I remember loving this album a lot more in Grade 10; but still an interesting listen and one with quite a bit of influence.
A work as vital as KALA is such a rarity that when it arrives--and KALA practically smacks you in the face as music becomes experience--you have no choice but to sit up and pay attention. M.I.A.'s part-homemade synthesis of political fury and personal experience is beautiful, funny, tragic, poignant--in other words, it is the stuff of great art. And its incisive brilliance is undeniable.
Kala is such a blend of beautiful sounds
|# 72 -||NME (2000s)|
|# 184 -||NME Top 500 of All Time|
|# 22 -||Pitchfork (2000s)|
|# 98 -||Pitchfork: The People's List|
|# 9 -||Rolling Stone (2000s)|