Tag Archives: 2007

RS #393: M.I.A., Kala


M.I.A., Kala

Release Date: 2007 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
"M.I.A., Kala" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.
Impressions: Intriguing hip-hop British/Indian multicultural mash up. Opening songs like "Bamboo Banga" are fragmented, percussive, cool but can get a bit numbing, "Jimmy"opens up into a disco cover. "Hussel" sounds of 2007 with big throwback keyboards and tribal drums, yet still unique. Sometime M.I.A.'s rapping veers dangerously close toward Debbie Harry "Rapture" style, but generally she gets by pretty … Continue Reading ››

#494: MGMT: Oracular Spectacular


MGMT, Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
The MGMT Lions
Release Date: 2007
Previously Owned: Sort of... have a bunch of MP3s from this one
Impressions: When this album first came out, someone threw MP3s from this album on my work server and I thought they were audio files from our company's management committee meeting.  It's got that now-popular '80s-via-'00s sound by Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann that features big drums and bigger keyboards and some nice hooks. Parts funky, trippy and sarcastic without getting too, too annoying, Oracular Spectacular is a definitely an product of … Continue Reading ››