Top Albums (Update)

Kala – M.I.A.

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Kala is named after M.I.A.’s mother, in contrast to her previous album, Arular, which was named after her father. She contends that Arular was a “masculine” album, but that Kala “is about my mum and her struggle–how do you work, feed your children, nurture them and give them the power of information?” She further summed the album up as “shapes, colours, Africa, street, power, nu world, and brave.” Music journalist Jody Rosen called it “an agitprop dance record” that reappropriates hip hop in an international setting with beatbox riddims, “playground” rhymes, unconventional samples, and gunshot sounds.

Check out more albums I love at my Top Albums page here on Uki’s Kingdom.

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