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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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies' "Bag Boy," their first…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize” Video (Matangi Gold Edition)

At the start of the week, M.I.A. released a video for Matangi lead single "Bring The Noize." Here is the Matangi Gold Edition, which is…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 27, 2013 - 2:24 pm

M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize” Video

Last week, M.I.A. shared her rave-damaged new single "Bring The Noize," and it was one of our favorite songs of the week. This morning, she's…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2013 - 10:05 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week is a new column that will highlight the tunes the Stereogum staff found to be the foremost music…
Stereogum | June 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

M.I.A.’s “The Message” Not So Paranoid After All?

M.I.A. is no stranger to controversy and criticism. But with the recent revelations about government surveillance, she has culled together a grip of remarks that…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 19, 2013 - 12:56 pm

M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize”

Despite an initial April release date, M.I.A.'s fourth studio full-length, Matangi, has been temporarily shelved for allegedly being "too positive." Over the weekend, we heard…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 17, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Hear A Snippet Of M.I.A.’s “Bring The Noize”

M.I.A. has a new record coming out at some point this year, Matangi, for which she has already released the single “Bad Girls.” Next week,…
Liz Pelly | June 15, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Stream M.I.A.’s Matangi Mixtape

M.I.A. released new material at a fashion show in Paris today, an 8-minute Matangi mix. It was used to soundtrack her collaboration with the fashion…
Liz Pelly | March 3, 2013 - 12:22 pm

M.I.A. – “Doobie”

Super producer Danja's contribution to the Internet's nostalgia machine #ThrowBackThursday comes in the form of sharing music he's made via YouTube. Yesterday he unveiled "Doobie,"…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 1, 2013 - 3:44 pm

M.I.A.’s Matangi Rejected By Label For Being “Too Positive”

M.I.A.’s fourth studio album, Matangi was slated for release this April — in time for the Tamil New Year on the 15th — but has…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 7, 2013 - 11:56 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2012

Our rundown of this year's Gummy Awards results continues! Close watchers of yesterday's Top 20 Tracks reveal will be interested to learn that 60% of…
Stereogum | December 11, 2012 - 2:19 pm

M.I.A. – “AtTENTion”

Apparently, sometimes it's a good idea to harangue pop stars on Twitter. After a group of fans made a point out of Twitter-bothering M.I.A. about…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 12:17 pm

M.I.A. Matangi Coming In December

As Billboard points out, M.I.A. has been answering fans' questions on Twitter today and, in the process, making some announcements about her next album, Matangi.
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2012 - 3:39 pm

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls (Switch Remix)” (Feat. Missy Elliott & Rye Rye)

Well, this is awesome. Here’s a track from M.I.A.’s forthcoming Bad Girls remix EP, a Switch remix that features verses from Missy Elliott (!!!) and…
Corban Goble | June 21, 2012 - 2:15 pm

M.I.A. – “Come Walk With Me” (Preview)

M.I.A. has been in the news a whole lot lately, usually for pretty-bad reasons. But despite a looming new album, we haven't heard a proper…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 8:51 am

Hear M.I.A.’s Theme For Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been under house arrest in the UK for a while, but he's still launching a brand-new talk show called The
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2012 - 9:03 am

Madonna (Feat. M.I.A.) – “B-Day Song”

Madonna’s new LP, her first since 2008’s Hard Candy, drops today, so a few of those tracks have found their way to the web, one…
Corban Goble | March 26, 2012 - 9:10 am

M.I.A. Picks A Twitter Fight With Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is better at showing up in disaster areas and looking concerned than probably any other person in the history of the human race.
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Watch SNL Parody M.I.A., Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel hosted SNL over the weekend with musical guest Karmin (I won't even get into that) and overall, she did a pretty nice job.
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 9:29 am

Madonna Comments On M.I.A.’s Bird Flip

Ever since Monday, we’ve been hearing rumors that Madonna was furious at M.I.A. for flipping off the camera during Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show. Today,…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2012 - 1:59 pm
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