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Arular

Arular
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Favourite Albums of 2005 (60 items)
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Published 11 years, 3 months ago

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Description: M.I.A.'s debut record is both intensely urban and aggressively modern. The group's sole member, Maya Arul, infuses her blend of hip-hop and chunky electro with raw, tribal overtones and a healthy dose of sex appeal. There are elements of world music here, in Arul's multilingual vocal as well as the tonal shifts and instrumentation (like the drone that opens up "Hombre"). Her delivery uses a variety of yelps and tics full of street-wise confidence and bratty energy. But there's also an appealing melodic sense, like early Neneh Cherry or Miss Kitten when she's not in diva mode. M.I.A. doesn't really sound like anybody; t ... (more)
Manufacturer: xl re
Release date: 22 March 2005
EAN: 0634904018627 UPC: 634904018627
Tags: Dance (2), Bought 2005 (1), 2005 (1), Sri Lankan (1), English (1), Mercury Prize Nominee (1), Xl (1), Pop (1), Album (1)
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