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- Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 19 reviews
2007 Rank: #4 / 603
USER SCORE
86
Based on
156 ratings

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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. 

ryansliao
70
Definitely doesn't have the amazing beats that Arular had, but it's solid enough.

Best Tracks: Bird Flu, Boyz, Jimmy, World Town, Paper Planes

Worst Tracks: Hussel, Mango Pickle Down River
john95
87
No one does, or might ever do, what she did in this one, a project which, aside its uniqueness and musical boldness, never stops sounding more and more interesting and beautiful.
80
Excellent = 4, 10-11
Great = 1-3, 6-8, 12
Average = 5, 9
Bad = N/A
Trash = N/A

Not M.I.A.'s best, but a nice collection of more music from her, that gets inspiration from multiple areas of the world.
exception
84
diplo's production kept this spot on, a great follow up to arular
fav tracks: paper planes, jimmy, bamboo banga
rapmartin12
86
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Paper Planes
- Jimmy
- Come Around
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DETAILS

August 21, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
Electropop, Hip Hop / Genres
www.miauk.com / Website
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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