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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 »

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 “Badd Blood” in the guest-star department and failing hilariously. Swift got her guest stars to throw knives and kung fu fight. Madonna has higher-wattage celebrities, but she can’t get them… More »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PJ Harvey, M.I.A., Thurston Moore, Tom Morello Issue Statement In Support Of Online Whistleblowers

As Pitchfork reports, a number of musicians have joined the luminaries who signed a public statement that calls for public support of online whistleblowers like…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

M.I.A. Settles With The NFL, Maybe Now They Can Afford A Halftime Show

M.I.A. and the NFL have settled the lawsuit that the organization filed after M.I.A. flipped the middle finger during her part in Madonna's 2012 Super…
James Rettig | August 22, 2014 - 6:36 pm
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