- Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 19 reviews
2007 Rank: #4 / 613
USER SCORE
86
Based on
187 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. 

Jun 12, 2017
heavenshapedbox
90
Best tracks: Bamboo Banga,World Town, Bird Flu, World Town, Jimmy and 20 Dollar
Dec 29, 2016
plowo
100
nao acredito que maya arulpasagam fez o melhor album do mundo
Nov 8, 2016*
ryansliao
60
I don't understand the mass praise for this album. Arular did everything on this album better and then some.

Best Tracks: Bird Flu, Boyz, Jimmy, World Town, Paper Planes
Worst Tracks: Hussel, Mango Pickle Down River
Oct 6, 2016
NR
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.
Sep 2, 2016
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.
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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