AOTY 2019
M.I.A. - Arular
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2005 Ratings: #6 / 441
User Score
Based on 293 ratings
2005 Ratings: #22
March 22, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Beggars Banquet / XL / Label
Electropop, Hip Hop / Genres
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tha138
72
Can you hear the cries of war coming from the heart of the urban jungle, spreading the revolution with raw, electronic beats...
...and for those who don't bite her militant exaggeration, enjoy the tribal-funk.
Gudetrauma
88
happy birthday maya!
YungNoodle
90
M.I.A was the first artist i ever rated on here so i decided to go back through her discography
musicmagpie55
87
While this album doesn't bang as hard as Kala, M.I.A.'s debut is crunchy and impressive. This album feels 'global,' which is a term I don't love when applied to music because it is overused and doesn't say much. Where some albums feel timeless but rooted in a location, Arular is an object of the 2000s that feels aware of the growing connectivity of world cultures and has no single origin or cultural influence. The effect is phenomenal, with each song feeling unique and exciting. The whole ... read more
mimicorn
90
this could come out today and people would still praise it for being innovative
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Year End Lists

#2/SPIN
#4/Pitchfork
#6/No Ripcord
#11/Rolling Stone
#25/NME
#36/Gigwise

Track List

  1. Ba-na-na Skit
  2. Pull Up The People
  3. Bucky Done Gun 
  4. Sunshowers 
  5. Fire, Fire
  6. Dash The Curry Skit 
  7. Amazon
  8. Bingo
  9. Hombre 
  10. One For The Head Skit
  11. 10 Dollar 
  12. Uraqt 
  13. Galang 
  14. MIA

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