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Old 07-09-2010, 11:44 AM   #121
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Is it possible to dislike this song, though? I am not being sarcastic. I think it's fantastic.

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Old 07-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #122
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I tried to read her twitter page, but it's worse than my 15 year old cousin's.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:30 PM   #123
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hmm I just imported her new album into my iTunes and the genre came up as "intentionally awful"
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #124
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The reviews piling in today seem to be less than positive.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:33 PM   #125
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I think we can be glad that a lot of the press isn't willing to play emperor's new clothes with this garbage. Nothing worse than people getting a free pass because of what they did in the past...upon listening to "Born Free" for the first time, I could just imagine some morons watching M.I.A. in concert and trying to feign excitement as she launches into that schlock.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #126
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Ouch. And they've been heavily promoting this thing.


Pitchfork: Album Reviews: M.I.A.: / \ / \ / \ Y / \


Hard to feel much sympathy.
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Ouch. And they've been heavily promoting this thing.


Pitchfork: Album Reviews: M.I.A.: / \ / \ / \ Y / \


Hard to feel much sympathy.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:10 PM   #128
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I think it's at least a 4.9, those butchers.

Seriously, though, I am angry that there isn't at least far and wide love for "It Takes a Muscle." One of the best covers I've heard in the last few years.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:51 PM   #129
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Ouch. And they've been heavily promoting this thing.


Pitchfork: Album Reviews: M.I.A.: / \ / \ / \ Y / \


Hard to feel much sympathy.
Ha, I haven't agreed with a Pitchfork review to this degree in a long time.

I want to hear the album again, but only because MIA is incompetent and forgot to put Lovalot on her myspace.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:06 PM   #130
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Popmatters review was quite similar:

M.I.A.: ///Y/ < PopMatters

Allmusic seem to have given it a 7 (which is their lowest score for one of her albums), but don't have an actual review supporting it yet.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #131
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lol @ any journalist who hen-pecks out /\/\/\Y/\ instead of just calling the album "MAYA"
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:27 PM   #132
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It's as if everything that was great about M.I.A. has been stripped from this music, leaving behind only the most alienating aspects of her art and public persona.
That about sums it up. I read that Pitchfork review nodding pretty much all the way.
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lol @ any journalist who hen-pecks out /\/\/\Y/\ instead of just calling the album "MAYA"

Agreed.
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You know my schadenfreude city!
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Swooping in for my first listen. "iPhone connects to the internet connects to the Google connects to the government." HA!
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