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Arular (cln) (2005)

Artist: M.i.a.
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Format: CD
Sku: 63992756
UPC: 602498831885
UPC 14: 00602498831885
Release Date: 5/17/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Banana Skit
2. Pull Up The People
3. Bucky Done Gun
4. Sunshowers
5. Fire Fire
6. Dash The Curry Skit
7. Amazon
8. Bingo
9. Hombre
10. One For The Head Skit
11. 10 Dollar
12. U.R.A.Q.T
13. Galang

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote M.I.A. (Maya Arulpragasam): Maya Arulpragasam.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ross Orton; Anthony Whiting; Pete Hofmann.
Muze PNote M.I.A.'s ARULAR marks the arrival of an explosive new voice in popular music. The brainchild of Sri Lankan MC Maya Arulpragasam, the music of M.I.A. ("Missing in Action") reflects her harried, transient upbringing. The daughter of a revolutionary member of the controversial Tamil Tigers, Arulpragasam settled in London as a teenager, where she went on to study fine art and film at the Central Saint Martin's School of Art. After being hired by Justin Frischmann to document an Elastica tour, Frischmann inspired Arulpragasam to write songs of her very own.
Muze PNote The result is a dizzying assault to the senses, a sound that incorporates so many different styles it seems almost incomprehensible. Fortunately, it sounds incredible. Equal parts grime, electronica, hip-hop, dancehall, and straight-up club music, ARULAR demands listeners find the nearest dance floor and get down to it. But making ferociously danceable music isn't Arulpragasam's only goal. Spouting politically charged lyrics in an aggressive chanting style, M.I.A. reminds her audience that while music might provide a temporary escape, it can't erase the senseless violence that continues to plague the world. Powerful and gleefully audacious, ARULAR is world music at its most electrifying.

Producer: Ross Orton; Anthony Whiting; Richard X

Engineer: Pete Hofmann

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Bling Ring (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Fast Furious (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Fast And Furious (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Pay Close Attention:xl Recordings
Muze Music Compilations Total

Associated Artists and Works

SebastiAn (France)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/17/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 497102
Music Label Name Label : Interscope (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498831885

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (No. 968, p.70)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "You've never heard anything like M.I.A. - the sound of jump-rope rhymes in a war zone....[ARULAR is] weird, playful, unclassifiable, sexy, brilliantly addictive..."

Spin (p.65)
- Ranked #2 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[I]mprovised, explosive, and for once, redemptive."

Spin (p.88)
- "ARULAR will likely be the best political album this year." - Grade: A

Entertainment Weekly (p.143)
- Ranked #8 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' -- "ARULAR is the place where dance music, hip-hop, techno, novelties, and a slinky British accent meet and have a wicked good time."

Entertainment Weekly (No. 815, p.85)
- "[A]s instantly infectious as it is hard to pin down. The music is literally all over the map..." - Grade: A-

Uncut (p.98)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "A spiky starburst of raw beats and exotic collisions, ARULAR already sounds like a landmark debut album."

The Wire (p.43)
- Included in The Wire's "2005 Rewind: 50 Records Of The Year."

The Wire (p.63)
- "It's chockfull of machine gun beats, seismic sub-bass, fragments of raga and bhangra, and above all that voice."

Vibe (p.142)
- "[T]he dynamo from London showcases her talent for the spoken word..."

Mojo (Publisher)
- Ranked #29 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[H]ell-bent on fingerpopping agit-prop like Public Enemy messing with the B-52s."

Clash (magazine)
- "[A] thumping mix of different sub-genres from reggaeton and baile funk to grime and dirty south rap, full of exoticism, raw political energy and crunching, syncopated beats."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   M.i.a.
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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