Leak Of The <s>Week</s> Day: M.I.A. Kicks It Down A Peg

The latest song from blogosphere favorite and Diplo collaborator M.I.A. stuffs together cultural references and a bonkers beat once again, but her delivery has taken a very sharp left turn; she strings together callbacks to 1992 and acronyms from all over the entertainment-industrial complex in a near-monotone, letting the chaos come from the handclaps and stuttery beats surrounding her.

M.I.A. – XR 2 [MP3, via the scattermish bloooog; link expired]

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  • Riley

    I like this song. I was 7 years old in ’92 and I’m not sure what I was doing.

  • relaxing

    The last dependant clause is the fake. The other three independent clauses are taken from separate Pitchfork reviews.

    Do I win??

  • Steve518

    Is this her “We Didn’t Start the Fire”? I was waiting for a ‘Rock and Roller Cola Wars’ reference.

  • Cheap Shot

    This track rules. I was in my senior year in college in ’92 you youngins!

  • Ned Raggett

    Same here. *coughs, leans on cane*