LISTEN: MIA’s new album /\/\/\Y/\ (a.k.a. MAYA)

If you haven’t already (illegally) downloaded the new album by Paper Planes electro-artist M.I.A., then you can head on over to her seizure-inducing MySpace page to stream the entire new album. Now, I’ve been a huge M.I.A. fan since long before hip-hop stole her “Swagga Like Us” line (yes, she existed before Paper Planes) but I’m still not completely sold on this new album. A few factors may be the cause:

(a) she procreated for the first time between the last album and this, enter Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman,

(b) she got engaged to Benjamin Bronfman (ex-singer for the band The Exit, and son of Warner Music Group’s CEO),

and (c) got semi-signed by pop-heavy Interscope Records, shared by artists like Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Black Eyed Peas.

Regardless, take a listen to the album and let us know your thoughts! (My fave tracks are XXXO, It Takes A Muscle, Born Free, and Space.)

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