Even with an impressive slew of producers behind her, Kala's center is M.I.A. herself.
Sep 23, 2017
Mandog
85
What a weird but successful combination of electronic, abrasive, and political music! And even a Top 40 hit! Great job M.I.A!
Jul 27, 2017
homogenius
95
Slumdog Millionaire sent me here.
Jun 29, 2017
heavenshapedbox
91
Best release