- Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 19 reviews
2007 Rank: #4 / 616
USER SCORE
86
Based on
217 ratings

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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
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!
Aug 28, 2017
Raincoatt
90
M.I.A. It demonstrates his political fury and his experiences in this album, and he really had an incredible and brilliant work. Kala is one of my favorite albums for that reason, and in addition, the album mixes several styles and old samples that have helped to improve this experience, leaving more fun and captivating, undoubtedly one of the best albums of the 2000s
Jul 27, 2017
homogenius
95
Slumdog Millionaire sent me here.
Jul 8, 2017
Gwbriel
92
Best tracks: Paper Planes, Bamboo Banga, Jimmy, World Town and Bird Flu
Worst tracks: ????????
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August 21, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
Electropop, Hip Hop / Genres
www.miauk.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 6 - A.V. Club
AllMusic
# 30 - Cokemachineglow
# 31 - Consequence of Sound
# 4 - Drowned in Sound
# 2 - musicOMH
# 7 - NME
# 7 - No Ripcord
# 6 - Paste
# 3 - Pitchfork
# 10 - PopMatters
# 1 - Prefix
# 1 - Rolling Stone
# 5 - SPIN
# 8 - Stylus Magazine
# 9 - TIME
# 22 - Tiny Mix Tapes
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Track List
  1. Bamboo Banga 
  2. Bird Flu 
  3. Boyz 
  4. Jimmy 
  5. Hussel 
  6. Mango Pickle Down River
  7. 20 Dollar 
  8. World Town 
  9. The Turn 
  10. XR2 
  11. Paper Planes 
  12. Come Around