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Last week was Thanksgiving, so this week’s list actually collects two weeks’ worth of videos. I figured this wouldn’t be much of a problem, since labels and publicists tend to crank out way less stuff during the holidays. I was wrong. The past two weeks have yielded a whole lot of good music videos, and… More »

The ballot box for this week’s 5 Best Songs was already overstuffed and brimming with contention even before Wilco dropped a surprise LP last night. The biggest arguments flared up over one Lana Del Rey. Hard to believe, right? Music nerds fighting about LDR? Well it happened. But it’s over now, thank goodness. Ultimately, “Honeymoon” More »

If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you’ll note that it’s not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now on a plane to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you see me there, say hi; I’ll be the tall guy. Even without any late-breaking additions, this was a… More »

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M.I.A. Weighs In On Refugee Crisis: “How Can The West Turn People Away?”

M.I.A.'s career has intrinsically been tied to politics to since the beginning, so it's no surprise that she went on NPR to discuss the refugee…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 10:22 am

M.I.A. – “Borders” Video

M.I.A. has shared the video for her new single "Borders" via Apple Connect. The self-directed clip features a swaggering Maya Arulpragasam joining a band of…
Chris DeVille | November 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
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M.I.A. – “Borders”

M.I.A. announced her new project, Matahdatah, over the summer with new song and video in the form of "Broader Than A Border," which was shot…
James Rettig | November 19, 2015 - 3:23 pm
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SNL Put Donald Trump In A “Hotline Bling” Parody

We already proclaimed the "Hotline Bling" meme dead after Ellen DeGeneres superimposed Bernie Sanders into the video, but that didn't stop Saturday Night Live from…
Chris DeVille | November 8, 2015 - 8:44 am
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M.I.A. Is Working With Skrillex

M.I.A. has lately been working on a new album called Matahdatah, and she shared her "Broader Than A Border" video and talked a bit about…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 12:21 pm
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M.I.A. – “Broader Than A Border” Video + Matahdatah Details

After some teasing over the past week, M.I.A. has debuted a new project called Matahdatah with a video dubbed "Matahdatah Scroll 01 'Broader Than A…
James Rettig | July 13, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Preview New M.I.A. Music And Visuals

Over the past week, M.I.A. has been sharing new visuals and music on her social media accounts. As Pitchfork points out, it all seems to…
James Rettig | July 6, 2015 - 12:33 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Madonna's "Bitch, I'm Madonna" is a bad video. It might be a good video if Madonna wasn't out here trying to compete with Taylor Swift's…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 9:33 am
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GENER8TION – “The New International Sound (Pt. II)” (Feat. M.I.A.) Video

You ever get the feeling that you're about to lose a war? That's what watching this video feels like. GENER8TION is a new project from…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2015 - 12:55 pm

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky's new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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M.I.A. Says Her Video’s Release Is Being Blocked Because Of “Cultural Appropriation”

M.I.A. is no stranger to clashes with her record label, but the latest issue is truly a puzzling one. On Twitter, M.I.A. says that she…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2015 - 9:30 am
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M.I.A. – “Platforms” (Demo)

M.I.A. just uploaded a demo of a new song titled "Platforms," after Instagramming a video of her singing along to the track earlier today. "Platforms"
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 8, 2015 - 4:59 pm

M.I.A. & Diplo Are Still Bickering Via Subtweet

Diplo and M.I.A.'s feud has been going on for so long that I barely remember a time when they were collaborators, let alone romantic partners.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm
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M.I.A. Discusses Rocky Relationship With Diplo, Unpleasantness With Oprah In New Interview

Arular, M.I.A.'s powerful, adventurous debut, turns 10 years old this Sunday. To celebrate the anniversary and that record's enduring legacy, she spoke to Rolling Stone,…
Peter Helman | March 20, 2015 - 7:36 pm
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M.I.A. – “CanSeeCanDo”

M.I.A. shared a new track earlier today called "CanSeeCanDo." It's her first new track after the release of Matangi in 2013. "DEMOCRACY CONVERSATIONS ! TAMILS…
James Rettig | March 7, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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Watch M.I.A. Goof Off In “The Only Fresh Exciting Bit” Of Diplo Doc F1ORIDA

It's hard to believe these days, but Diplo and M.I.A., who now seem to sit on opposite ends of the pop-cultural spectrum, were a couple…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 10:19 am
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