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Arular (album) by M.I.A. (UK)

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Arular
Arular by M.I.A. (UK) (2005)
Release date: 2005-03-22
Overall rank: 1,707th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 208 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 2005 (42nd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (344th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,707th)

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Arular [PA] by M.I.A. (Maya Arulpragasam) (CD, Apr-2005, XL)
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M.I.A. (UK) bestography

Arular is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by M.I.A. (UK) on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by M.I.A. (UK) is Kala which is ranked number 676 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,800.

M.I.A. (UK) album bestography « Higher ranked (676th) This album (1,707th) Lower ranked (3,513th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Kala by M.I.A. (UK), White Blood Cells by The White Stripes and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 208 votes)
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73/100

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80/100
This has seriously grown on me...
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An utterly explosive debut blending culture and politics into its oddball hip-hop tapestry. I absolutely adore everything about "Arular".
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85/100
People not getting it. Loud, brash, hard, good tunes and not like much else. Underrated imo but does seem to polarise opinion and that's no bad thing. Telefunker, I must see your BEA...suspect it will be entertaining.
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90/100
This album gets a lot of backlash, but hey, i didn't like it at first either. I guess its just got some sick beats, and a great vibe. Not a fan of the rest of her stuff but her attitude on this one is pretty sick in my book
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75/100
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Radiohead makes a very original album just to experiment with new sounds and people say it's groundbreaking, but when M.I.A. does it, she's trying too hard and it's originality for the sake of originality. Well, I liked Arular. It displayed a completely fresh sound, and I congratulate M.I.A. for that. That's all there is to say.
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It was nice, funny and hypey... it lasted for 3 months in my playlist. It was fun.
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80/100
Not that bad... but not worth all the fuss that was made about it.
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80/100
Such an unconventional sound, with moombahton producers like Diplo and Switch backing you, and her ethnic rap flow, M.I.A. certainly deserves attention for the 00 decade. For me, a precursor to how awesome Kala would be.
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